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Lenovo ThinkAgile HX3520-G, HX3521-G, HX5520, HX5521, HX7520, HX7521 2U Appliances and Certified Nodes (Intel Xeon SP Gen 2)

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Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes are 2-socket 2U systems that feature the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and are designed for deploying industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix on Lenovo enterprise platforms. Nutanix brings the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

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

Tip: This product guide combines all eight ThinkAgile HX 2U systems with 2nd Generation Intel Xeon ("Cascade Lake") processors into the one document to make it easy to compare the systems.

Change History

Changes in the March 1, 2024 update:

  • Added column for 1.125 TB for HX7520 and HX7521 - Memory section:

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes are 2-socket 1U systems that feature the 2nd Generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors and are designed for deploying industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix on Lenovo enterprise platforms. Nutanix brings the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

The 2U systems are available either as an Appliance (HXnnn0) or Certified Node (HXnnn1):

  • HX3520-G and HX3521-G for compute-heavy workloads including those benefiting from the use of GPUs
  • HX5520 and HX5521 for storage-heavy workloads
  • HX7520 and HX7521 for high performance workloads
  • HX7520 for HANA and HX7521 for HANA are 2U offerings designed for SAP HANA-based solutions

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

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

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520

Did you know?

The ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes are built on the Lenovo ThinkSystem SR650 server that features enterprise-class reliability, management, and security.

The HX3520-G, HX5520 and HX7520 and HX7520 for HANA Appliances offer ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.

Key features

Combining performance and flexibility, the HX 2U 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.

Appliance features

The HX Series Appliances (HX3520-G, HX5520 and HX7520 and HX7520 for HANA) 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’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure software from Nutanix.
  • Provide quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Nutanix 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 (including all-NVMe) configurations.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • 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.

Certified Node features

The HX Certified Nodes (HX3521-G, HX5521 and HX7521 and HX7521 for HANA) offer the following key features:

  • Built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • Preloaded with Nutanix software and ready for out-of-box deployment (Note: software licenses are not included).
  • Provide flexibility in using the existing Nutanix term-based software licenses and active support contracts or purchasing new software licenses and support contracts from Nutanix.
  • Offer optional Lenovo Professional Services to get customers up and running quickly

The Nutanix software running on the HX 2U systems delivers the following key features:

  • A natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity that gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.
  • A fault resistant platform, with no single point of failure and no bottlenecks with shared-nothing architecture, where all data, metadata and services are distributed to all nodes within the cluster, that is built to detect, isolate and recover from failures anywhere in the system.
  • An intuitive user-centric management experience to simplify every aspect of the IT infrastructure lifecycle and provide a single pane of glass to monitor and control Nutanix clusters, with simplified workflows and rich automation for common administrative tasks.
  • Powerful security features, such as two-factor authentication and data-at-rest encryption, with a security development lifecycle that is integrated into product development to help customers meet the most stringent security requirements.

Hardware features

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

Scalability and performance

The HX 2U 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 HX 2U 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 HX 2U 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 HX 2U 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 ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR650 server.

The following figure shows the front view of the HX3520-G appliance and HX3521-G Certified Node. These systems have 16x 2.5-inch (SFF) SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays.

HX3520-G and HX3521-G front view
Figure 2. HX3520-G and HX3521-G front view

The following figure shows the front view of the HX5520 appliance and HX5521 Certified Node. These systems have 12x 3.5-inch (LFF) SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays at the front of the system.

HX5520 front view
Figure 3. HX5520 and HX5521 front view

The following figure shows the front view of the HX7520 appliance and HX7521 Certified Node. The systems can have up to 24x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays, in one of the following configurations:

  • 24x SAS/SATA
  • 20x SAS/SATA and 4x AnyBay
  • 12x SAS/SATA and 4x AnyBay

HX7520 front view
Figure 4. HX7520 and HX7521 front view

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX3520-G, HX3521-G, HX7520 and HX7521. These systems have up to six PCIe expansion slots plus one Ethernet LOM card slot.

Rear view of HX3520-G, HX3521-G, HX7520 and HX7521
Figure 5. Rear view of HX3520-G, HX3521-G, HX7520 and HX7521

The storage-rich HX5520 and HX5521 optionally support two drive bays at the rear of the server. The following figure shows the rear view of the 14-bay configuration of the HX5520 and HX5521 which includes 3x PCIe slots and 2x drives at the rear of the server.

Rear view of HX5520 and HX5521 with 14 drive bays
Figure 6. Rear view of HX5520 and HX5521 with 14 drive bays

The following figure shows the rear view of the HX5520 and HX5521 without rear drive bays. It offers 5x PCIe slots.

Rear view of HX5520 and HX5521 without rear drive bays
Figure 7. Rear view of HX5520 and HX5521 without rear drive bays

Standard specifications

The ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR650 server.

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

Table 1. Comparison of features
  HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 for HANA
HX7521 for HANA
HX offering type Appliance
Certified Node
Appliance
Certified Node
Appliance
Certified Node
Appliance
Certified Node
Target workloads Compute heavy Storage heavy High performance SAP HANA-based solutions
Base MTM 7X84CTO3WW
7Y90CTO3WW
7X84CTO4WW
7Y90CTO4WW
7X84CTO6WW
7Y90CTO6WW
7X84CTO8WW
7Y90CTO8WW
Form Factor 2U 2U 2U 2U
Base platform SR650 SR650 SR650 SR650
CPU 2x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2 2x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2 2x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2 2x Intel Xeon SP Gen 2
Memory 24x DDR4 2933 MHz
(1.5TB maximum)
24x DDR4 2933 MHz
(3TB maximum)
24x DDR4 2933 MHz
(3TB maximum)
24x DDR4 2933 MHz
(3TB maximum)
Drive Bays (hot-swap) Front: 16x 2.5" SAS/SATA
Rear: None
Front: 12x 3.5" SAS/SATA
Rear: 2x 3.5" SAS/SATA
Front: 24x 2.5" SAS/SATA
or 20x S/S + 4x AnyBay
or 12x S/S + 4x AnyBay
Rear: None
Front: 24x 2.5" SAS/SATA
or 20x S/S + 4x AnyBay
or 12x S/S + 4x AnyBay
Rear: None
Drive configurations All Flash
Hybrid
All Flash
Hybrid
All Flash
Hybrid
All Flash
HBA 430-16i HBA 430-16i HBA 430-8i HBA 430-8i HBA
Boot drives 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA 2x M.2 SATA
Rear slots 6 5 (3 if rear drive bays configured) 6 6
LOM networking 1x 10Gb LOM adapter 1x 10Gb LOM adapter 1x 10Gb LOM adapter 1x 10Gb LOM adapter
PCIe networking Up to 3x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb
Up to 4x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb
Up to 3x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb
Up to 4x adapters
10Gb, 25Gb, 40Gb
GPUs 2x Double-wide
5x Single-wide
No support No support No support
Hypervisor Nutanix AHV
VMware ESXi
Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
Nutanix AHV
VMware ESXi
Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
Nutanix AHV
VMware ESXi
Microsoft Windows Hyper-V
Nutanix AHV
VMware ESXi

The following table lists the system specifications of the HX 2U systems.

Table 2. System specifications
Attribute Specification
Machine types 7X84 - Appliances
7Y90 - Certified Nodes
Form factor 2U Rack-mount.
Processor Two 2nd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors.
Chipset Intel C624.
Memory 24 DIMM slots (up to 12 DIMMs per processor; six memory channels per processor with two DIMMs per channel) with support for RDIMMs and 3DS RDIMMs up to 2933 MHz at 2 DIMMs per channel.
Persistent memory No support.
Memory capacity HX3520-G and HX3521-G: Up to 1.5 TB
HX5520, HX5521, HX7520 and HX7521: Up to 3.0 TB
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

HX3520-G and HX3521-G:

  • 16x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap

HX5520 and HX5521:

  • 12x or 14x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.

HX7520 and HX7521:

  • 24x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 20x SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5-inch AnyBay hot-swap drive bays; or
  • 12x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5-inch AnyBay hot-swap drive bays.
Internal storage

HX3520-G and HX3521-G:

  • Hybrid:
    • 2 cache SSDs and 6-14 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache SSDs and 8-12 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All Flash: 4-16 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.

HX5520 and HX5521:

  • Hybrid:
    • 2 cache SSDs and 4-12 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache SSDs and 8-10 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All Flash: 4-14 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.

