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Elevate Workload Performance with Lenovo ThinkAgile HX V3 Systems

Solution Brief


Lenovo Solution

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX V3 hyperconverged systems are equipped with 4th generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors and Nutanix software to address these customer trends and lower operations management. The systems unite public cloud simplicity and agility with private cloud performance and security. Whether on-premises or hybrid, you’ll ensure cost-effective business continuity through unified management, one-click operations, and AI-driven automation.

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX V3 systems based on Nutanix software are Accelerated by Intel offerings that drive greater performance through Intel optimized enhancements.


  • Realize up to 50% better performance on workloads with double the number of cores in Lenovo servers equipped with 4th gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors than on similar servers equipped with Intel’s previous generation processors.
  • Double the density for virtual desktops, web and general compute workloads.
  • Reduce operations and management and consolidate more applications with unified storage
  • Accelerate Big Data and AI/ML applications with Intel embedded accelerators, DDR5, GPU and PCIe Gen 5 components

ThinkAgile HX V3 Systems

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series V3 servers powered by 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors provide increased performance, bandwidth and speed than ThinkAgile V2 with 3rd Gen Intel Xeon Scalable processors. The 4th Gen processors are modernized to support more cores and performance and embedded accelerators.

Applications and situations where the servers would excel include:

  • ROBO (Remote Office / Branch Office)
  • Virtual Desktops
  • Databases and Data Warehouse
  • ERP and CRM applications
  • Data Science and AI
  • Server Consolidation

ThinkAgile HX650 V3

ThinkAgile HX630 V3


Lenovo ThinkAgile HX V3 servers are available as Integrated Systems and Certified Nodes. Both are pre-validated and factory integrated systems with Lenovo hardware, Nutanix software, and deployment services. Integrated systems provide a quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Nutanix and a single point of contact provided by Lenovo for purchasing, deploying, and supporting the solution. HX Certified Nodes come with optional Nutanix software and services. All ThinkAgile HX V3 models support configurations for all flash and hybrid storage deployments to support a wide range of workload requirements.

Hypervisors supported are Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor based on KVM (AHV) and VMware ESXi 6.7 and 7.0. The table below shows all ThinkAgile HX models and supported configurations.


ThinkAgile HX V3 with 4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

Table 1. ThinkAgile HX V3 Models with Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable Processors
Model HX630 V3 HX650 V3 HX650 V3
Configuration All Flash All Flash Hybrid Storage
Form Factor 1U 2S 2U 2S 2U 2S
Memory TruDDR5
32 DIMMs
(8 TB Max)
32 DIMMs
(8 TB Max)
32 DIMMs
(8 TB Max)
GPU 2xSW 75W 7xSW 4xDW  
Drives NVMe/SAS/SATA 10x2.5" + 2x2.5" 16x3.5" + 8x2.5" 12x3.5" + 4x2.5"
PCIe 5.0 2 Slots 1/10/25/100 GbE 7 Slots 1/10/25/100 GbE 7 Slots 1/10/25 GbE
OCP 3.0 1x1Gb, 10Gb, 25Gb 1x1Gb, 10Gb, 25Gb 1x1Gb, 10Gb, 25Gb
HX Integrated System 7D6MCTO1WW 7D6NCTO1WW 7D6NCTO2WW
HX Certified Node 7D6MCTO3WW 7D6NCTO3WW 7D6NCTO4WW
Max Possible Capacity 24x7.68 TB 24x7.68 TB 16x7.68 TB

4th Gen Intel Xeon Scalable Processors

All processors support the following configurations:

  • 8 DDR5 memory channels at 2 DIMMs per channel. Many of the 4th Gen processors support a maximum speed of 4800MHz and low-end processors support 4000MHz-4400MHz
  • Up to 4 UPI links between processors at 16 GT/s
  • 80 PCIe 5.0 I/O lanes
  • Embedded accelerators including Intel Data Streaming Accelerator (Intel DSA), QuickAssist Technology (Intel QAT), Intel Dynamic Load Balancer (Intel DLB) and Intel In-Memory Analytics Accelerator (Intel IAA)
Table 2. 4th Generation Intel Xeon Scalable Processors
Cores <=16 Cores <=32 Cores <=48 Cores <=60 Cores
<=200W 6434 8C 195W 3.7GHz
6434H 8C 195W 3.7GHz
6426Y 16C 185W 2.5GHz
6416H 18C 165W 2.2GHz
6418H 24C 185W 2.1GHz
6428N 32C 185W 1.8GHz
201-250W   6442Y 24C 225W 2.6GHz
6438M 32C 205W 2.2GHz
6438N 32C 205W 2.0GHz
6438Y+ 32C 205W 2.0GHz
6448H 32C 250W 2.4GHz
6448Y 32C 225W 2.1GHz
8450H 28C 250W 2.0GHz
251-300W 6444Y 16C 270W 3.6GHz
8444H 16C 270W 2.9GHz
6430 32C 270W 2.1GHz
6454S 32C 270W 2.2GHz
8454H 32C 270W 2.1GHz
8452Y 36C 300W 2.0GHz
8460Y+ 40C 300W 2.0GHz
8470N 52C 300W 1.7GHz
301-350W     8458 44C 350W 2.7GHz
8460H 40C 330W 2.2GHz
8468 48C 350W 2.1GHz
8468H 48C 330W 2.1GHz
8468V 48C 330W 2.4GHz
8470 52C 350W 2.0GHz
8480+ 56C 350W 2.0GHz
8490H 60C 350W 1.9GHz

