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Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250 V3 is a mainstream 1-socket tower server that also be rack mounted as a rack server. It is ideal for small-to-medium businesses, remote offices, branch offices, banking and public sector. The server supports the new Intel Xeon E-2400 Series processors, formerly codenamed "Raptor Lake".

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server, its 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 ST250 V3 and consider its use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the April 9, 2024 update:

  • Added new preconfigured server models under Models section
    • India models: 7DCEA025SG, 7DCEA024SG, 7DCEA026SG, 7DCEA027SG, 7DCEA028SG
    • USA and Canada models: 7DCEA01YNA, 7DCEA01VNA, 7DCEA01UNA, 7DCEA01RNA, 7DCEA01TNA, 7DCEA01WNA, 7DCEA01XNA, 7DCEA01SNA, 7DCEA022NA, 7DCEA01ZNA, 7DCEA020NA, 7DCEA023NA, 7DCEA021NA, 7DCEA02ENA, 7DCEA02ANA, 7DCEA02CNA, 7DCEA02BNA, 7DCEA02DNA, 7DCEA02FNA, 7DCEA029NA, 7DCEA02KNA, 7DCEA02HNA, 7DCEA02JNA, 7DCEA02MNA, 7DCEA02GNA, 7DCEA02LNA

Introduction

The ThinkSystem ST250 V3 is a mainstream 1-socket tower server that also be rack mounted as a rack server. It is ideal for small-to-medium businesses, remote offices, branch offices, banking and public sector. The server supports one Intel Xeon E-2400 Series processor (formerly codenamed "Raptor Lake") or Intel Pentium ("Alder Lake") and up to 128 GB of 4800 MHz TruDDR5 ECC memory.

Figure 1 shows the ThinkSystem ST250 V3.

Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250 V3
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem ST250 V3

Did you know?

The ThinkSystem ST250 V3 is an entry-level server with enterprise-grade management features and support for hot-swap power supplies and drives. It offers full support of Lenovo XClarity Administrator for comprehensive systems management and includes the next generation UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager for system setup and diagnosis, and the Lenovo XClarity Controller management processor for ongoing systems management and alerting. These tools make the ST250 V3 easy to deploy, integrate, service, and manage.

Key features

The ThinkSystem ST250 V3 is a office-friendly tower server that has been optimized to provide enterprise-class features to small businesses, retail, educational institutions and branch offices.

Scalability and performance

The ST250 V3 offers the following features to boost performance, improve scalability, and reduce costs:

  • Improved single-socket processor performance:
    • Intel Xeon E-2400 Series processors ("Raptor Lake") up to to 8 cores and core speeds up to 3.5 GHz
    • Intel Pentium G7400 and G7400T processors ("Alder Lake") with 2 cores and core speeds up to 3.7 GHz
  • Up to four 4800 MHz DDR5 ECC UDIMMs provide speed and capacity of up to 128 GB
  • Four PCIe slots for I/O expansion, one of which has the new PCIe Gen5 interface to maximize I/O performance.
  • Flexible storage configurations support either 2.5-inch or 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays or a combination of the two (hybrid configuration). Drive bays support SAS and SATA HDDs, SSDs and HH Optical Disc Drive.
    • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 8x 3.5-inch hot-swap drive bays
    • Up to 4x 3.5-inch + 8x 2.5-inch drive bays + 2x 5.25 HH ( 2x ODD or 1x ODD / 1x Tape drive) bay
  • The server also supports simple-swap drives:
    • Up to 8x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays
    • Up to 6x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays + 2x 3.5-inch NVMe drive bay
    • Up to 6x 3.5-inch SATA drive bays + 2x 5.25 HH ( 2x ODD or 1x ODD / 1x Tape drive) bay
  • The use of solid-state drives (SSDs) instead of, or along with, traditional hard disk drives (HDDs) can significantly improve I/O performance. An SSD can support up to 100 times more I/O operations per second (IOPS) than a typical HDD
  • New high-speed RAID controllers from Lenovo and Broadcom provide 12 Gb SAS connectivity to the drive backplanes
  • Offers two 5.25-inch media bays with support for optical drives or backup drives
  • Supports two M.2 drives for OS boot support with VROC RAID redundancy (no support for NVMe RAID)
  • The server has two integrated Gigabit Ethernet ports
  • The server offers one PCIe 5.0 slot plus three PCIe 4.0 I/O expansion slots
  • Support for a NVIDIA GPU for enhanced workload performance

Availability and serviceability

The ST250 V3 provides the following features to simplify serviceability and increase system uptime:

  • Designed to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • The ST250 V3 supports UDIMM memory with ECC protection which provides error correction not available in PC-class "servers" that use parity memory. Avoiding system crashes (and data loss) due to soft memory errors means greater system uptime.
  • The server offers hot-swap (HS) SSDs and HDDs, and supports RAID redundancy for data protection and greater system uptime.
  • Much like hot-swap drives, simple-swap drives are mounted on an easy-to-remove tray and work with the same RAID options. Simple-swap require a system power-down before adding or replacing, however simple-swap drives are less expensive than hot-swap drives.
  • The server supports hot-swap power supplies; with two installed, they form a redundant pair to provide availability for business-critical applications.
  • Tool-less cover removal provides easy access to upgrades and serviceable parts, such as memory and adapter cards.
  • A choice of affordable onboard SATA RAID or advanced hardware RAID redundancy offers data protection and greater system uptime.
  • The use of SSDs can provide better reliability than the use of traditional HDDs, for greater uptime.
  • The built-in XClarity Controller continuously monitors system parameters, triggers alerts, and performs recovery actions in case of failures to minimize downtime.
  • 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 memory, internal storage (SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs, NVMe SSDs, M.2 SSDs), RAID controllers, and server ambient and sub-component temperatures.
  • Built-in diagnostics in UEFI, using Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, speed up troubleshooting tasks to reduce service time.
  • Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager supports diagnostics and can save service data to a USB key drive or remote CIFS share folder for troubleshooting and reduce service time.
  • Support for the XClarity Administrator Mobile app running on a supported smartphone and connected to the server through the service-enabled USB port, enables additional local systems management functions.
  • Auto restart in the event of a momentary loss of AC power (based on power policy setting in the XClarity Controller service processor)
  • One-year or three-year customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite limited warranty with next business day response. Optional service upgrades are available.