HX7520 and HX7521:

  • 24-drive bay Hybrid:
    • 4 cache SSDs and 12-20 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 6 cache SSDs and 12-18 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 8 cache SSDs and 16 capacity HDDs.
  • 24-drive bay All Flash:
    • 4-24 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 NVMe PCIe SSDs and 8-20 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • 16-drive bay Hybrid: 4 cache SSDs and 12 capacity HDDs.
  • 16-drive bay All Flash:
    • 4-16 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 NVMe PCIe SSDs and 8-12 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
Storage controller 430-8i HBA or 430-16i HBA
Network interfaces
  • 2x or 4x 10 GbE LOM base network ports, either RJ-45 or SFP+
  • 10GBASE-T, 10 GbE SFP+, 25 GbE SFP28, or 40 GbE QSFP28 network adapters.
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management.
GPU adapters

HX3520-G and HX3521-G:

  • 5x Single-wide GPUs
  • 2x Double-wide GPUs

Other HX systems: No support for GPUs

Boot drive 2x M.2 non-hot-swap SATA SSDs (RAID-1).
I/O expansion slots Up to 7x PCIe 3.0 slots:
  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or x8; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not present if Slot 1 is PCIe x16)
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not available if a DW GPU adapter is installed in Slot 5)
  • Slot 7: 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, 1x VGA port.
  • Rear: 2x USB 3.0 ports, 1x VGA port.
Cooling Six hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 550 W, 750 W, or 1100 W (100 - 240 V), or 1600 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum AC power supplies, or 750 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency Titanium AC 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 and HDDs, power supplies, and fans.
Systems management XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, XClarity Provisioning Manager, XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro. XClarity Energy Manager (optional).
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0. Optional security bezel.
Software
  • Appliances: Nutanix Acropolis: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions. Nutanix Prism, Nutanix Calm (optional), Nutanix Flow (optional).
  • Certified Nodes: Nutanix Acropolis Starter, Pro and Ultimate editions (licenses purchased separately from Nutanix or a Nutanix reseller). 
Hypervisors Nutanix AHV, VMware ESXi, Microsoft Windows Server Hyper-V
Hardware warranty
  • 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.
Software maintenance Three-, four-, or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).
Dimensions Width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), depth: 764 mm (30.1 in.)
Weight Maximum configuration: 32 kg (70.5 lb)

Models

Factory-integrated models of the appliances and certified nodes 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 base Configure-to-Order (CTO) models first, and then you are adding components (processors, memory, drives, and network adapters) to the selected model according to the output from the Nutanix Sizer tool, http://services.nutanix.com/

Note: You are required to engage a Lenovo representative in the project that includes the ThinkAgile HX Series appliances. ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes do not have this requirement.

The following table lists the base CTO models.

Table 3. CTO base models
Machine Type/Model Description
7X84CTO3WW ThinkAgile HX3520-G Appliance
7Y90CTO3WW ThinkAgile HX3521-G Certified Node
7X84CTO4WW ThinkAgile HX5520 Appliance
7Y90CTO4WW ThinkAgile HX5521 Certified Node
7X84CTO6WW ThinkAgile HX7520 Appliance
7Y90CTO6WW ThinkAgile HX7521 Certified Node
7X84CTO8WW ThinkAgile HX7520 for HANA Appliance
7Y90CTO8WW ThinkAgile HX7521 for HANA Certified Node

Comparison with the ThinkSystem SR650

The ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes are based on the ThinkSystem SR650 server, however there are key differences:

  • No persistent memory support
  • No onboard SATA controller support
  • No RAID adapter support
  • No VROC RAID support
  • No SED drive support
  • No Fibre Channel support
  • No InfiniBand support

For details about the ThinkSystem SR650, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server

To verify what specific hardware components are supported with the HX 2U systems, see the DCSC configurator:
https://dcsc.lenovo.com

Processors

The HX 2U systems support the following processors. Two processors are required for all HX 2U configurations.

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

Support for additional processors: The table below lists the processors supported across all configurations. Additional processors may also be supported. Please contact your Lenovo representative regarding the support of additional options through our Special Bid ordering process.

Table 4. Processor choices
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
Intel Xeon Silver processors
4XG7A37935 B4HT Intel Xeon Silver 4208 8C 85W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 No No
4XG7A37932 B4HS Intel Xeon Silver 4210 10C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 No No No No
4XG7A37981 B7N5 Intel Xeon Silver 4210R 10C 100W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 No No No No
4XG7A37929 B4HR Intel Xeon Silver 4214 12C 85W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 No No No No
4XG7A37980 B7N6 Intel Xeon Silver 4214R 12C 100W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 No No No No
4XG7A37926 B4HQ Intel Xeon Silver 4215 8C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A63274 BAZU Intel Xeon Silver 4215R 8C 130W 3.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37923 B4HP Intel Xeon Silver 4216 16C 100W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Intel Xeon Gold processors
4XG7A37916 B4HN Intel Xeon Gold 5215 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37910 B4P9 Intel Xeon Gold 5215L 10C 85W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37919 B4HM Intel Xeon Gold 5217 8C 115W 3.0GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37895 B4HL Intel Xeon Gold 5218 16C 125W 2.3GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A63272 BAZS Intel Xeon Gold 5218R 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37892 B4HK Intel Xeon Gold 5220 18C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37974 B7N9 Intel Xeon Gold 5220R 24C 150W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38019 B6CW Intel Xeon Gold 5220S 18C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38023 B6CV Intel Xeon Gold 6222V 20C 115W 1.8GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38021 B6CL Intel Xeon Gold 6226 12C 125W 2.7GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38082 BAZW Intel Xeon Gold 6226R 16C 150W 2.9GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37889 B4HJ Intel Xeon Gold 6230 20C 125W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38028 B5RY Intel Xeon Gold 6230N 20C 125W 2.3GHz Processor No No No No 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38081 BAZX Intel Xeon Gold 6230R 26C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38001 B6CK Intel Xeon Gold 6234 8C 130W 3.3GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38008 B6CJ Intel Xeon Gold 6238 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38003 B6CR Intel Xeon Gold 6238L 22C 140W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38080 BAZL Intel Xeon Gold 6238R 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15895 B4HH Intel Xeon Gold 6240 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38015 B6CS Intel Xeon Gold 6240L 18C 150W 2.6GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38079 BAZM Intel Xeon Gold 6240R 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A37886 B4HG Intel Xeon Gold 6242 16C 150W 2.8GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15874 B4HF Intel Xeon Gold 6244 8C 150W 3.6GHz Processor No No No No 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15892 B4HE Intel Xeon Gold 6248 20C 150W 2.5GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15889 B4HC Intel Xeon Gold 6252 24C 150W 2.1GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A38010 B6CU Intel Xeon Gold 6262V 24C 135W 1.9GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
Intel Xeon Platinum processors
4XG7A37898 B5RZ Intel Xeon Platinum 8253 16C 125W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15887 B4HB Intel Xeon Platinum 8260 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15885 B4P7 Intel Xeon Platinum 8260L 24C 165W 2.4GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15870 B4HA Intel Xeon Platinum 8268 24C 205W 2.9GHz Processor No No No No 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15868 B4H9 Intel Xeon Platinum 8270 26C 205W 2.7GHz Processor No No No No 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15881 B4H8 Intel Xeon Platinum 8276 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15877 B4P6 Intel Xeon Platinum 8276L 28C 165W 2.2GHz Processor 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15866 B4H7 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor No No No No 2 2 2 2
4XG7A15862 B4P5 Intel Xeon Platinum 8280L 28C 205W 2.7GHz Processor No No No No 2 2 2 2

Memory

The HX 2U systems support up to 24 DIMMs with two processors. Each processor has six memory channels (two integrated memory controllers with three memory channels per memory controller), and there are two DIMMs per channel.

Memory maximums are as follows:

  • HX3520-G and HX3521-G: 1.5 TB
  • HX5520 and HX5521: 3.0 TB
  • HX7520 and HX7521: 3.0 TB
  • HX7520 and HX7521 for SAP HANA: 3.0 TB

Only specific memory capacities are supported and only with certain DIMM combinations. In most configurations, all DIMMs must be of the same type, speed, rank, and capacity (the same part number or feature code). The only exception is with 576 GB of memory capacity, in which a combination of 16 GB and 32 GB DIMMs is used, and all DIMMs in the appliance must be of the same type and speed.

For more information about memory support, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#memory

The following tables list the memory options that are available for selection for each HX system. It is possible to expand memory capacity after the initial deployment by adding more memory DIMMs to match one of the supported memory configurations.

Memory for HX3520-G and HX3521-G

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the HX3520-G and HX3521-G.

Table 5. Memory selection options for HX3520-G and HX3521-G
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
128 GB*
192 GB
256 GB*
384 GB
512 GB*
576 GB
768 GB
1 TB*
1.5 TB
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ RDIMMs
4X77A12184 B5N6 16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 - - - - - - -
4X77A12185 B5N7 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 12 16 - 24 - -
4X77A12186 B5N8 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - - - 8 - 12 16 24
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs
4X77A12187 B5N9 128GB TruDDR4 Perf.+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - - 12
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz RDIMMs
4ZC7A08708 B4H2 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 - - - 12
+
12
- - -
4ZC7A08709 B4H3 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 12 16 24 - -
4ZC7A08710 B4H4 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - - - 8 - 12 16 24
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
4ZC7A15113 B587 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - - 12
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz RDIMMs
7X77A01303 AUNC 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 - - - 12
+
12
- - -
7X77A01304 AUND 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 12 16 24 - -
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
7X77A01307 AUNF 128GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - - 12

* System performance might be impacted due to unbalanced memory configuration.

Memory for HX5520 and HX5521

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the HX5520 and HX5521.

3TB memory configurations: Configurations of 3TB of total memory require that "L" processors be configured. Processors with an L suffix are required when more than 1TB of memory per processor is installed.

Table 6. Memory configuration selection options for HX5520 and HX5521
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
128 GB*
192 GB
256 GB*
384 GB
512 GB*
576 GB
768 GB
1 TB*
1.5 TB
3 TB
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ RDIMMs
4X77A12184 B5N6 16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 - - - - - - - -
4X77A12185 B5N7 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 12 16 - 24 - - -
4X77A12186 B5N8 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - - - 8 - 12 16 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs
4X77A12187 B5N9 128GB TruDDR4 Perf.+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz RDIMMs
4ZC7A08708 B4H2 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 - - - 12
+
12
- - - -
4ZC7A08709 B4H3 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 12 16 24 - - -
4ZC7A08710 B4H4 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - - - 8 - 12 16 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
4ZC7A15113 B587 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz RDIMMs
7X77A01303 AUNC 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 - - - 12
+
12
- - - -
7X77A01304 AUND 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 12 16 24 - - -
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
7X77A01307 AUNF 128GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (8Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - - 12 24

* System performance might be impacted due to unbalanced memory configuration.