Performance Gain from 3rd Gen Intel Xeon SP

4th generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors support more cores, DDR5 memory and accelerators, providing better performance than 3rd generation Intel Xeon Scalable processors. Here is the comparison between Intel Xeon 8480 56C (4th generation) vs Intel Xeon 8380 40C (3rd generation) processors.

  • Up to 40% increase in memory bandwidth
  • Up to 50-60% increase in general compute
  • Up to 30-50% increase in technical compute
  • Up to 40% increase in web workloads
  • Up to 45% increase in media workloads
  • Up to 200-400% increase in AI inference performance

Nutanix Cloud Platform with ThinkAgile HX V3

Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) is a unified solution built on top of hyperconverged infrastructure to address hybrid cloud requirements and simplify operations for different workload scenarios. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX systems support NCP to provide reliable infrastructure as a foundation for a variety of use cases in hybrid cloud deployments. The platform comprises of the following key components which can be chosen based on the solution requirements:

Nutanix Cloud Infrastructure is a software defined infrastructure solution with compute, storage and networking for virtual machines and containers that can be deployed in private data centers on the hardware of your choice or in public clouds. The core platform is designed with AOS Storage, AHV, Karbon (Kubernetes Engine), Leap (Disaster Recovery) and Flow Network Security and Virtual Networking.

Nutanix Cloud Manager provides infrastructure management and operational support to build, manage and monitor deployments of virtual machines, containers and applications. It also delivers insights and automated remediation. The management stack includes Prism(Operations and Management), Calm (Self Service), Beam(Cost Governance) and Security Central.

Nutanix Unified Storage is software defined storage for multiple protocol volumes, files, and objects with Mine integrated backup.

Nutanix Virtual Desktop infrastructure(VDI) enables delivering virtual apps and desktops to users from public, private, and hybrid cloud infrastructure and supports Citrix, VMware Horizon and Nutanix Frame platforms.

Nutanix Database Service (NDB) is a database as a service solution that provides management and deployment across hybrid multicloud environments for database engines like PostgreSQL®, MySQL®, Microsoft® SQL Server, and Oracle® Database.

Figure 1. Nutanix Cloud Platform

Prism Central is the global control plane for Nutanix. Many of the Nutanix Cloud Platform components can be deployed as virtual machines from Prism Central. Nutanix NCP software editions are available on all Lenovo ThinkSystem and ThinkAgile HX models based on Nutanix Portfolio 2.0 (PnP) Licensing Model

Nutanix Licensing

Table 3. Nutanix Licensing
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
Multisite Async DR
Overlay Networking
Self Service Cost Governance No Flow Networking
Starter NCI Pro
AOS Storage + Compression + Dedup AI Operations No AHV Support

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform on Lenovo ThinkAgile HX V3

The evolution of microservices, containers and DevOps/DevSecOps and hybrid cloud deployment requires a first in class container orchestration platform and robust software defined infrastructure solution without compromising performance and security. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX with Intel 4th Gen Xeon Scalable Processors and Nutanix AHV provide a solid base to enable Red Hat OpenShift container application platform to develop and deploy modern applications by substantially hosting more containers per node. Red Hat OpenShift on Nutanix Cloud Platform is an enterprise grade unified solution stack to meet hybrid cloud deployments and accelerate cloud native applications at scale.

Nutanix AHV is a Red Hat certified hypervisor and Red Hat Enterprise Linux is certified on Nutanix AHV. Lenovo ThinkAgile HX systems are designed to outperform for a wide range of workloads, and with Lenovo Open Cloud Automation (LOCA) simplify deployment, provisioning and management of Red Hat OpenShift infrastructure. Refer to the Lenovo reference architecture RedHat OpenShift on Lenovo Servers for a detailed design.