Manageability and security

The following systems management features simplify local and remote management of the ST250 V3:

  • The server includes an XClarity Controller2 (XCC2) to monitor server availability. Optional upgrade to XCC Advanced to provide remote control (keyboard video mouse) functions. Optional upgrade to XCC2 Platinum enables the additional support for the mounting of remote media files (ISO and IMG image files), boot capture, and power capping.
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers comprehensive hardware management tools that help to increase uptime, reduce costs and improve productivity through advanced server management capabilities.
  • New UEFI-based Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, accessible from F1 during boot, provides system inventory information, graphical UEFI Setup, platform update function, RAID Setup wizard, operating system installation function, and diagnostic functions.
  • Support for Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager which captures real-time power and temperature data from the server and provides automated controls to lower energy costs.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 2.0 support enables advanced cryptographic functionality, such as digital signatures and remote attestation.
  • Industry-standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) NI support for faster, stronger encryption.
  • Intel Execute Disable Bit functionality can prevent certain classes of malicious buffer overflow attacks when combined with a supported operating system.
  • Intel Trusted Execution Technology (Intel Xeon E processors only) provides enhanced security through hardware-based resistance to malicious software attacks, allowing an application to run in its own isolated space, protected from all other software running on a system.
  • Helps prevent unauthorized software from running on the server by protecting against boot block-level malicious software with Intel Boot Guard technology.
  • Protects application code and data from disclosure or modification with Intel Software Guard Extensions (SGX), enabling high-assurance security use cases, such as blockchain, identity and records privacy, secure browsing, and digital rights management (DRM).
  • Physical security measures to prevent unauthorized access: Loop for a padlock to prevent the side panel from being opened and a slot at the rear of the server for a Kensington Cable Lock. Optional additional physical security features are a lockable front security door and a chassis intrusion switch (included in some models).

Energy efficiency

The ST250 V3 offers the following energy saving features to save energy, reduce operational costs, increase energy availability, and contribute to the green environment:

  • Energy-efficient planar components help lower operational costs.
  • High-efficiency power supplies with 80 PLUS Platinum certifications. Energy Star certified.
  • Intel Intelligent Power Capability powers individual processor elements on and off as needed to reduce power draw.
  • DDR5 memory DIMMs support up to 4800 MT/s.
  • SSDs use as much as 80% less power than traditional spinning HDDs.
  • The server uses hexagonal ventilation holes, which can be grouped more densely than round holes, providing more efficient airflow through the system.
  • Optional Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager provides advanced data center power notification, analysis, and policy-based management to help achieve lower heat output and reduced cooling needs.

Comparing the ST250 V3 to the ST250 series

The ThinkSystem ST250 V3 improves on the previous generation ST250, as summarized in the following table.

Table 1. Comparing the ST250 V3 to the ST250s
Feature ST250 ST250 V2 ST250 V3 Benefits
Form Factor
  • 1-Socket (1S) Tower
  • Convertible to a 5U rack configuration
  • 1-Socket (1S) Tower
  • Convertible to a 5U rack configuration
  • 1-Socket (1S) Tower
  • Convertible to a 5U rack configuration
  • Versatile server design
Processor
  • Supports single Xeon E2200 Series "Coffee Lake-S" processor up to 6C / 95W
  • Also supports Pentium, Core i3 and Celeron processors
  • Uses Intel C246 "Cannon Lake" Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • Support single Xeon E2300 Series "Rocket Lake" processor up to 8C / 95W
  • Also supports Pentium processors
  • Intel C256 "Tiger Lake" Platform Controller Hub (PCH)
  • Support single Xeon E-2400 Series "Raptor Lake" processor up to 8C / 95W
  • Also supports Pentium processors (Alder Lake)
  • Intel C266 "Raptor Lake" Platform Controller Hub   (PCH-S)
  • Supports the latest generation Intel Xeon E processors
GPU
  • NVIDIA Quadro P620 2GB PCIe Active GPU
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000
  • NVIDIA Quadro T400
  • NVIDIA Quadro T1000
  • NVIDIA Quadro T400
  • GPU for advanced graphics processing
Memory
  • 4x UDIMM slots, up to 64GB, 2666MHz
  • TruDDR4 ECC memory (in China, also support for non-ECC memory)
  • 4x UDIMM slots, up to 128GB, 3200MHz with Xeon E-2300 processors
  • 4x UDIMM slots, up to 128GB, 2666MHz with Pentium processors
  • TruDDR4 ECC memory
  • 4x UDIMM slots, up to 128GB, 4800MHz with Xeon E-2400 processors
  • 4x UDIMM slots, up to 128GB, 4800MHz with Pentium processors
  • TruDDR5 ECC memory
  • Enterprise-grade memory sufficient for most SMB and retail applications
  • Faster memory with Xeon processors
  • Larger memory capacity means greater performance with larger applications
Storage
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays or
  • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, or
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays, or
  • 2x media bays supporting optical or backup drives
  • 1x M.2 SATA SSD, installs on the system board
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays or
  • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, or
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays, or
  • Up to 7x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays + 1x NVMe drive bay
  • 2x media bays supporting optical or backup drives
  • 2x M.2 SATA SSD supporting RAID 0 and RAID 1 using VROC, installs in an adapter in a PCIe slot
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays or
  • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drive bays, or
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays, or
  • Up to 6x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays + 2x NVMe drive bay
  • 2x media bays supporting optical or backup drives
  • 2x M.2 SATA SSD supporting RAID 0 and RAID 1 using VROC, installs in an adapter in a PCIe slot. Supporting SATA SSD or NVMe SSD drives.
  • Support for both HDDs for capacity and SSDs for performance
  • Simple-swap configurations support an NVMe drive for tiered storage
  • Optical drive support for ease of software installation
  • M.2 drive support to separate the OS from the applications and data
  • RAID support for M.2 to maximize uptime
RAID
  • Supports a SAS HBA or RAID adapter for hardware RAID functionality
  • 12Gb SAS/SATA/RAID support
  • PCIe 3.0 adapters
  • Intel RSTe SW RAID
  • Supports a SAS HBA or RAID adapter for hardware RAID functionality
  • 12Gb SAS/SATA/RAID support
  • PCIe 3.0 and PCIe 4.0 adapters
  • Intel VROC 6.x SW RAID 
  • Supports a SAS HBA or RAID adapter for hardware RAID functionality
  • 12Gb SAS/SATA/RAID support
  • PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 adapters
  • Intel VROC 6.x SW RAID (no support for NVMe RAID)
  • Featuring industry’s latest PCIe Gen4 based RAID adapters
  • RAID capability maximizes reliability and uptime
Cooling
  • 4 system fans: 2 front for drive bays, 1 rear system fan, 1x CPU fan
  • 4 system fans: 2 front for drive bays, 1 rear system fan, 1x CPU fan
  • PCIe 4.0 and PCIe 5.0 adapters
  • 4 system fans
  • Ensures all components are sufficiently cooled
Networking
  • 2x 1GbE Onboard Ethernet ports (Broadcom BCM5720)
  • Port 1 allows remote connectivity to the XCC management controller
  • 2x 1GbE Onboard Ethernet ports (Broadcom BCM5720)
  • Port 1 allows remote connectivity to the XCC management controller
  • 2x 1GbE Onboard Ethernet ports (Broadcom BCM5720)
  • Rear 1 port allows remote connectivity to the XCC2 management controller
  • Easy built-in networking
PCIe Slots
  • 4x PCIe slots (x1, x16, x4, x4)
  • Includes a PCIe Gen3 x16 slot
  • 4x PCIe slots (x4, x16, x4, x4)
  • Includes a PCIe Gen4 x16 slot (requires Xeon E-2300 processor)
  • 4x PCIe slots (x4, x16, x4, x4)
  • Includes a PCIe Gen5 x16 slot (GPU support)
  • Support the latest PCIe Gen5 slot technology
  • Support for a high-performance PCIe x16 adapter
Front I/O
  • Power button & LED
  • Thermal sensor
  • One USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) port
  • One USB 2.0 port (also supports XClarity Mobile connectivity for local systems management)
  • Power button & LED
  • Thermal sensor
  • One USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) port
  • One USB 2.0 port (also supports XClarity Mobile connectivity for local systems management)
  • Power button & LED
  • Ambient Thermal sensor
  • One USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) port
  • One USB 2.0 port (also supports XClarity Mobile connectivity for local systems management)
  • Expansive USB support
  • Thermal sensor ensures the server does not overheat if the ambient temperature rises
Rear I/O
  • 2x USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) ports
  • 2x USB 3.2 G2 (10 Gb/s) ports
  • 1x VGA video
  • 1x RJ-45 systems management
  • 2x RJ-45 GbE network ports
  • 1x serial port
  • 4x USB 3.2 G2 (10 Gb/s) ports
  • 1x VGA video
  • 1x RJ-45 systems management
  • 2x RJ-45 GbE network ports
  • 1x serial port
  • 4x USB 3.2 G2 (5 Gb/s) ports
  • 1x VGA video
  • 1x RJ-45 systems management
  • 2x RJ-45 GbE network ports
  • 1x serial port
  • 1x NMI pinhole
  • Expansive USB support
  • Integrated Gigabit networking
  • Serial port for applications that require it
Management and Security
  • XClarity Controller with upgrades
  • Full XClarity software suite including XClarity Administrator
  • Dedicated Ethernet port for remote management
  • Optional intrusion switch and lockable door
  • XClarity Controller with upgrades
  • Full XClarity software suite including XClarity Administrator
  • Dedicated Ethernet port for remote management
  • Optional intrusion switch and lockable door
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust
  • XClarity Controller with upgrades
  • Full XClarity software suite including XClarity Administrator
  • Dedicated Ethernet port for remote management
  • Optional intrusion switch and lockable door
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust
  • Common management tools with prior generation
  • The server offers electronic and physical security features
  • Platform Firmware Resiliency is an advanced security solution with a silicon-based to guard against corruption and unauthorized firmware updates
Power Supply
  • Choice of 1x fixed power supply or 2x hot-swap power supplies
  • 250W fixed power supply or 550W hot-swap power supply
  • Choice of 1x fixed power supply or 2x hot-swap power supplies
  • 250W or 300W fixed power supplies, or 550W hot-swap power supply
  • Choice of 1x fixed power supply or 2x hot-swap power supplies
  • 300W or 500W fixed power supplies, or 800W hot-swap power supply
  • Select the power supply that best suits the configuration to maximize efficiency