Memory for HX7520 and HX7521

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the HX7520 and HX7521.

3TB memory configurations: Configurations of 3TB of total memory require that "L" processors be configured. Processors with an L suffix are required when more than 1TB of memory per processor is installed.

Table 7. Memory configuration selection options for HX7520 and HX7521
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
256 GB*
384 GB
512 GB*
576 GB
768 GB
1 TB*
1.125 TB
1.5 TB
3 TB
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ RDIMMs
4X77A12185 B5N7 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 16 - 24 - - - -
4X77A12186 B5N8 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 - 12 16 - 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs
4X77A12187 B5N9 128GB TruDDR4 Perf.+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz RDIMMs
4ZC7A08708 B4H2 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM - - - 12
+
12
- - - - -
4ZC7A08709 B4H3 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 16 24 - 12
+
12
- -
4ZC7A08710 B4H4 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - 8 - 12 16 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
4ZC7A15113 B587 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz RDIMMs
7X77A01303 AUNC 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM - - - 12
+
12
- - - - -
7X77A01304 AUND 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM 8 12 16 24 - - - -

* System performance might be impacted due to unbalanced memory configuration.

Memory for HX7520 and HX7521 for SAP HANA

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the HX7520 and HX7521 for SAP HANA.

3TB memory configurations: Configurations of 3TB of total memory require that "L" processors be configured. Processors with an L suffix are required when more than 1TB of memory per processor is installed.

Table 8. Memory configuration selection options for HX7520 and HX7521 for SAP HANA
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
192 GB
384 GB
576 GB
768 GB
1.125 TB
1.5 TB
3 TB
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ RDIMMs
4X77A12184 B5N6 16GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 12 24 - - - - -
4X77A12185 B5N7 32GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - 12 - 24 - - -
4X77A12186 B5N8 64GB TruDDR4 Performance+ 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - - 12 - 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz Performance+ 3DS RDIMMs
4X77A12187 B5N9 128GB TruDDR4 Perf.+ 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz RDIMMs
4ZC7A08708 B4H2 16GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 12 24 12
+
12
- - - -
4ZC7A08709 B4H3 32GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - 12 24 12
+
12
- -
4ZC7A08710 B4H4 64GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - - - 12 24 -
ThinkSystem 2933 MHz 3DS RDIMMs
4ZC7A15113 B587 128GB TruDDR4 2933MHz (4Rx4 1.2V) 3DS RDIMM - - - - - 12 24
ThinkSystem 2666 MHz RDIMMs
7X77A01303 AUNC 16GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx8 1.2V) RDIMM 12 24 12
+
12
- - - -
7X77A01304 AUND 32GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz (2Rx4 1.2V) RDIMM - 12 24 - - -

Internal storage

Internal storage configurations of the HX 2U systems are as follows. All drives are hot-swap and are accessible from the front or rear of the system:

Rear-accessible drives: Only the HX5520 and HX5521 support rear-accessible drives

  • HX3520-G and HX3521-G:
    • 16x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays
  • HX5520 and HX5521:
    • 12x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays (all front-accessible)
    • 14x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays (includes 2x rear-accessible drives)
  • HX7520 and HX7521:
    • 24x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays
    • 20x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5-inch AnyBay drive bays
    • 12x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5-inch AnyBay drive bays
  • HX7520 and HX7521 for HANA:
    • 24x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA drive bays
    • 20x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5-inch AnyBay drive bays
    • 12x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA and 4x 2.5-inch AnyBay drive bays

The server also supports M.2 drives for OS boot, installed in an M.2 adapter internal to the server. Two M.2 SATA SSDs are required for selection, and they must be of the same model and capacity.

Topics in this section:

Configuration rules

Configuration rules for the HX3520-G and HX3521-G:

  • For hybrid configurations, the system supports 6-14 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 2 cache drives: 6-14 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache drives: 8-12 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • For All Flash configurations, the system supports 4-16 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All SSDs must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs must be of the same type and capacity.

Configuration rules for the HX5520 and HX5521:

  • If 14 drives are selected, the systems use 12 front and 2 rear drive bays (the Rear HDD Kit is derived by the configurator). If 12 or fewer drives are selected, the configurator selects 12 front drive bays only and the rear drive bays are not configured.
  • For Hybrid configurations, the system supports from 4 to 12 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 2 cache drives: From 4 to 12 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache drives: From 8 to 10 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • Hybrid configurations with more than 80 TB of storage capacity require AOS 5.11 or later, 12 or more cores per processor and 7.68 TB or more of SSD cache capacity.
  • For All Flash configurations, the system supports from 4 to 14 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All SSDs must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs must be of the same type and capacity.

Configuration rules for the HX7520 and HX7521:

  • For Hybrid configurations with 24 drive bays, the system supports 12-20 capacity drives (HDDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (SSDs):
    • 4 cache drives: 12-20 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 6 cache drives: 12-18 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 8 cache drives: 16 capacity drives.
  • For Hybrid configurations, SATA and SAS SSDs are supported for cache, however NVMe drives are not supported for cache.
  • For All Flash configurations with 24 drive bays, the system supports 4-24 SSDs depending on the selected SSD types:
    • 4-24 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 NVMe SSDs and 8-20 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • For Hybrid configurations with 16 drive bays, the system supports 12 capacity drives and 4 cache drives.
  • For All Flash configurations with 16 drive bays, the system supports 4-16 SSDs depending on the selected SSD types:
    • 4-16 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 NVMe SSDs and 8-12 SAS or SATA SSDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • All NVMe SSDs must be of the same model and capacity. All SAS or SATA SSDs must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.

Configuration rules for the HX7520 and HX7521 for HANA:

  • Hybrid configurations are not supported
  • Internal storage is defined as follows:
    • Cache tier: NVMe SSD
    • Capacity tier: SAS or SATA SSD
  • The systems support 4-24 capacity drives (SAS or SATA SSDs) depending on the quantity of the cache drives (NVMe SSDs):
    • No cache drives: 8-24 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
    • 4 cache drives: 8-20 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • All cache drives must be of the same model and capacity. All capacity drives must be of the same model and capacity.
  • Up to 16 drives can be selected for systems with the processors of 200 W or 205 W TDP, or Gold 6230N or 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. Drive backplanes
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
Front 3.5-inch drive backplanes
None AUR9 ThinkSystem 2U 3.5" SATA/SAS 12-Bay Backplane No No 1 1 No No No No
Front 2.5-inch drive backplanes
None AURA ThinkSystem 2U/Twr 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane 3 3 No No 3 3 2 2
None AUR5 ThinkSystem 2U/Twr 2.5" AnyBay 8-Bay Backplane No No No No 3 3 1 1
Rear 2.5-inch drive backplane
7XH7A06253 AURZ ThinkSystem SR590/SR650 Rear HDD/SSD Kit No No 1 1 No No No No

Boot drive enablement

For OS boot functions, the systems also support 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.

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
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
7Y37A01092 AUMU ThinkSystem M.2 Enablement Kit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
7Y37A01093 AUMV ThinkSystem M.2 with Mirroring Enablement Kit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

Controllers for internal storage

The HX 2U systems support the following internal storage controllers.

For details about these options, 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
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
7Y37A01088 AUNL ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA No No No No 3 3 3 3
7Y37A01089 AUNM ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 1 1 1 1 No No No No
4Y37A78602 BM50 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA No No 1 1 No No No No

Internal drive options

The following table lists the supported drive options for the HX 2U systems.

Table 12. Internal drive options
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
7XB7A00069 B0YS ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 14 14 No No 20 20 No No
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
7XB7A00036 AUUE ThinkSystem 2.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD 14 14 No No 20 20 No No
7XB7A00037 AUUJ ThinkSystem 2.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD 14 14 No No 20 20 No No
2.5-inch hot-swap 24 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A80320 BNWF ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 3.84TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A80321 BP3E ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 7.68TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A80342 BNW6 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1655 3.2TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A17062 B8HU ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A72440 BM89 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A72441 BM88 ThinkSystem 2.5" PM893 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A17103 BA7J ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
4XB7A17104 BK77 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD 16 16 No No 24 24 24 24
2.5-inch hot-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
4XB7A17154 BCFS ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5600 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A13967 BNEJ ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 1.6TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A13970 BNEY ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 3.2TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A13971 BNEL ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 MAX 6.4TB Mixed Use NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A79647 BNF2 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A79648 BNF5 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A79649 BNF4 ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A83097 BQAV ThinkSystem 2.5" U.3 7450 PRO 15.36TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A17145 BCFT ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A17146 BCFW ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 3.84TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
4XB7A17147 BCFU ThinkSystem 2.5" U.2 P5500 7.68TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 HS SSD No No No No 4 4 4 4
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
7XB7A00043 AUU6 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00044 AUU7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00045 B0YR ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00046 AUUG ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00067 B117 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
4XB7A80353 BPKU ThinkSystem 3.5" 20TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
4XB7A13914 B7F0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No No 12 12 No No No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 24 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A80326 BNWH ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 3.84TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
4XB7A80327 BP3F ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1653 7.68TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
4XB7A80346 BNWB ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1655 3.2TB Mixed Use SAS 24Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS SSDs
4XB7A17066 B8HT ThinkSystem 3.5" PM1645a 800GB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
4XB7A17138 BA4X ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
4XB7A17139 BA4Y ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
4XB7A17140 BK7P ThinkSystem 3.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
4XB7A17121 BA7N ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
4XB7A17122 BK7F ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No No 14 14 No No No No
M.2 SATA drives
4XB7A82286 BQ1Z ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2
4XB7A82287 BQ1Y ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 2

I/O expansion

The HX 2U systems support one LOM card slot and up to seven PCIe slots: one slot on the system planar that is dedicated to an internal storage controller, one regular PCIe slot on the system planar, and up to five PCIe slots with different riser cards installed into two riser sockets on the system planar (one riser socket supports installation of one riser card).