Figure 2. Red Hat OpenShift on Lenovo ThinkAgile HX with Nutanix

Bill of Material - ThinkAgile HX650 V3 All Flash Configuration with Nutanix

Table 4. Bill of Materials
Part number
Feature code
Product Description Qty
7D6NCTO1WW Server : Lenovo ThinkAgile HX650 V3 Integrated System 1
BRP4 ThinkAgile HX650 V3 Base 1
B15S Nutanix Software Stack on Nutanix AHV 1
BVKV Nutanix Cloud Platform (NCP) Pro Software License with Mission Critical Support 1
BQ6L Intel Xeon Gold 5416S 16C 150W 2.0GHz Processor 2
BNF9 ThinkSystem 64GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx4) 10x4 RDIMM 16
B8P1 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA 1
B8P1 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA 1
B8LU ThinkSystem 2U 8x2.5" SAS/SATA Backplane 2
B0SW Nutanix Flash Node Config 1
BP3E ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1653 7.68TB Read Intensive SAS 24Gb HS SSD 6
BM8X ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit 1
BQ1Z ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD 1
BN2T ThinkSystem Broadcom 57414 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port OCP Ethernet Adapter 1
BNFH ThinkSystem 1100W 230V/115V Platinum Hot-Swap Gen2 Power Supply v3 2
6400 2.8m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord 2
B8LA ThinkSystem Toolless Slide Rail Kit v2 1
BQQ2 ThinkSystem 2U V3 EIA Latch Standard 1
BLL6 ThinkSystem 2U V3 Performance Fan Module 6
BHSS MI for PXE with RJ45 Network port 1
BVMC Trigger MFG to scan the SN from the CPU Board via this MI 1
5977 Select Storage devices - no configured RAID required 1
BRPJ XCC Platinum 1
BK14 Low voltage (100V+) 1
BPK3 ThinkSystem WW Lenovo LPK 1
BMPF ThinkSystem V3 2U Power Cable from MB to Front 2.5" BP v2 2
BRQ3 ThinkSystem V3 2U WH CBL, 20Pin, 320mm,Tin-plated 1
BRQ1 ThinkSystem SR650 V3,SATA CBL,SLx8-SLx4,M.2-M.2(MB),150mm 1
BACB ThinkSystem V3 2U SAS/SATA Y Cable from CFF C0,C1/ C2,C3 to Front 8x2.5" BP 2
BPED ThinkSystem SR650 V3 MCIO8x to SL8x CBL, PCIe4, CFF RAID INPUT, 250mm 1
BMP2 ThinkSystem V3 2U Power Cable from MB to CFF / Exp v2 1
BE0E N+N Redundancy With Over-Subscription 1
BQ11 G4 x16/x8/x8 PCIe Riser BLKL for Riser 1 Placement 1
ATSB Nutanix Solution Code MFG Instruction 1
BTSC ThinkAgile HX650 V3 IS 1
BC4X MS 2FH Riser Filler 1
BQBP ThinkSystem MCC CPU Clip 2
BM8T ThinkSystem SR650 V3 Firmware and Root of Trust Security Module 1
B8JY ThinkSystem 1100W Pt Power Rating Label WW 1
B986 ThinkSystem HV 2U WW General PKG BOM 1
BU8S ThinkAgile HX650 V3 - Nutanix IP 1
BP46 ThinkSystem 2U Main Air Duct 1
B8MM ThinkSystem 2U MS 3FH Riser Filler 1
BXGY Right EIA with FIO assembly 1
BQQ6 ThinkSystem 2U V3 EIA right with FIO 1
AVEQ ThinkSystem 8x1 2.5" HDD Filler 1
AVEN ThinkSystem 1x1 2.5" HDD Filler 6
AVEP ThinkSystem 4x1 2.5" HDD Filler 1
BLL3 ThinkSystem SR650 V3 PSU Duct 1
BPDQ ThinkSystem SR650 V3 AL Extrusion Entry Heatsink 2
BLKL ThinkSystem V3 2U x16/x8/x8 PCIe Gen4 Riser1 or 2 1
7S0PCTO3WW Nutanix P&P Software for ThinkAgile HX 1
SAPU Nutanix Cloud Platform Pro, Mission Critical Support Per Core, 3Yr 32
B8Q8 ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb Internal HBA Placement 1
5PS7B15003 Essential ThinkAgile IS - 3Yr 24x7 4Hr Resp + YDYD HX650 V3 1


ThinkAgile HX V3 integrated systems and certified nodes with Nutanix software and Intel Xeon 4th Gen Scalable Processors are a perfect fit for mission critical applications and provide higher consolidation for different workloads. ThinkAgile Systems are pre-validated and factory installed with Nutanix software which simplifies deployment and provides an integrated solution to address a wide range of use cases in hybrid cloud deployments - including Red Hat OpenShift. These next generation engineered hardware and software solutions from Lenovo, Intel and Nutanix are a one-stop scalable solution for modern application development with reduced TCO to achieve IT efficiency.

Accelerated by Intel

To deliver the best experience possible, Lenovo and Intel have optimized this solution to leverage Intel capabilities like processor accelerators not available in other systems. Accelerated by Intel means enhanced performance to help you achieve new innovations and insight that can give your company an edge.


Why Lenovo

Lenovo is a US$70 billion revenue Fortune Global 500 company serving customers in 180 markets around the world. Focused on a bold vision to deliver smarter technology for all, we are developing world-changing technologies that power (through devices and infrastructure) and empower (through solutions, services and software) millions of customers every day.

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