 

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the server.

Front view of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server
Figure 2. Front view of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server

The following figure shows the rear of the server.

Rear view of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server
Figure 3. Rear view of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server

The following figure shows the locations of key components inside the server.

Internal view of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server
Figure 4. Internal view of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server

System architecture

The following figure shows the architectural block diagram of the ST250 V3, showing the major components and their connections.

ST250 V3 system architectural block diagram
Figure 5. ST250 V3 system architectural block diagram

Standard specifications

The following table lists the standard specifications.

Table 2. Standard specifications
Components Specification
Machine type

7DCF - 1 year warranty
7DCE - 3 year warranty

Form factor Tower (can be installed in a rack with the available Rack Mount Kit)
Processor

One Intel processor. Choose from:

  • Intel Xeon E-2400 Series processors ("Raptor Lake-E") up to to 8 cores, with core speeds up to 3.5 GHz
  • Intel Pentium G7400 and G7400T processors ("Alder Lake-R") with 2 cores, with core speeds up to 3.7 GHz
Chipset Intel Rocket Lake PCH-S, C266
Memory Four DIMM sockets supporting Lenovo TruDDR5 DIMMs at 4400 MHz (Xeon processors) or 4400 MHz (Pentium processors). Support ECC UDIMMs.
Memory maximum Up to 128 GB using 4x 32 GB UDIMMs.
Memory protection Error-correcting code (ECC)
Disk drive bays

Available configurations:

  • 8x or 16x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • 4x or 8x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Both 4x 3.5-inch and 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap drive bays
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays
  • 6x 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drive bays + 2x 3.5-inch simple-swap NVMe drive bay
In addition, the ST250 V3 supports two M.2 drives installed in an M.2 adapter which is installed in PCIe slot.
Maximum internal storage
  • 2.5-inch drives:
    • 122.88TB using 16x 7.68TB 2.5-inch SATA SSDs
    • 38.4TB using 16x 2.4TB 2.5-inch HS HDDs
  • 3.5-inch drives:
    • 176TB using 8x 22TB 3.5-inch SAS HS HDDs
    • 61.4TB using 8x 7.68TB 3.5-inch SATA HS SSDs
  • Intermix of SAS and SATA is supported.
Storage controller
  • Onboard 6 Gb SATA for simple-swap drive configurations, using Intel VROC SATA RAID, supporting RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA RAID adapters
  • 12 Gb SAS/SATA host bus adapters
Optical drive bays Two half-height 5.25-inch bays for optical or tape drives. Supports SATA DVD-ROM or DVD-RW (multiburner). Note: If the onboard SATA controller is used to connect the drive bays, then only 6 drives can be installed if an optical drive is installed.
Tape drive bays Two half-height 5.25-inch bays for optical or tape drives. Support for one RDX drive.
Network interfaces Two integrated Gigabit Ethernet 1000BASE-T ports (RJ-45) based on Broadcom BCM5720 embedded controller, one can be shared with XCC for systems management. Third dedicated Gigabit Ethernet port for XCC systems management.
PCI Expansion slots Four PCIe slots (1x PCIe 5.0, 3x PCIe 4.0) as follows:
  • Slot 1: PCIe G4 x4 (x4 slot, open-ended) 25W full-height half-length
  • Slot 2: PCIe G5 x16 (x16 slot, closed-ended) 75W full-height half-length
  • Slot 3: PCIe G4 x4 (x4 slot, open-ended) 25W full-height half-length
  • Slot 4: PCIe G4 x4 (x8 slot, closed-ended) 25W full-height half-length
Ports
  • Front:
    • One USB 3.2 G1 (5 Gb/s) port
    • One USB 2.0 port (also for XClarity Mobile connectivity for local systems management)
  • Rear:
    • Four USB 3.2 G2 (5 Gb/s) ports
    • One VGA video
    • One RJ-45 systems management
    • Two RJ-45 GbE network ports
    • One serial port
  • Internal:
    • One internal USB 3.0 port for RDX drive
Cooling Supports ASHRAE A2 environments. Certain configurations support ASHRAE A3. Two or three fixed system fans depending on the drive bay configuration. Additional fans attached to the processor heat sink and in the power supplies.
Power supply