The slot are as follows:

  • HX3520-G, HX3521-G: 7x PCIe 3.0 slots
    • LOM card slot
    • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or x8; full-height, half-length (for a GPU adapter or 40 GbE network adapter)
    • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a T4 GPU adapter) (not present if Slot 1 is PCIe x16)
    • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter or T4 GPU adapter)
    • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter)
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a GPU adapter or 40 GbE network adapter)
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a GPU adapter or network adapter) (not available if a double-wide GPU adapter is installed in the Slot 5)
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller)
  • HX5520 and HX5521 without rear drive bays: 6x PCIe 3.0 slots
    • LOM card slot
    • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a 10 GbE network adapter).
    • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a 25 GbE or 40 GbE network adapter).
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
  • HX5520 and HX5521 with 2x 3.5-inch rear drive bays: 4x PCIe 3.0 slots
    • LOM card slot
    • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
  • HX7520 and HX7521: 7x PCIe 3.0 slots
    • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16 or x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter) (not present if Slot 1 is PCIe x16).
    • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for an internal storage controller).
    • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for an internal storage controller).
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).

The following table lists available PCIe riser card options.

Table 13. Riser cards
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
x8 Riser Card 1 options (Riser card 1 supplies slots 1, 2, and 3)
7XH7A02677 AUR4 ThinkSystem 2U x8/x8/x8 PCIE FH Riser 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
x16 Riser Card 1 options (Riser card 1 supplies slots 1 and 3)
7XH7A02678 AUR3 ThinkSystem SR550/SR650 x16/x8 PCIe FH Riser 1 Kit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Riser Card 2 option (Riser card 2 supplies slots 5 and 6)
7XH7A02679 AURC ThinkSystem SR550/SR590/SR650 x16/x8(or x16) PCIe FH Riser 2 Kit 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1

For more information, see the SR650 product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1050-thinksystem-sr650-server#i-o-expansion

Network adapters

The HX 2U 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 14. LOM network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
LOM cards - 10 Gb Ethernet
7ZT7A00548 AUKL ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port Base-T LOM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00546 AUKJ ThinkSystem 10Gb 2-port SFP+ LOM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00549 AUKM ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port Base-T LOM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
7ZT7A00547 AUKK ThinkSystem 10Gb 4-port SFP+ LOM 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Table 15. PCIe network adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
10 Gb Ethernet
00MM860 ATPX Intel X550-T2 Dual Port 10GBase-T Adapter 3 3 No No 4 4 4 4
7ZT7A00537 AUKX ThinkSystem Intel X710-DA2 PCIe 10Gb 2-Port SFP+ Ethernet Adapter 3 3 No No 4 4 4 4
25 Gb Ethernet
4XC7A08316 BD49 ThinkSystem Broadcom 57454 10/25GbE SFP28 4-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter V2 3 3 No No 2 2 2 2
01GR250 AUAJ Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 3 3 No No 4 4 4 4
4XC7A08249 B653 ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-4 Lx 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 4 4 No No 4 4 4 4
40 Gb Ethernet
4XC7A08229 B31C ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-5 Ex 25/40GbE 2-port Low-Latency Adapter 3 3 No No 2 2 2 2

Note: ThinkSystem Mellanox ConnectX-4 is the only adapter enabled for RDMA, minimum required quantity is two identical adapters.

GPU adapters

The HX 2U systems support the following GPU options.

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

Table 16. GPU adapters
Part number Feature Description Maximum supported
HX3520-G
HX3521-G
HX5520
HX5521
HX7520
HX7521
HX7520 HANA
HX7521 HANA
Single-wide PCIe x16 GPU adapters
4X67A81547 BP05 ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 5 5 No No No No No No
CTO Only BQZT ThinkSystem NVIDIA A2 16GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC 5 5 No No No No No No
4X67A14926 B4YB ThinkSystem NVIDIA T4 16GB PCIe Passive GPU 5 5 No No No No No No
Double-wide PCIe x16 GPU adapters
CTO Only BQZP ThinkSystem NVIDIA A100 80GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC 2 2 No No No No No No
4X67A76581 BJHG ThinkSystem NVIDIA A30 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU 2 2 No No No No No No
CTO Only BQZR ThinkSystem NVIDIA A30 24GB PCIe Gen4 Passive GPU w/o CEC 2 2 No No No No No No
7C57A02891 B15V NVIDIA Tesla M10 GPU, PCIe passive 2 2 No No No No No No

NVIDIA T4 support: The NVIDIA T4 GPU is a PCIe x16 adapter, however in the HX3520-G and HX3521-G, the GPU is also supported in PCIe x8 slots. Note, however, that a x8 host connection may result in a performance decrease of approximately 5%.

Software

The systems support the hypervisors listed in the following table. Hypervisors are installed on the 2x M.2 SSDs configured in a RAID-1 drive group.

Table 17. Hypervisors
Feature code Description Quantity
B15S Nutanix SW Stack on Nutanix AHV 1
BG4Z Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 6.7 1
BFT6 Nutanix SW Stack on VMware ESXi 7.0 1

Configuration notes:

  • In ESXi-based environments, HX Series Appliances require VMware vCenter Server.
  • The HX Certified Nodes support the Nutanix Software Starter, Pro and Ultimate editions.
  • The HX Certified Nodes can be deployed as a cluster of 3 or more nodes (AOS 5.17.1.3 or later).
  • The HX Certified Nodes support firmware updates from Nutanix Prism with the ThinkAgile HX Lifecycle Manager (UEFI, XCC, drives, network adapters, and SAS HBAs)

Nutanix licenses on certified nodes: The certified node ships with the Nutanix software preloaded, however Nutanix software licenses and software support are not included. Customers can use the existing Nutanix term-based software licenses and active support contracts, or they can purchase term-based software licenses and support contracts from Nutanix.

For the information on appliance firmware levels, hypervisor versions, and software versions that have been tested for interoperability, refer to the Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Best Recipes:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505413

The ThinkAgile Appliances support the following software components:

Nutanix Acropolis

The integrated system can be configured with one of the Nutanix software editions that are listed in the following table. The Nutanix software is factory-preloaded and the appropriate license for the selected software edition can be downloaded from the Nutanix website to match the serial number of the integrated system.

Table 18. Nutanix software options (HX Integrated System only)
Feature code Description Quantity
(per node)
B0VU Nutanix Starter Edition 1
B0VV Nutanix Pro Edition 1
B0VW Nutanix Ultimate Edition 1

The editions have the following characteristics:

  • The Starter edition offers the core set of Nutanix software functionality. This edition is ideal for small-scale deployments with a limited set of workloads.
  • The Pro edition offers rich data services, along with resilience and management features. This edition is ideal for enterprises running multiple applications on a Nutanix cluster or with large-scale single workload deployments.
  • The Ultimate edition offers the full suite of Nutanix software capabilities to tackle complex infrastructure challenges. This edition is ideal for multi-site deployments.

The following table compares key features of the Nutanix software editions. For more information, see the following web page:
https://www.nutanix.com/products/software-options

Table 19. Nutanix software editions feature comparison
Feature Starter Edition Pro Edition Ultimate Edition
Enterprise Storage
Cluster Size 12 No enforced limits on-prem. 16 nodes validated in AWS No enforced limits on-prem. 16 nodes validated in AWS
Heterogeneous Clusters Included Included Included
VM-centric Snapshots & Clones Included Included Included
Data Tiering Included Included Included
Online Cluster Grow/Shrink Included Included Included
Data Path Redundancy Included Included Included
Tunable Redundancy Factor 2 2 or 3 2 or 3
Availability Domains Node Node, Block, Rack Node, Block, Rack
Basic Compression (LZ4) - Inline and post process Included Included Included
Deep Compression (LZ4HC) - Greater efficiency for cold data No Included Included
Cache Deduplication Included Included Included
Capacity Tier Deduplication No Included Included
Erasure Coding (EC-X) No Included Included
VM Centric Storage QoS No Included Included
VM Flash Mode No No Included
Consolidated Storage Services
Volume Groups - for in-cluster VMs Included Included Included
Volume Groups - external access No Included Included
Nutanix Files 1 TiB Free Capacity 1 TiB Free Capacity 1 TiB Free Capacity
Nutanix Objects 2 TiB Free Capacity 2 TiB Free Capacity 2 TiB Free Capacity
Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
Async Replication (RPO = 1 hr or greater) Included Included Included
Application Consistent Snapshots Included Included Included
Self Service Restore No Included Included
Multiple Site DR (many to one, one to many, many to many) No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Metro Availability No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Sync Replication (RPO = 0) No Adv Replication add-on license Included
NearSync Replication (RPO = 1-15 min) No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Advanced Orchestration with Runbook Automation No Adv Replication add-on license Included
Security
Client Authentication Included Included Included
Cluster Lockdown No Included Included
Data-at-Rest Encryption (Software-based & SED) No Add-on license available Included
Native KMS No Add-on license available Included
Management & Analytics
Prism Starter Included Included Included
Insights Included Included Included
LCM Included Included Included
Foundation Included Included Included
Foundation Central Included Included Included
Supported Hypervisors
Nutanix AHV Included Included Included
VMware ESXi Included Included Included
Included Hypervisor and Container Runtime
Nutanix AHV (All Hypervisor Features Included) Included Included Included
Nutanix Karbon Included Included Included

Configuration notes:

  • When adding software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected license part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.
  • The total file/object storage capacity in Tebibytes (TiB) can be calculated by multiplying the total file/object storage capacity in Terabytes (TB) by 0.909495.