Model dependent choices

  • One fixed 300W power supply: 80 PLUS Platinum certified, ErP Lot 9 compliant
  • One fixed 500W power supply: 80 PLUS Gold certified
  • Two hot-swap 800W redundant power supplies, 80 PLUS Platinum certified, Energy Star and ErP Lot 9 compliant.
Hot-swap parts Hard drives and 800W power supplies
Systems management Operator panel with status LEDs. XClarity Controller2 (XCC2) embedded management, XClarity Administrator centralized infrastructure delivery, XClarity Integrator plugins, and XClarity Energy Manager centralized server power management. Optional XClarity Controller Advanced to enable remote control functions.
Security features Power-on password, administrator's password, Trusted Platform Module, supporting TPM 2.0. Optional chassis intrusion switch. Padlock loop and Kensington cable slot and optional lockable front door for physical security.
Video G200 graphics with 16 MB memory, integrated into the XClarity Controller. For use with local Administrator functions (not designed for workstation use). Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 32bpp at 60Hz.
Operating systems supported Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware ESXi. See the Operating systems section for specifics.
Limited warranty Three-year or one-year (model dependent) customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day (NBD).
Service and support Optional service upgrades are available through Lenovo Services: 4-hour or 2-hour response time, 6-hour fix time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extension, software support for Lenovo hardware and some third-party applications.
Dimensions Width: 176 mm (6.9 inches), Height: 444 mm (17.5 inches), Depth: 578 mm (22.8 inches). See Physical and electrical specifications for details.
Weight Fully configured: 23.95 kg (52 lb) (3.5" config), or 15.81 kg (2.5" config)

The ST250 V3 server is shipped with the following items:

  • Documentation flyer
  • Power cords (model and region dependent)
  • Mouse & keyboard (model dependent)

Models

ThinkSystem ST250 V3 models can be configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC).

Preconfigured server models may also be available for the ST250 V3, however these are region-specific; that is, each region may define their own server models, and not all server models are available in every region.

The following table lists the base CTO models of the ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server.

Table 3. Base CTO models
Machine Type/Model Description
7DCECTO1WW ThinkSystem ST250 V3 – 3-year warranty
7DCFCTO1WW ThinkSystem ST250 V3 – 1-year warranty

Models of the ST250 V3 are defined based on whether the server has 2.5-inch drive bays at the front (called the 2.5-inch chassis) or whether it has 3.5-inch drive bays at the front (called the 3.5-inch chassis). For models, the feature codes for these chassis bases are as listed in the following table.

Table 4. Chassis base feature codes
Feature code Description
B3YZ ThinkSystem ST250 3.5" Chassis Base
B3Z0 ThinkSystem ST250 2.5" Chassis Base

The following tables list the available models, grouped by region.

Refer to the Specifications section for information about standard features of the server.

Models for Asia Pacific region

The following table lists the models for the Asia Pacific region: Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan, Vietnam

Table 5. Models for Asia Pacific markets
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Add'l
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
Standard models with a 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA007AP Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Opt 500W fixed No Std Opt Opt
7DCEA009AP Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Opt 500W fixed No Std Opt Opt
7DCEA006AP Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Opt 500W fixed No Std Opt Opt
7DCEA008AP Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Opt 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Opt
7DCEA00AAP Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Opt 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Opt
7DCEA005AP Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Opt 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Opt
Standard models for Japan only
7DCEA01PJP Intel XEON Raptor E-2414 4C 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Yes 1x 800W HS Yes Std Yes Yes
7DCEA01NJP Intel Xeon E-2434 4C 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Yes 1x 800W HS Yes Std Yes Yes
7DCEA01KJP Intel Xeon E-2488 8C 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Yes 1x 800W HS Yes Std Yes Yes
7DCEA01LJP Intel Xeon E-2486 6C 3.5GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Yes 1x 800W HS Yes Std Yes Yes
7DCEA01MJP Intel Xeon E-2434 4C 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 9350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Yes 1x 800W HS Yes Std Yes Yes

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.

Models for Australia and New Zealand

Table 6. Models for Australia and New Zealand
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Add'l
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
Standard models with a 3-year model (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA012AU Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x  32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / 3x 960GB SATA HDD 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA014AU Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x  32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS /  3x 12TB SAS HDD 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01BAU Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
TopSeller models with a 3-year model (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA013AU Xeon E-2478 8C 80W 2.8GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01AAU Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01DAU Xeon E-2478 8C 80W 2.8GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01GAU Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01CAU Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.
**On Board SATA Software RAID (AVV0) - adapter reference

Models for Brazil

Table 7. Models for Brazil
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Add'l
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
Standard models with 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCE1001BR Intel Xeon E-2436 6C 2.9GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / 1x 960GB SATA HDD Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA01QBR Intel Xeon E-2468 8C 2.6GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5" HS: Open bay, 1x M.2 SATA/x4NVMe: 2x 480G M.2 SATA  Opt No 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Sec Yes
TopSeller models with 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA015BR Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 2x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01EBR Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 2x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA018BR Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA016BR Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Opt

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.
**On Board SATA Software RAID (AVV0) - adapter reference

Models for India

Table 8. Models for India
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Add'l
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
TopSeller models with 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA025SG Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Yes
7DCEA024SG Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Yes
7DCEA026SG Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Yes
7DCEA027SG Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Yes
7DCEA028SG Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb No 1x 800W HS No Std Opt Yes

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.
**On Board SATA Software RAID (AVV0) - adapter reference

Models for EMEA countries

Table 9. Models for EMEA countries
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Add'l
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
Standard models with 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA00EEA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00JEA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in SS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00TEA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in SS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00YEA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 32GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in SS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00PEA Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00CEA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00DEA Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00MEA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00KEA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00XEA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00HEA Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00REA Xeon E-2478 8C 80W 2.8GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00FEA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB  5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00SEA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00GEA Xeon E-2478 8C 80W 2.8GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00WEA Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in SS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00QEA Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00BEA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00NEA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open ba Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00LEA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.3GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in SS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00VEA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes
7DCEA00UEA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in SS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 800W HS Yes Plat Opt Yes

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.
**On Board SATA Software RAID (AVV0) - adapter reference

Models for Latin American countries (except Brazil)

Table 10. Models for the Latin America market (excludes Brazil)
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Additional
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
Standard models with 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA010LA Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA011LA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01HLA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 2x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA019LA Xeon E-2468 8C 65W 2.6GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 2x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA00ZLA Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA017LA Xeon E-2414 4C 55W 2.6GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Opt
7DCEA01FLA Xeon E-2436 6C 65W 2.9GHz 1x 32GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay 1x 4x1Gb Open 1x 800W HS Yes Std Opt Opt

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.
**On Board SATA Software RAID (AVV0) - adapter reference

Models for USA and Canada

Table 11. Models for USA and Canada
Model Intel
processors†
Memory Drive
Contr
Drive bays
Drives
Additional
Cards
DVD Power
supply
Pwr
cord
XCC2 Sec.
door
Intru.
sw.
Standard models with 3-year warranty (machine type 7DCE)
7DCEA01YNA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01VNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01UNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01RNA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01TNA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01WNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01XNA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01SNA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA022NA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA01ZNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA020NA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA023NA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA021NA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02ENA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02ANA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02CNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02BNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02DNA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02FNA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA029NA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02KNA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixe Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02HNA Xeon E-2488 8C 95W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 500W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02JNA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02MNA Xeon E-2434 4C 55W 3.4GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02GNA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB OB SATA/SW RAID** 4x 3.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes
7DCEA02LNA Xeon E-2456 6C 80W 3.2GHz 1x 16GB 5350-8i 8x 2.5-in HS / Open bay Opt Open 1x 300W fixed Yes Std Opt Yes

† Processor detail: Model, number of cores, TDP, core frequency
* A maximum of 6 drives can be installed in configurations that have the onboard SATA controller and have an internal optical drive installed.
**On Board SATA Software RAID (AVV0) - adapter reference

Processors

The ST250 V3 supports one processor from the following Intel product families:

  • Intel Xeon E-2400 Series processors ("Raptor Lake-E")
  • Intel Alder Lake Pentium Gold G7400 and G7400T processors

All supported processors have the following characteristics:

  • LGA 1700 socket
  • Direct Media Interface (DMI) 4.0 connection to PCH-S
    • Xeon E-2400: DMI 4.0 x8 connection
    • Pentium: DMI 3.0 x4 connection
  • Two DDR5 memory channels
  • Support for ECC memory
    • Xeon E-2400: Up to 4800 MHz memory speed
    • Pentium: Up to 4800 MHz memory speed
  • PCIe lanes:
    • 16 lanes PCIe 5.0 + 4 lanes PCIe 4.0

The following table lists the supported processors.

Integrated graphics and management: Xeon processors with a G suffix include integrated graphics, however, this functionality is not used in the ST250 V3. Instead, graphics support is provided by XClarity Controller (XCC), or by an GPU add-in card. Similarly system management of the ST250 V3 is handled by XCC and as a result, the AMT management processor is disabled.

Table 12. Supported processors
Feature
code
Intel
model
TDP Cores  Core speed Cache Max
memory
speed
Intel Pentium processors
BWM7 G7400T 35 W 3.1 GHz 6 MB 4800 MHz
BWM8 G7400 46 W 2 3.7 GHz 6 MB 4800 MHz
Intel Xeon E processors
BXJZ E-2414 55 W 4 2.6 GHz 8 MB 4800 MHz
BWMA E-2434 55 W 4 3.4 GHz 8 MB 4800 MHz
BWMB E-2436 65 W 6 2.9 GHz 12 MB 4800 MHz
BWMC E-2456 80 W 6 3.3 GHz 12 MB 4800 MHz
BWMD E-2468 65 W 8 2.6 GHz 16 MB 4800 MHz
BWME E-2478 80 W 8 2.8 GHz 16 MB 4800 MHz
BWLS E-2486 95 W 6 3.5 GHz 12 MB 4800 MHz
BWMF E-2488 95 W 8 3.2 GHz 16 MB 4800 MHz

 

UEFI operating modes

The ST250 V3 offers preset operating modes that affect energy consumption and performance. These modes are a collection of predefined low-level UEFI settings that simplify the task of tuning the server to suit your business and workload requirements.

The following table lists the feature codes that allow you to specify the mode you wish to preset in the factory for CTO orders.

Table 13. UEFI operating mode presets in DCSC
Feature code Description
BFYB Operating mode selection for: "Maximum Performance Mode"
BFYC Operating mode selection for: "Minimal Power Mode"
BFYD Operating mode selection for: "Efficiency Favoring Power Savings Mode"
BFYE Operating mode selection for: "Efficiency - Favoring Performance Mode"

The preset modes for the ST250 V3 are as follows:

  • Maximum Performance Mode (feature BFYB): Achieves maximum performance but with higher power consumption and lower energy efficiency.
  • Minimal Power Mode (feature BFYC): Minimize the absolute power consumption of the system.
  • Efficiency Favoring Power Savings Mode (feature BFYD): Maximize the performance/watt efficiency with a bias towards power savings. This is the favored mode for SPECpower benchmark testing, for example.
  • Efficiency Favoring Performance Mode (feature BFYE): Maximize the performance/watt efficiency with a bias towards performance. This is the favored mode for Energy Star certification, for example.

Memory options

The ST250 V3 supports Lenovo TruDDR5 memory. TruDDR5 memory uses the highest-quality components sourced from Tier 1 DRAM suppliers and only memory that meets strict requirements is selected. It is compatibility-tested and tuned to maximize performance and reliability.

TruDDR5 memory has a unique signature programmed into the DIMM, which enables ThinkSystem servers to verify whether the memory installed is qualified and supported. From a service and support standpoint, TruDDR5 memory automatically assumes the system's warranty, and service and support provided worldwide.

The processors have 2 memory channels and support 2 DIMMs per channel. The ST250 V3 supports 1, 2, 3or 4 DIMMs. All DIMMs installed must be identical.

DIMMs installed in the ST250 V3 operate at a speed based on the processor installed, the number of DIMMs installed, and whether the DIMMs are single-rank or dual-rank:

  • When connected to a Xeon or Pentium processor:
    • 1 or 2 [single-rank (1R) / dual-rank (2R) ] DIMMs: 4400 MHz
    • 3, 4 single-rank (1R) DIMMs: 4000 MHz
    • 3, 4 dual-rank (2R) DIMMs: 3600 MHz

The following table lists the memory options that are available for the ST250 V3 server.

Table 14. Tatlow memory section
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
4X77A88511 BWLK ThinkSystem 16GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (1Rx8) ECC UDIMM 4
4X77A88512 BWLJ ThinkSystem 32GB TruDDR5 4800MHz (2Rx8) ECC UDIMM 4

The following rules apply when selecting the memory configuration:

  • The server only supports UDIMMs
  • Quantities of 1, 2, 3 or 4 DIMMs are supported.
  • All DIMMs must be identical (same part number)
  • When installing two DIMMs, install one in each memory channel (DIMM slots 1 and 3)
  • Memory mirroring and memory rank sparing are not supported

Internal storage

The ST250 V3 supports 2.5-inch hot-swap, 3.5-inch hot-swap, and 3.5-inch simple-swap drives in a variety of drive bay configurations.

Drive bays and backplanes

The server supports up to 16 drive bays:

  • Up to 16x 2.5-inch hot-swap drives
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch drives hot-swap drives
  • Up to 8x 3.5-inch simple-swap drives
  • A combination of 8x 2.5" hot-swap and 4x 3.5" hot-swap drives.

Drive bays required: It is not supported to configure the ST250 V3 server without drive bays.

Hot-swap configurations SAS and SATA drives depending on the controller used (the onboard SATA controller supports SATA drives only). Simple-swap drive configurations support SATA drives only, or SATA drives plus two NVMe drives.

NVMe support: NVMe support is limited to the 3.5-inch simple swap drive configuration. Intel VRoC does not support NVMe RAID and no support for VMware in raid configuration.

The different drive bay configurations supported are shown in the following figure. The server also supports two M.2 drives, installed in a PCIe slot as shown in the internal view of the server.

ST250 V3 Internal drive bay configurations
Figure 6. Internal drive bay configurations

The following table lists the available hot-swap and simple-swap backplanes for configure-to-order builds. See the Field upgrades section for option part numbers.