Nutanix Prism

Nutanix Prism gives administrators an easy way to manage virtual environments running on Acropolis, and it simplifies and streamlines common workflows for hypervisor and virtual machine lifecycle management.

Nutanix Prism is a part of the Nutanix software preloaded on the integrated system, and it includes the following components:

  • Prism Starter (included in Starter, Pro, and Ultimate Nutanix software editions): Provides ability to configure, manage, and monitor a Nutanix cluster and centralized management of multiple local and remote Nutanix clusters.
  • Prism Pro (selectable software license; optional): Enables efficiency evaluation, capacity planning, expansion recommendations, custom dashboards, and advanced search capabilities.
  • Prism Ultimate (selectable software license; optional): Multiple Site DR, Sync Replication (RPO = 0), Data-at-Rest Encryption, VM Flash Mode, Metro Availability, Native KMS

The Prism Pro or Prism Ultimate software license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting one of the software options listed in the following table. These feature codes are only for HX integrated systems, not for certified nodes.

Table 20. Prism Pro selection options (HX Integrated Systems only)
Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
B0W4 Prism Pro 1
B0W5 XClarity Pro and Prism Pro 1
BMUM Prism Ultimate 1
BMUN XClarity Pro and Prism Ultimate 1

Also, Prism Starter can be upgraded to Prism Pro or Prism Ultimate after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table. These part numbers are only for HX Integrated Systems, not for certified nodes.

Table 21. Prism Pro software license options (HX Integrated Systems only)
Part number Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
Prism Pro licenses
7S0P000UWW AW87 Nutanix Prism Pro with 1Yr Support 1
7S0P000VWW AW88 Nutanix Prism Pro with 2Yr Support 1
7S0P000WWW AW89 Nutanix Prism Pro with 3Yr Support 1
7S0P000XWW AW8A Nutanix Prism Pro with 4Yr Support 1
7S0P000YWW AW8B Nutanix Prism Pro with 5Yr Support 1
Prism Ultimate licenses
7S0P002BWW S6Q6 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 1 Year 1
7S0P002CWW S6Q7 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 2 Year 1
7S0PCTO1WW S6Q9 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 4 Year 1
7S0PCTO1WW S6Q8 Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 3 Year 1
7S0PCTO1WW S6QA Nutanix Prism Ultimate per Node 5 Year 1

Configuration note: When upgrading Prism Starter after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Prism part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Prism offers the following features:

  • Single point of control
    • Accelerates enterprise-wide deployment
    • Manages capacity centrally
    • Adds nodes in minutes
    • Supports non-disruptive software upgrades with zero downtime
    • Integrates with REST APIs and PowerShell
    • Manages firmware updates with the ThinkAgile HX Lifecycle Manager (UEFI, XCC, drives, network adapters, and SAS HBAs)
  • Monitoring and alerting
    • Tracks infrastructure utilization (storage, processor, memory)
    • Centrally monitors multiple clusters across multiple sites
    • Monitors per-VM performance and resource usage
    • Checks system health
    • Generates alerts and notifications
  • Integrated data protection
    • Offers customizable RPO/RTO and retention policies
    • Supports configurable per-VM replication (1:1, 1:many and many:1)
    • Provides efficient VM recovery
    • Deploys affordable DR and backup to the cloud
  • Diagnostics and troubleshooting
    • Provides time-based historical views of VM activity
    • Performs proactive alert analysis
    • Correlates alerts and events to quickly diagnose issues
    • Generates actionable alerts and reduces resolution times
    • Analyzes trending patterns for accurate capacity planning

Nutanix Calm

Nutanix Calm enables advanced application-level orchestration by providing a powerful, common management framework that can be leveraged by IT teams to rapidly create and deliver applications. The Calm software offers the following key features:

  • Fully automates the provisioning, scaling, and deletion of traditional multi-tiered applications and distributed services.
  • Simplifies the set-up and management of custom enterprise applications by incorporating all elements of each application, including relevant VMs, configurations, and related binaries, into an easy-to-use-blueprint.
  • Publishes blueprints through the Nutanix Marketplace, giving end users the ability to request IT services that can then be instantly provisioned.
  • Maintains control with role-based governance that limits user operations based on permissions and logs all activities for end-to-end traceability.

The Calm software is licensed on a per-VM basis in 25 VM packs. The Calm software licenses can be added during the initial purchase by selecting the software option listed in the following table. Calm licenses are only for HX integrated systems, not for certified nodes.

Table 22. Calm software selection options (HX Integrated Systems only)
Feature code Description Quantity (per 25 VMs)
B4E4 Calm 25 License Pack 1

Also, Calm licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 23. Calm software license options (HX Integrated Systems only)
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
(per 25 VMs)
7S0P000ZWW B3D7 Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/1Yr Support 1
7S0P0010WW B3D8 Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/2Yr Support 1
7S0P0011WW B3D9 Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/3Yr Support 1
7S0P0012WW B3DA Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/4Yr Support 1
7S0P0013WW B3DB Nutanix Calm Standard, Per 25 VMs w/5Yr Support 1

Configuration notes:

  • Calm supports the AHV and ESXi hypervisors.
  • When adding the Calm software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Calm part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Flow

Nutanix Flow delivers advanced networking and security services, providing visibility into the virtual network, application-centric protection from network threats, and automation of common networking operations. The Flow software offers the following key features:

  • Real-time visualization of communications between VMs helps implement appropriate network policies in a Nutanix environment.
  • Micro-segmentation provides granular control and governance of all traffic into and out of a virtual machine with network policies attached to individual VMs and applications, rather than specific network segments.
  • API-based notifications enable third party network devices to automate network configuration changes, such as VLAN provisioning or policy updates, in response to VM lifecycle events, such as adding a new VM.
  • Service insertion and chaining enables virtualized network functions from third-party software (such as virtual firewalls and load balancers) to be deployed with VM traffic in a Nutanix environment.

The Flow software is licensed on a per-node basis. The Flow software license can be added during the initial purchase by selecting the software option listed in the following table, These part numbers are only for HX integrated systems, not for certified nodes.

Table 24. Flow software selection options (HX Integrated Systems only)
Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
B4E5 Flow Single Node License 1

Also, Flow licenses can be added after the initial deployment by purchasing one of the software license options listed in the following table.

Table 25. Flow software license options (HX Integrated Systems only)
Part number Feature code Description Quantity (per node)
7S0P0014WW B3DC Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/1Yr Support 1
7S0P0015WW B3DD Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/2Yr Support 1
7S0P0016WW B3DE Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/3Yr Support 1
7S0P0017WW B3DF Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/4Yr Support 1
7S0P0018WW B3DG Nutanix Flow, Per Node w/5Yr Support 1

Configuration notes:

  • Flow supports the AHV hypervisors only.
  • When adding the Flow software licenses after the initial deployment, customers should request a quote for the selected Flow part numbers from Lenovo and provide additional details on the existing installation.

Nutanix Portfolio 2.0 (PnP) Licensing Model

Nutanix is introducing an enterprise-ready unified cloud platform with our HCI solution as the foundation. The new, simplified product portfolio includes: Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP), Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM), NCI-Data with 3 license tiers for each software edition.  There are additional packages, Nutanix Unified Storage, Nutanix Database Service (NDB), and Nutanix Desktop Services (NDS),  Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) & Nutanix Frame that are available.

The Nutanix software is available for all base CTO models.

The editions have the following characteristics:

Table 26. Software Editions
License Tier Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM) NCI-Data
Ultimate
  • NCI Ultimate
  • NCM Ultimate
  • Advanced DR: Sync, Near-Sync,
  • Runbook Security: Micro-segmentation, Encryption
  • Cloud Native: Kubernetes Services
  • Application Automation
  • Security General
  • No Mseg
  • No Karbon
Pro
  • NCI Ultimate
  • NCM Pro
  • Multisite Async DR
  • Overlay Networking
  • Self Service Cost Governance
  •  No Flow Networking
Starter
  • NCI Pro
  • NCM Pro
  • AOS Storage + Compression + Dedup
  • AI Operations
  • No AHV Support

Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP)

Nutanix Cloud Platform is the complete software edition package that includes both Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) and Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM). It is available in several editions to meet your infrastructure needs with the right set of capabilities.

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI)

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure (NCI) is a complete software stack to unify your hybrid cloud infrastructure including compute, storage and network, hypervisors and containers, in public or enterprise clouds; all with built-in resilience, self-healing, disaster recovery capabilities, and security. It includes enterprise data services and consolidated storage, data protection and disaster recovery, native virtualization and container management, networking and security.

For details on software editions see https://www.nutanix.com/products/cloud-platform/software-options#nci

Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM)

Nutanix Cloud Manager (NCM) offers our customers simplicity and ease of use to build and grow their cloud deployments faster and realize rapid ROI, by providing intelligent operations, self service and orchestration, visibility and governance of spend, security and teams, all through a unified Multi-cloud management solution.

For details on software editions see https://www.nutanix.com/products/cloud-platform/software-options#ncm

Nutanix Unified Storage

Nutanix Unified Storage provides software-defined, scale-out storage solutions for enterprise NAS and object workloads for unstructured data, block storage for structured data, and backup storage. Nutanix Unified Storage replaces traditional independent storage services and brings NAS, object, and block workloads into a consolidated unified storage platform with all its benefits, including a unified control plane.

Nutanix Data Lens delivers cloud-based data governance for unstructured data stored in the Nutanix Unified Storage platform, including data lifecycle management, data security, ransomware protection, and audit compliance.

Nutanix Unified Storage and Data Lens are purchased and licensed on a per TiB usable basis.

For details on software editions see https://www.nutanix.com/products/cloud-platform/software-options#nus

Nutanix Database Service

Nutanix Database Service (NDB) is a Hybrid Multicloud DBaaS that enables small, nimble teams of DBAs to easily manage large fleets of databases using a single console and API,  while enabling developers to self-service their database requests.  NDB is purchased and licensed on a per core basis and is available either as a standalone or as an add-on to NCI. In the standalone version, NDB includes NCI Ultimate functionality in addition to database-specific capabilities and is licensed on a per-core basis.

For details on software editions see https://www.nutanix.com/products/cloud-platform/software-options#database

Nutanix Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) & Nutanix Frame

The Nutanix VDI per user model offers hybrid cloud infrastructure capabilities appropriate for on-prem virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and Desktop as a Service (DaaS) use cases with pricing based on a Maximum Concurrent User basis (maximum number of provisioned end-user VMs). VDI per user is an alternative to the core-based NCI licensing option and is designed to provide simple, transparent licensing for all VDI users, regardless of the underlying hardware, hypervisor, or cloud.

  • Agnostic: Works with any EUC management platform including Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktops and VMware Horizon
  • Term license: 1-year through 5-year options
    • Term license must run on a dedicated software licensed VDI cluster with no core-based licensing. Mixing of non-VDI workloads is not supported.
  • Unified Storage: Built-in and also available as a per TiB base add-on
  • No additional license cost for DR site
  • Portable across on-premises and public cloud, public cloud use requires Ultimate edition
  • Available in Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions
  • Cloud Native and Database Service Add-ons not available with NCI VDI. Advanced Replication and Security Add-on features require NCI Ultimate edition

For details on software editions see https://www.nutanix.com/products/cloud-platform/software-options#vdi

License Options

ThinkAgile HX can be configured with one of the latest Nutanix software editions that are listed in the following table.

Table 27. Nutanix license options 
Feature code Description Quantity Required
BVKU Nutanix Cloud Platform Starter Edition 1 per node
BVKW Nutanix Cloud Platform Pro Edition 1 per node
BVKY Nutanix Cloud Platform Ultimate Edition 1 per node
BSPJ Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Starter Edition 1 per node
BSPG Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Pro Edition 1 per node
BSPL Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure Ultimate Edition 1  per node
BSQ0 Nutanix Cloud  Manager Starter Edition 1 per node
BSPY Nutanix Cloud  Manager Pro Edition 1 per node
BSQ2 Nutanix Cloud  Manager Ultimate Edition 1 per node
BSPQ NCI-Data Starter Edition 1 per node
BSPN NCI-Data Pro Edition 1 per node
BSPS NCI-Data Ultimate Edition 1 per node
BSQH Nutanix Database Service (NDB) Platform 1 per node
BSQ7 End User Computing (EUC) Starter 1 for every 200 concurrent users
BSQ5 End User Computing (EUC) Pro 1 for every 200 concurrent users
BSQ9 End User Computing (EUC) Ultimate 1 for every 200 concurrent users
BSQD Nutanix Unified Storage (NUS)  Starter 1 per Tib
BSQB Nutanix Unified Storage (NUS)  Pro 1 per Tib

Warranty and Support

The ThinkAgile HX Series 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 Nutanix software) 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 Nutanix, on behalf of the customer, for software-related problem determination. Nutanix will contact the customer and will own the software-related problem resolution until closure.

For more information refer to the Lenovo Support Plan - ThinkAgile HX Appliance and Lenovo Converged HX Series
https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/ht505404

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

The base warranty provides 9x5 Next Business Day response with parts delivered. Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for a customer's data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide.

For more information refer to the Lenovo Support Plan - ThinkAgile HX Certified Nodes
https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/HT510301

Hardware warranty

The ThinkAgile HX 2U Appliances & Certified Nodes have a 3-year warranty:

  • 7X84 - 2U Appliance - 3 year warranty
  • 7Y90 - 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 following optional Lenovo Professional Services are available to get customers up and running quickly.

  • Basic Hardware Installation Services
    • Unpacking and inspecting the systems
    • Installing options and 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)
  • Nutanix deployment services - Base (per node)
    • Conducting remote preparation and planning
    • Verifying firmware versions and performing firmware updates, if needed
    • Installing and configuring hypervisor and Nutanix controller VM
    • Creating Nutanix cluster
    • Configuring storage
    • Configuring administrative features
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced (per cluster)
    • Configuring and integrating a virtualized environment
      • Nutanix containers and Acropolis (AHV) cluster
      • VMware vCenter Server and vSphere cluster (for VMware installations)
      • Microsoft Hyper-V cluster and System Center Virtual Machine Manager (for Microsoft installations)
    • Transferring knowledge
  • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced with XClarity (per cluster)
    • Nutanix deployment services - Advanced
    • Installing Lenovo XClarity
    • Configuring Lenovo XClarity network settings and performing discovery and inventory
    • Installing system updates

The following table lists ThinkAgile Health Check & Deployment offerings are available for ThinkAgile HX 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.

Note: For custom Hardware Installation and Deployment Services, please contact the Lenovo Professional Services team for sizing and pricing.

Table 28. Deployment offerings
Part number Description
Onsite deployment services
5MS7B00043 ThinkAgile HX Onsite Deployment (up to 3 nodes)
5MS7B00044 ThinkAgile HX Onsite Deployment (additional node)
Remote deployment services
5MS7B00045 ThinkAgile HX Remote Deployment (up to 3 nodes)
5MS7B00046 ThinkAgile HX Remote Deployment (additional node)
5MS7A27430 ThinkAgile HX SAP HANA Deployment - Custom
Remote Health Check
5MS7B00065 ThinkAgile HX 1X Remote Health Check (up to 3 node cluster)
5MS7B00066 ThinkAgile HX 1X Remote Health Check (additional node)
5MS7B00067 ThinkAgile HX 1X Remote Health Check & Update (up to 3 node cluster)
5MS7B00068 ThinkAgile HX 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/

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/

Seller training courses

The following sales training courses are offered for employees and partners (login required). Courses are listed in date order.

  1. ThinkAgile Roadshow for Account Managers
    2024-06-21 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    ThinkAgile Roadshow for Account Managers

    As customers transition through technology refresh and modernize their IT, learn how to win and position ThinkAgile portfolio. Get an overview of current ThinkAgile momentum and strategy along with best practices in product positioning

    Published: 2024-06-21
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DTAO101
  2. SAP Webinar for Lenovo Sellers: Lenovo Portfolio Update for SAP Landscapes
    2024-06-04 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    SAP Webinar for Lenovo Sellers: Lenovo Portfolio Update for SAP Landscapes

    Join Mark Kelly, Advisory IT Architect with the Lenovo Global SAP Center of Competence as he discusses:
    • Challenges in the SAP environment
    • Lenovo On-premise Solutions for SAP
    • Lenovo support resources for SAP solutions

    Published: 2024-06-04
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DSAPF101
  3. Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio
    2024-05-29 | 20 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio

    This course introduces the Lenovo data center portfolio, and covers servers, storage, storage networking, and software-defined infrastructure products. After completing this course about Lenovo data center products, you will be able to identify product types within each data center family, describe Lenovo innovations that this product family or category uses, and recognize when a specific product should be selected.

    Published: 2024-05-29
    Length: 20 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1110r7
  4. The Lenovo-Nutanix Partnership Update for .NEXT
    2024-05-22 | 5 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    The Lenovo-Nutanix Partnership Update for .NEXT

    This Quick Hit focuses on raising your awareness about the expanded Lenovo and Nutanix partnership for Nutanix .NEXT. The Lenovo + Nutanix combination of hardware, software, and services promises your customers a simple path into AI, and a powerful solution that scales from edge to cloud.

    Published: 2024-05-22
    Length: 5 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW2537a
  5. VTT Cloud Architecture: NVidia Using Cloud for GPUs and AI
    2024-05-22 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT Cloud Architecture: NVidia Using Cloud for GPUs and AI

    Join JD Dupont, NVIDIA Head of Americas Sales, Lenovo partnership and Veer Mehta, NVIDIA Solution Architect on an interactive discussion about cloud to edge, designing cloud Solutions with Nvidia GPUs and minimizing private\hybrid cloud OPEX with GPUs. Discover how you can use what is done at big public cloud providers for your customers. We will also walk through use cases and see a demo you can use to help your customers.

    Published: 2024-05-22
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVCLD212
  6. Start the Conversation – Lenovo Cloud Strategy
    2024-05-20 | 25 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Start the Conversation – Lenovo Cloud Strategy

    The purpose of this course is to help sellers use the Lenovo cloud strategy as a foundation to start the customer cloud conversation.