Table 15. Backplanes for CTO orders
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Purpose
B41E ThinkSystem ST250 V2 2.5" SATA/SAS 8-Bay Backplane Kit 2 2.5-inch hot-swap backplane
B41D ThinkSystem ST250 V2 3.5" SATA/SAS 4-Bay Backplane Kit 2 3.5-inch hot-swap backplane
BN14 ThinkSystem ST250 3.5" SS Bracket Plate Kit for HDD No. 0-3 v2 1 Lower simple-swap backplane with 4 drives
BMPZ ThinkSystem ST250 4x3.5" SS Bracket Plate Kit for HDD No. 4-5 v2 1 Upper simple-swap backplane with 2 drives (use with optical drives installed)
BN15 ThinkSystem ST250 4x3.5" SS Bracket Plate Kit for HDD No. 4-7 v2 1 Upper simple-swap backplane with 4 drives
BWLW MB 4xSATA + slimLinex8 + MF2x8 to 2xHDD + 2xNVMe/HDD 1 Upper simple-swap backplane with 4 drives (4x SATA, 2x NVMe)

Configuration notes regarding drive bays with the use of the onboard SATA controller:

  • The onboard SATA controller has 8 SATA ports, which means that up to 8 SATA drives can be connected provided no optical drive is installed.
  • If the onboard SATA controller is used and an optical drive is installed, then at most 6 drives can be installed. The other 2 onboard SATA ports are reserved for optical drives, even if only 1 optical drive is installed.
  • The ST250 V3 also supports the use of a RAID adapter or SAS host bus adapter to support the use of SAS drives plus offering higher performance features and RAID functionality. Configurations guidance is as follows:
    • For 8-bay configurations, use one of the supported 8-port RAID adapters or HBA
    • For 16-bay configurations, use one of the supported 16-port RAID adapters
    • It is supported to add 1 or 2 optical drives to a RAID adapter/HBA configuration

Storage configurations

The following table lists the supported combinations of drives, optical drives, drive backplanes and storage controllers.

Table 16. Storage configurations
Cfg Description Base Drive tray Drive support ODD suppt Backplanes (features) Controller Extra cables (derived feature or option kit)
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 3.5-inch Simple-swap SATA Yes 4x SATA SS to Onboard (BN14) Onboard SATA None
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 3.5-inch Simple-swap SATA No 4+4x SATA SS to Onboard (BN14, BN15) Onboard SATA None
3 6x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 3.5-inch Simple-swap SATA + NVMe No 6x SATA + 2x NVMe SS to OB (BN14, BWLW) Onboard SATA+NVMe None
4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD 3.5-inch Simple-swap SATA Yes 4+2x SATA SS to Onboard (BN14, BMPZ) Onboard SATA None
5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 3.5-inch Hot-swap SATA Yes 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41D) Onboard SATA Onboard SATA to BP (B41U)
6-1 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID X350 3.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41D) RAID/HBA X350-8i Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y)
7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 3.5-inch Hot-swap SATA No 4+4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41D, B41D) Onboard SATA Onboard SATA multi to BP (BPR3)
8-1 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID X350 3.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 4+4x 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41D, B41D) RAID 9350-8i 2GB 2x Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y, B41X)
9-1 8x 2.5" HS to OB SATA without ODD 2.5-inch Hot-swap SATA No 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41E) Onboard SATA Onboard SATA multi to BP (BPR3)
9-2 8x 2.5" HS to OB SATA with ODD 2.5-inch Hot-swap SATA Yes 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (2 bays unused) (B41E) Onboard SATA Onboard SATA multi to BP (BPR3)
10-1 8x 2.5" HS to HW RAID X350 2.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41E) RAID/HBA X350-8i 2x Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y, B41Z)
11-1 16x 2.5" HS to HW RAID X350-16i 2.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 8+8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41E, B41E) RAID/HBA X350-16i 4x Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y, B41Z, B41X, B4LK)
11-2 16x 2.5" HS to HW RAID 2x X350-8i 2.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 8+8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41E, B41E) 2x RAID/HBA X350-8i 4x Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y, B41Z, B41X, B4LK)
12-1 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID X350-8i 2.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 4x 3.5-inch + 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41D, B41E) RAID X350-16i 3x Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y, B41X, B4LK)
12-2 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID 2x X350-8i 2.5-inch Hot-swap SAS, SATA Yes 4x 3.5-inch + 8x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HS (B41D, B41E) 2x RAID/HBA X350-8i 3x Gen3 RAID to BP (B41Y, B41X, B4LK)

Field upgrades

The following table lists the supported field upgrades. The table refers to configurations which are described in the Storage configurations section.

Note: If upgrading to a configuration with a RAID adapter or HBA, you will need to order the adapter in addition to the backplanes and cables listed.

Table 17. Field upgrades
Starting configuration Target configuration Options needed (Backplanes and cables)
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD
  • 4XF7A81459, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Simple Swap Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 3 6x 3.5" SS SATA + 2x NVMe to OB SATA
  • 4Z57A89309, ThinkSystem ST250 V3 6x3.5" Simple Swap SATA + 2x3.5" Simple Swap NVMe Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD
  • 4XF7A81459, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Simple Swap Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
1 4x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA
  • 4Z57A89309, ThinkSystem ST250 V3 6x3.5" Simple Swap SATA + 2x3.5" Simple Swap NVMe Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD
  • 4XF7A81459, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Simple Swap Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
2 8x 3.5" SS SATA to OB SATA without ODD 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD
  • 4XF7A81459, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Simple Swap Backplane Kit
3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
3 7x 3.5" SS SATA + 1x NVMe to OB SATA 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD 5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD 6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD 7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 2x 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
4 6x 3.5" SS to OB SATA with ODD 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4X97A81466, ThinkSystem ST250 Series RAID Cable Kit
5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
5 4x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81457, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
6 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4X97A81466, ThinkSystem ST250 Series RAID Cable Kit
7 8x 3.5" HS to OB SATA 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
8 8x 3.5" HS to HW RAID 12 8x 2.5" HS + 4x 3.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A84197, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
9 8x 2.5" HS to OB SATA 10 8x 2.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4X97A81466, ThinkSystem ST250 Series RAID Cable Kit
9 8x 2.5" HS to OB SATA 11 16x 2.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81461, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit
10 8x 2.5" HS to HW RAID 11 16x 2.5" HS to HW RAID
  • 4XF7A81461, ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit

The following table lists the contents of the option part numbers for field upgrades. 