    Course Objectives:
    • Understand why customers choose the cloud
    • Describe the Lenovo Cloud Strategy
    • Be able to start the customer cloud conversation

    Published: 2024-05-20
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DCLDS103r3
  7. Partner Technical Webinar - Thinkagile HX Update
    2024-05-08 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - Thinkagile HX Update

    In this 60-minute replay, Adam Mandelbloom, Technical Product Manager - ISG SDI, educated us with an update on Thinkagile HX. He also touched on “What’s New” as well as gave HX strategic positioning.

    Published: 2024-05-08
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 042624
  8. VTT Cloud and Edge Architecture: Principal Consultant Overview
    2024-04-10 | 50 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT Cloud and Edge Architecture: Principal Consultant Overview

    Join Ruth Miller, Lenovo Principal Consultant, SSG Services for a data-led discussions to examine in detail customer IT environments, highlighting pain points, performance issues, edge and hybrid cloud strategy and carbon reduction capability.
    Examples of workshop deliverables and outcomes will be discussed to illustrate the value of early engagement and discovery.

    Published: 2024-04-10
    Length: 50 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVCLD211
  9. VTT Data Management How to sell storage - April 2024
    2024-04-10 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT Data Management How to sell storage - April 2024

    In this course, you will know:

    - Why do we sell storage?
    - What are the basics you need to get an opportunity rolling?
    - Why Lenovo for Storage?
    - What is happening in the market today?
    - How to determine traction?

    Published: 2024-04-10
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT209
  10. Data management Overview
    2024-03-14 | 25 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Data management Overview

    After completing this course you will be able to:
    1. Know more about the data management trends and challenges
    2. Understand the data management portfolio
    3. Find out how data drives business value

    Published: 2024-03-14
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DSTOO201
  11. Technical Overview: ThinkAgile HCI and Cloud Platforms
    2024-03-07 | 35 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Technical Overview: ThinkAgile HCI and Cloud Platforms

    This course is designed to give Lenovo sales and partner representatives a technical overview of Lenovo’s ThinkAgile hyperconverged infrastructure and cloud platforms. Turnkey cloud platforms along with their architectural makeup, and container and data protection solutions are also covered.

    Learning Objectives:

    • Describe Lenovo’s ThinkAgile hyperconverged infrastructure and cloud platforms
    • Explain do-it-yourself and turnkey cloud platforms along with their architectural makeup
    • Describe container and data protection solutions

    Published: 2024-03-07
    Length: 35 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DCLDT2001r3
  12. Lenovo HX Business Conversations
    2024-03-06 | 20 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Lenovo HX Business Conversations

    This course covers business conversations for Lenovo HX Hyperconverged solutions.
    Course objectives:
    • Identify a potential Lenovo HX opportunity
    • Conduct effective discovery to reveal the customer’s data center needs
    • Probe the customer
    • Ensure the customer knows you understand their issue(s)

    Published: 2024-03-06
    Length: 20 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DCGHXB001
  13. Whats new with ThinkAgile HX AI-Ready solutions and enabling edge to cloud
    2024-02-15 | 70 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    Whats new with ThinkAgile HX AI-Ready solutions and enabling edge to cloud

    Join Scott Ellis, Nutanix Solution Architect, Ritu Jain, Lenovo Product Manager and Adam Mandelbloom, Lenovo Technical Product Manager for a discussion on why many customers are looking for VMware alternatives these days, ThinkAgile HX is a compelling choice, learn how easy it is to migrate from VMWare to Nutanix and some of the benefits it can provide. Another hot topic these days is Artificial intelligence, and many times this takes place at the edge. Learn how Lenovo and Nutanix solve these challenges with compelling edge to cloud solutions.

    Published: 2024-02-15
    Length: 70 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVCLD209
  14. Family Introduction: Converged and Hyperconverged
    2024-01-25 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Family Introduction: Converged and Hyperconverged

    This course is designed to give Lenovo sales a foundation on the characteristics of the Converged and Hyperconverged family. As an introduction to each family, this course also includes positioning, when to use a family and product, and keywords a client may use when discussing a converged or hyperconverged product.
    Objectives:
    • Family characteristics
    • Priority positioning
    • Product usage
    • Key words and phrases

    Published: 2024-01-25
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXSW1101r2
  15. FY24Q3 Hybrid Cloud Update
    2023-12-11 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    FY24Q3 Hybrid Cloud Update

    This update is designed to help you discuss the features and customer benefits of Lenovo ThinkAgile systems that use the 5th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors. Lenovo has also introduced a new service, Lenovo TruScale Hybrid Cloud for Edge, which provides agile and reliable infrastructure as a service where you need it, when you need it. New Professional Services for AI with NVIDIA provides customers with expert guidance for designing and implementing tailored AI solutions. Reasons to call your customer and talk about refreshing their infrastructure are also included as a guideline.

    Published: 2023-12-11
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW2523a
  16. VEEAM Solutions Sales Training
    2023-09-27 | 20 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    VEEAM Solutions Sales Training

    In this course you will learn about Hyper-availability for the Always-On Enterprise.

    By the end of this training, you should be able to:

    Identify and explain the core products and solutions offered by Veeam.
    Explain the key benefits and value propositions of integrating Veeam solutions with Lenovo products.

    Published: 2023-09-27
    Length: 20 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DSTOO100
  17. A Seller’s Guide to Nutanix OEM 2.0
    2023-08-24 | 90 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    A Seller’s Guide to Nutanix OEM 2.0

    In this Sales Team webinar, Mike Tilt, Ritu Jain and Brandon Saxton will cover the new Nutanix 2.0 pricing and packaging options to guide sellers on what the different types of offers, sales process and how to sell Nutanix 2.0. You will get an overview of OEM 2.0, Sales Process, PNP Pricing and Zone Information, and additional resources on Upgrade & Renewal SKUs and process.

    Course Objectives
    • Defining Nutanix 2.0 Pricing and Packaging
    • Describing OEM 2.0 Sales Process
    • Identifying resources and support

    Published: 2023-08-24
    Length: 90 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DSXNS101
  18. Empowering Technical Sellers: Excelling In Transactional Workloads
    2023-08-18 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Empowering Technical Sellers: Excelling In Transactional Workloads

    This training abstract outlines a comprehensive program designed to equip technical sellers with the knowledge and expertise required to effectively promote and sell Lenovo and Nutanix solutions for transactional workloads. By focusing on the unique capabilities and advantages of Lenovo and Nutanix infrastructure in handling high-performance transactional applications, this training program empowers technical sellers to engage with customers, understand their specific workload requirements, and articulate the value proposition of Lenovo and Nutanix offerings in this domain.
    The training program encompasses the following key areas:
    1. Transactional Workloads Overview:
    2. Lenovo and Nutanix Solutions for Transactional Workloads:
    3. Product Portfolio Deep Dive:
    4. Addressing Customer Requirements:
    5. Solution Positioning and Sales Techniques:
    6. Competitor Analysis:
    Through this training, technical sellers will acquire the expertise necessary to engage with customers, understand their transactional workload requirements, and effectively position Lenovo and Nutanix solutions as the ideal choice for high-performance, mission-critical applications. By understanding the intricacies of Lenovo and Nutanix offerings in the transactional workload space, technical sellers will be empowered to drive successful sales engagements, build strong customer relationships, and contribute to the growth and success of their organization.

    Published: 2023-08-18
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DHXD201
  19. Empowering Technical Sellers: Accelerating Lenovo and Nutanix Cloud Native-Container Application Solutions
    2023-08-18 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Empowering Technical Sellers: Accelerating Lenovo and Nutanix Cloud Native-Container Application Solutions

    This training abstract outlines a comprehensive program specifically designed to equip technical sellers with the knowledge and expertise needed to effectively promote and sell Lenovo and Nutanix cloud native/container application solutions. By focusing on the integration of Lenovo and Nutanix technologies with modern application development practices, this training enables tech sellers to engage with customers, understand their requirements, and articulate the unique value proposition of Lenovo and Nutanix offerings in the cloud native and containerization landscape.
    The training encompasses the following key areas:
    1. Cloud Native and Containerization Fundamentals:
    2. Lenovo and Nutanix Solutions Overview:
    3. Product Portfolio Deep Dive:
    4. Addressing Customer Needs:
    5. Solution Positioning and Sales Techniques:
    6. Competitor Analysis:
    7. Technical Demonstration and Proof-of-Concept:
    Throughout the training, tech sellers will gain the expertise necessary to engage with customers, understand their unique requirements, and effectively position Lenovo and Nutanix solutions as the go-to choice for cloud native and containerized application needs. By learning the intricacies of Lenovo and Nutanix offerings, technical sellers will be equipped to drive successful sales engagements, strengthen customer relationships, and contribute to the overall growth and success of the organization.

    Published: 2023-08-18
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DHXC201
  20. ThinkAgile Accelerating Cloud Agility: HX Series Technical Presentation
    2023-07-28 | 40 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    ThinkAgile Accelerating Cloud Agility: HX Series Technical Presentation

    Amalu Santhosh, Lenovo Technical Product Manager, reviews the ThinkAgile HX product portfolio. She will walk you through a technical deep dive into HX workloads and discuss technical details and performance of the latest ThinkAgile HX solutions.

    Published: 2023-07-28
    Length: 40 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DHXT201
  21. VTT: SAP HANA Transition and Refresh Opportunity - July 2023
    2023-07-14 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT: SAP HANA Transition and Refresh Opportunity - July 2023

    In this session, we cover:
    - What Next for SAP Clients?
    - Lenovo Opportunity
    - Lenovo Portfolio for SAP Solutions
    - RISE with SAP

    Published: 2023-07-14
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT202
  22. Cloud and HCI or Somewhere in Between
    2023-07-11 | 40 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Cloud and HCI or Somewhere in Between

    Provides a brief overview of Lenovo Portfolio for HCI and Cloud including ThinkAgile HX, VX, MX Certified Nodes and Appliances, Azure, and Engineered Cloud Solutions. Review Scenarios and complete questions "choose your own adventure" to identify and qualify an opportunity as HCI or Cloud and which portfolio solution would be the best option.

    Course objectives:
    • Where in the Sales Cycle we are
    • What is Cloud
    • What is Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI)
    • Review Lenovo Offerings in Cloud and HCI
    • Scenarios

    Published: 2023-07-11
    Length: 40 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DCLDS104r2
  23. What’s New with Nutanix 2.0? Portfolio and Licensing
    2023-06-08 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    What’s New with Nutanix 2.0? Portfolio and Licensing

    Nutanix has updated and simplified their licensing for our joint customers. This course is created to give sales and partners representatives an overview for the recent Nutanix licensing changes and their current options.

    Course Objectives:

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

    • Describe the new Nutanix licensing rollout
    • List the new pricing and packaging options

    Published: 2023-06-08
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DHXL001
  24. Partner Technical Webinar - HX vs VX vs MX Panelist Discussion
    2023-04-11 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - HX vs VX vs MX Panelist Discussion

    In this 60-minute replay, Joe Murphy moderated a panelist discussion on ThinkAgile SHI. Baker Hull, VMware represented VX; Mike Tilt, Lenovo Technical Sales Manager presented HX; Phil Searles, Lenovo Solution Architect represented MX; and Brandon Saxton Lenovo NA Product Manager for ThinkAgile made up the panelist. The focus was less on the differences but how to elevate the conversation to get to the best solution. No slides were presented.

    Published: 2023-04-11
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 033123
  25. Partner Technical Webinar - ThinkAgile V3 Overview and SMB Express
    2023-02-13 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - ThinkAgile V3 Overview and SMB Express

    In this 60-minute replay, Joe Murphy and Dave Brown, Lenovo Solution Architects reviewed the new ThinkAgile V3 solutions. In addition, Dave did a lengthy demo and explanation of the new SMB Express feature of DCSC.

    Published: 2023-02-13
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 021023
  26. Family Portfolio: ThinkAgile HX
    2022-12-13 | 20 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Family Portfolio: ThinkAgile HX

    This course is designed to give Lenovo sales an introduction to Lenovo ThinkAgile HX appliances. This course also includes why a customer should choose Lenovo for their hyperconverged products.

    Course objectives:
    • Learn to identify products and features within the ThinkAgile HX family
    • Describe Lenovo innovations that the ThinkAgile HX family uses
    • Recognize when a specific product or products should be selected

    Published: 2022-12-13
    Length: 20 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXSW2109r3
  27. ThinkAgile HX Seller Presentation
    2022-11-01 | 25 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    ThinkAgile HX Seller Presentation

    Join Ritu Jain, Worldwide Product Manager for ThinkAgile, as she shares how ThinkAgile HX unique values, routes to market, how to position HX, and competitive landscape.
    By the end of this training, you should be able to:
    • Describe the ThinkAgile HX advantages
    • Discover the routes to market & models available to sell
    • Explain the HX solution positioning

    Published: 2022-11-01
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DHXSP101
  28. ThinkAgile HX Customer Presentation
    2022-10-31 | 25 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    ThinkAgile HX Customer Presentation

    Join Ritu Jain, Worldwide ThinkAgile Product Manager for ThinkAgile, as she shares trends shaping cloud deployment models, customer Hybrid cloud strategy and how ThinkAgile HX is helping customers in their journey.

    By the end of this training, you should be able to:
    • Describe the ThinkAgile HX Solution
    • Discover the trends in the cloud industry
    • Explain how HX is helping customers with evolving trends

    Published: 2022-10-31
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DHXCP101
  29. Data Infrastructure Management - DM Series Storage
    2022-10-28 | 25 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    Data Infrastructure Management - DM Series Storage

    This course provides a technical overview of the ThinkSystem DM series products. Course DDMO101 – Lenovo ThinkSystem DM & DE Series Overview is recommended prior to this course.

    By the end of this course, you should be able to:
    • Recognize the components of the Lenovo Data Management portfolio
    • Discuss the features of the Lenovo Data Management components
    • Describe the features of the SnapCenter software components

    Published: 2022-10-28
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DDM200
  30. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX VDI Solution
    2022-08-26 | 10 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    Lenovo ThinkAgile HX VDI Solution

    In this lightboard video, Eric Kern whiteboards Lenovo's ThinkAgile HX VDI Solution. Sellers will learn how it works and customer benefits. Updated August 26th, 2022.
    Objectives for this course:
    • Understand how the VDI solution leverages the ThinkAgile HX platform with Citrix.
    • Describe what actions a system administrator can perform in the Citrix portal.
    • Explain how to manage the system remotely from a cloud infrastructure with Citrix.

    Published: 2022-08-26
    Length: 10 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DSVC129
  31. Lenovo's value-added Solutions Software and SDI -ThinkAgile HX - Best practices for Selling Software/ SDI Process
    2022-08-23 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    Lenovo's value-added Solutions Software and SDI -ThinkAgile HX - Best practices for Selling Software/ SDI Process

    ThinkAgile HX is one of the most important parts of the ThinkAgile Lenovo Portfolio of SDI, Software Defined Infrastructure but it can be challenging to manage the deal registration and quoting for ThinkAgile HX. Listen in on Part 1 of this recent North America webinar where Mike Tilt, Sales Engineer Director, discusses the overview of ThinkAgile HX sales process and how to obtain Deal protection. He also discusses best practices for interactions with Nutanix sellers and shares personal experiences as a former SDI focused seller.

    Published: 2022-08-23
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DCLDO121
  32. Lenovo's value-added Solutions Software and SDI -ThinkAgile HX - Best practices for Selling Software/ SDI Process
    2022-08-23 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    Lenovo's value-added Solutions Software and SDI -ThinkAgile HX - Best practices for Selling Software/ SDI Process

    In this Part 2, a continuation of a recent North American Webinar, Mike Tilt, Sales Engineer Director, continues discussion of ThinkAgile HX sales process and dives into VLS. He also discusses best practices for interactions with Nutanix sellers and shares personal experiences as a former SDI focused seller.

    Published: 2022-08-23
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DCLDO122
  33. Lenovo TruScale for Hosted Desktops with Nutanix
    2022-08-22 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Lenovo TruScale for Hosted Desktops with Nutanix

    By exemplifying the case of a customer who wants to move to a remote desktop public cloud solution, this 15-minute course offers an overview of the Lenovo TruScale for Hosted Desktops with Nutanix solution, including benefits, architecture, and value proposition.

    Published: 2022-08-22
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DSOLO109
  34. Lenovo's value-added Solutions Software and SDI - ThinkAgile HX Licensing Update from Nutanix
    2022-08-22 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    Lenovo's value-added Solutions Software and SDI - ThinkAgile HX Licensing Update from Nutanix

    In this continuous series of recorded webinar for ThinkAgile, Ed Stickney, Nutanix Worldwide OEM Sales Strategy and Enablement Leader, reviews with the North American region the recent changes made to the Nutanix simplified licensing model and how it benefits your customers. He also discusses how the new licensing maps to the current licensing and how you can migrate your customers to the new licensing. Ed also provides you valuable feedback from audience questions.

    Published: 2022-08-22
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DCLDO120
  35. Partner Technical Webinar - sizing ThinkAgile HX & VX
    2022-08-01 | 60 minutes | Partners Only
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - sizing ThinkAgile HX & VX

    In this 60-minute replay, we demonstrated how to size ThinkAgile VX and ThinkAgile HX. First Lenovo Solution Architect Joe Murphy reviewed the sizing methodology. Next, Lenovo Solution Architect Richard Smutzer demonstrated how to size ThinkAgile HX using Nutanix’s sizing tool. Lenovo Solution Architect David Cianchetta closed the webinar by demonstrating ThinkAgile VX sizing using the VSAN sizer from VMware.

    Published: 2022-08-01
    Length: 60 minutes
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 072922
  36. Partner Technical Webinar - Nutanix and ThinkAgile HX
    2022-07-20 | 60 minutes | Partners Only
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - Nutanix and ThinkAgile HX

    In this 60-minute replay, Brandon Saxton, Lenovo NA Product Manager, and Brendan McDermott, Senior Sales Engineer, reviewed the Nutanix Lenovo Partnership, the technology and the ThinkAgile HX offerings including both Integrated Systems and Certified Nodes. Based on some questions, a few slides were added at the end to compare ThinkAgile HX with the other ThinkAgile offerings.

    Published: 2022-07-20
    Length: 60 minutes
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 071522
  37. ThinkAgile Advantage Services
    2022-07-20 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    ThinkAgile Advantage Services

    The goal of this training is to go through the details of ThinkAgile Advantage, and to provide everything you need to have customer conversations and to order ThinkAgile Advantage and recommended services.
    Course objectives:
    1. Learn about the customer challenges and benefits of ThinkAgile Advantage
    2. Discover what it includes
    3. Understand how to make the most of ThinkAgile products and solutions with the elevator pitch for customer conversations.

    Published: 2022-07-20
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DSVC121r2

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