Table 18. Upgrade options table
Part number Description
Backplane kits
4XF7A81461

ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit

  • 1x 8x2.5" SATA/SAS hot-swap backplane
  • 1x cage assembly
  • 10x signal and power cables
  • 8x 2.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
  • 2x supercap holders (adapter-specific)
4XF7A84197

ThinkSystem ST250 Series 8x2.5" Hybrid Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit (for hybrid 2.5" + 3.5" configuration)

  • 1x 8x2.5" SATA/SAS hot-swap backplane
  • 1x 8x2.5" cage assembly for a hybrid 2.5" + 3.5" configuration
  • 10x signal and power cables
  • 8x 2.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
  • 2x supercap holders (adapter-specific)
4XF7A81457

ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Hot Swap SAS/SATA Backplane Kit

  • 1x 4x3.5" SATA/SAS hot-swap backplane
  • 1x cage assembly
  • 8x signal and power cables
  • 4x 3.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
  • 2x supercap holders (adapter-specific)
4XF7A81459

ThinkSystem ST250 Series 4x3.5" Simple Swap Backplane Kit

  • Upper simple-swap backplane + cable with 2 SATA connections (use with optical drive)
  • Upper simple-swap backplane + cable with 4 SATA connections
  • 1x cage assembly for 8x 3.5" drive bays
  • 8x 3.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
  • 2x supercap holders (adapter-specific)
4Z57A89309

ThinkSystem ST250 V3 6x3.5" Simple Swap SATA + 2x3.5" Simple Swap NVMe Backplane Kit

  • Upper simple-swap backplane + cable with 3 SATA + 2 NVMe connections
  • 1x cage assembly for 8x 3.5" drive bays
  • 8x 3.5" drive bay fillers
  • 1x front fan and cable
Cable kits
4X97A81466

ThinkSystem ST250 Series RAID Cable Kit

  • 6x signal cables for upper & lower cage connections (adapter-specific cables)
  • 2x supercap holders (adapter-specific)

RAID flash power module (supercap) support

Some high-performance RAID adapters include a RAID flash power module (supercap). The adapters that include a supercap are listed in the table in the Controllers for internal storage section.

The supercap is installed in the supercap holder than is located inside the server as shown in Components and connectors section.

For CTO orders, the required supercap holder is derived by the configurator. For field upgrades that add a RAID card with supercap, you will need to order the RAID Cable Kit, as listed in the following table. The cable kit includes two supercap holders, one for use with RAID 940 adapters, and one for use with RAID 9350 adapters.

Table 19. Cable option kit 
Part number Description
4X97A81466 ThinkSystem ST250 Series RAID Cable Kit

M.2 drives

The ST250 V3 server supports two M.2 form-factor SATA drives installed in an M.2 adapter attached to a dummy PCIe adapter. The PCIe adapter is in turn installed in a PCIe slot. The M.2 adapter is connected via cables to the system board; the edge connector of the PCIe adapter only provides physical support and does not provide PCIe signals or power.

The following figure shows the M.2 adapter for the ST250 V3.

M.2 adapter with two M.2 drives installed in a PCIe slot
Figure 7. M.2 adapter (BM8X) with an M.2 drive installed in a PCIe slot

The following table lists the ordering information. For field upgrades, in addition to the ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Adapter, you will also need to order the M.2 Signal & Power Cable Kit.

Supported drives are listed in the Internal drive options section.

Table 20. M.2 adapter for ST250 V3
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
Slots
supported
CTO only BM8X

ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Adapter

  • M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit, BM8X
  • ThinkSystem ST250 Series Dummy PCIe Card, BMTU
  • M.2 signal Cable BWN1
  • M.2 Power Cable BWN2
1 slot 4
4Y37A79663 N/A ThinkSystem M.2 SATA/x4 NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit 1 slot 4
4Z57A88898 N/A

ThinkSystem SR250 V3/ST250 Series M.2 Cable Kit

Includes:

  • ThinkSystem ST250 Series Dummy PCIe Card, BMTU
  • M.2 signal Cable BWN1
  • M.2 Power Cable BWN2
  • ThinkSystem M.2 ULP-PH 1.0+SLIMx4 130mm, BYY7
1 N/A

N/A - not applicable

Configuration rules:

  • The M.2 PCIe adapter is only supported in slot 4
  • M.2 is mutually exclusive with the use of optical drives (ODDs) as they share the same connector.

The M.2 SATA/NVMe 2-Bay Enablement Kit has the following features when installed in the ST250 V3:

  • Supports one or two M.2 SATA drives, either SATA or NVMe
  • When two drives installed, they must be either both SATA or both NVMe JBOD native support; no built-in RAID support (RAID can be enabled via Intel VROC SATA RAID)
  • Supports monitoring and reporting of events and temperature through I2C
  • Firmware update via Lenovo firmware update tools

For details about M.2 components, see

  • ThinkSystem M.2 Drives and M.2 Adapters product guide:

https://lenovopress.com/lp0769-thinksystem-m2-drives-adapters

  • The Lenovo docs - server guide:

https://pubs.labs.lenovo.com/st250-v3/m2_drive_replacement

SED encryption key management with SKLM

The server supports self-encrypting drives (SEDs) as listed in the Internal drive options section. To effectively manage a large deployment of these drives in Lenovo servers, IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager (SKLM) offers a centralized key management solution. A Lenovo Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrade is used to enable this SKLM support in the management processor of the server.

The following table lists the part numbers and feature codes for the upgrades.

Table 21. FoD upgrades for SKLM support
Part number Feature code Description
Security Key Lifecycle Manager - FoD (United States, Canada, Asia Pacific, and Japan)
00D9998 A5U1 SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 1 year S&S
00D9999 AS6C SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 3 year S&S
Security Key Lifecycle Manager - FoD (Latin America, Europe, Middle East, and Africa)
00FP648 A5U1 SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 1 year S&S
00FP649 AS6C SKLM for System x/ThinkSystem w/SEDs - FoD per Install with 3 year S&S

The IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager software is available from Lenovo using the ordering information listed in the following table.

Table 22. IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager licenses
Part number Description
7S0A007FWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager Basic Edition Install License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007HWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Raw Decimal Terabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007KWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Raw Decimal Petabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007MWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Usable Decimal Terabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months
7S0A007PWW IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager For Usable Decimal Petabyte Storage Resource Value Unit License + SW Subscription & Support 12 Months

Controllers for internal storage

The ST250 V3 supports the use of the onboard 6Gb SATA ports to connect SATA drives. Hot-swap and simple-swap SATA drives are supported. These onboard SATA ports support RSTe mode for RAID functionality or AHCI mode for JBOD support.

In addition to the onboard SATA controller, the ST250 V3 with hot-swap drives supports the use of an internal RAID adapter or HBA. The following table lists the supported adapters.

Table 23. Controllers for internal storage
Part number Feature code Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
Supercap
included
SAS/SATA HBA
4Y37A72480 BJHH ThinkSystem 4350-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 2, 3, 4 2 No
RAID adapters - 8 ports
4Y37A72482 BJHK ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter 2, 3, 4 2 No
4Y37A72483 BJHL ThinkSystem RAID 9350-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 2, 3, 4 2 Yes
4Y37A09728 B8NY ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter  2, 3, 4 2 Yes
RAID adapters - 16 ports
4Y37A72485 BJHN ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter 2, 3, 4 1 Yes

For a comparison of the functions of the supported storage adapters, see the ThinkSystem RAID Adapter and HBA Reference:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1288-thinksystem-raid-adapter-and-hba-reference#st250-v2-support= ST250%2520V2

Configuration notes:

  • Virtualization support: The onboard SATA ports can be used with virtualization hypervisors, including VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V, however support is limited to AHCI (non-RAID) mode. RSTe mode is not supported with virtualization hypervisors.
  • Windows support: Windows only supports a RSTe-based RAID array of no more than 6 drives.
  • E810 Ethernet and X350 RAID/HBAs: The use of both an Intel E810 network adapter and an X350 HBA/RAID adapter (9350, 5350 and 4350) is currently not supported in ThinkSystem servers. For details see Support Tip HT513226. Planned support for this combination of adapters is 2Q/2024.

Internal drive options

The following tables list the drive options for internal storage of the server.

M.2 drives:

M.2 drive support: The use of M.2 drives requires an additional adapter as described in the M.2 drives subsection.

SED support: The tables include a column to indicate which drives support SED encryption. The encryption functionality can be disabled if needed. Note: Not all SED-enabled drives have "SED" in the description.

Table 24. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00025 AULZ ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 16
7XB7A00027 AUM1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.2TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 16
7XB7A00028 AUM2 ThinkSystem 2.5" 1.8TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 16
4XB7A83970 BRG7 ThinkSystem 2.5" 2.4TB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD v2 No 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
7XB7A00031 AUM5 ThinkSystem 2.5" 600GB 10K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD SED Support 16
Table 25. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Mixed Use/Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
4XB7A82289 BQ21 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82290 BQ24 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82291 BQ22 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82292 BQ23 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 MAX 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A17125 BA7Q ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 480GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17126 BA4T ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 960GB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17087 B8J1 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 240GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 16
4XB7A17088 B8HY ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 480GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 16
4XB7A17089 B8J6 ThinkSystem 2.5" 5300 960GB Mainstream SATA 6Gb Hot Swap SSD No 16
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A82258 BQ1Q ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82259 BQ1P ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82260 BQ1R ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82261 BQ1X ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82262 BQ1S ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A82263 BQ1T ThinkSystem 2.5" 5400 PRO 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD Support 16
4XB7A17072 B99D ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17101 BA7G ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17102 BA7H ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17103 BA7J ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 1.92TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17104 BK77 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 3.84TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17105 BK78 ThinkSystem 2.5" S4520 7.68TB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17127 BA4U ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 1.92TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
4XB7A17128 BK7L ThinkSystem 2.5" S4620 3.84TB Mixed Use SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 16
Table 26. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
7XB7A00042 AUU5 ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 8
7XB7A00043 AUU6 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 8
7XB7A00044 AUU7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
7XB7A00045 B0YR ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
7XB7A00046 AUUG ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
7XB7A00067 B117 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A13906 B496 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A13911 B7EZ ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A38266 BCFP ThinkSystem 3.5" 18TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A80353 BPKU ThinkSystem 3.5" 20TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A83766 BTR7 ThinkSystem 3.5" 22TB 7.2K SAS 12Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
Table 27. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00049 AUUF ThinkSystem 3.5" 1TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 8
7XB7A00050 AUUD ThinkSystem 3.5" 2TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 8
7XB7A00051 AUU8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 4TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512n HDD No 8
7XB7A00052 AUUA ThinkSystem 3.5" 6TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
7XB7A00053 AUU9 ThinkSystem 3.5" 8TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
7XB7A00054 AUUB ThinkSystem 3.5" 10TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
7XB7A00068 B118 ThinkSystem 3.5" 12TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A13907 B497 ThinkSystem 3.5" 14TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A13914 B7F0 ThinkSystem 3.5" 16TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A38130 BCFH ThinkSystem 3.5" 18TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A80354 BPKV ThinkSystem 3.5" 20TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
4XB7A83765 BTR8 ThinkSystem 3.5" 22TB 7.2K SATA 6Gb Hot Swap 512e HDD No 8
Table 28. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17118 BA7K ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 8
4XB7A17119 BA7L ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 8
4XB7A17120 BA7M ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb HS SSD No 8
Table 29. 3.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SATA HDDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
7XB7A00055 AUZS ThinkSystem 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD No 8
7XB7A00056 AUZT ThinkSystem 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" Simple Swap 512n HDD No 8
Table 30. 3.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SATA SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch simple-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A17109 BK7C ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb SS SSD No 8
4XB7A17110 BK7D ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb SS SSD No 8
4XB7A17111 BK7E ThinkSystem 3.5" S4520 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb SS SSD No 8
Table 31. 3.5-inch simple-swap PCIe 4.0 NVMe SSDs
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
3.5-inch SSDs - U.2 PCIe 4.0 NVMe - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A79664 BNHZ ThinkSystem 3.5" U.2 P5520 1.92TB Read Intensive NVMe PCIe 4.0 x4 SS SSD Support 2
Table 32. M.2 SATA drives
Part number Feature
code
Description SED
support
Max
Qty
M.2 SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Read Intensive/Entry (<3 DWPD)
4XB7A82286 BQ1Z ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A89422 BYF7 ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 240GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82287 BQ1Y ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A90049 BYF8 ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 480GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A82288 BQ20 ThinkSystem M.2 5400 PRO 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2
4XB7A90230 BYF9 ThinkSystem M.2 ER3 960GB Read Intensive SATA 6Gb NHS SSD Support 2

USB memory key

For general portable storage needs, the server also supports the USB memory key option that is listed in the following table.

Table 33. USB memory key
Part number Feature Description
4X77A77065 BNWN ThinkSystem USB 32GB USB 3.0 Flash Drive

Internal backup units

The ST250 V3 supports the internal backup unit options that are listed in the following table.

The RDX dock is attached via the internal USB 3.0 port on the system board. The USB cable ships with the dock. The RDX dock is supported only in the lower media bay (Bay 0).

Table 34. Internal backup units
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported
RDX dock
4T27A80485 AVF6 ThinkSystem Internal RDX USB 3.0 Dock v2 1
RDX media
7TP7A01601 AVF8 ThinkSystem RDX 500GB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A01602 AVF1 ThinkSystem RDX 1TB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A01603 AVF0 ThinkSystem RDX 2TB Cartridge Not applicable
7TP7A04318 AXD1 ThinkSystem RDX 4TB Cartridge Not applicable

For more information about the RDX dock, see the Backup Units page on the Lenovo Press site: https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

For field upgrades to add an RDX dock, you will need to also order the cable kit listed in the following table for the required power cable. This kit is not needed for factory (CTO) orders.

Tip: If your server already has the power cable installed (check for SC17B01164 on the label of the cable), you do not need to order this cable kit when adding an RDX dock.

Table 35. Cable kit for field upgrades
Part number Description
4X97A81465

ThinkSystem ST250 Series ODD/Tape Cable Kit

  • 1x ODD data cable (feature BMQT) -- not required for RDX dock
  • 1x ODD/tape power cable (feature BMQU)

Optical drives

The ST250 V3 supports the internal optical drive options listed in the following table. The internal optical are installed in the 5.25-inch media drive bays.

Table 36. Optical drives
Part number Feature code Description Maximum
supported
Internal optical drives
4XA7A80481 AVEY ThinkSystem Half High SATA DVD-RW Optical Disk Drive 2

Configuration rules:

  • For configurations using the onboard SATA controller, if 1 or 2 optical drives are installed, only 6 HDDs or SSDs can be installed.
  • For field upgrades to add an optical drive, you will need to also order the cable kit listed in the following table. This kit is not needed for factory (CTO) orders.
  • M.2 is mutually exclusive with the use of optical drives as they share the same connector.
Table 37. Cable kit for field upgrades
Part number Description Maximum
supported
4X97A81465

ThinkSystem ST250 Series ODD/Tape Cable Kit

  • 1x ODD data cable (feature BMQT)
  • 1x ODD/tape power cable (feature BMQU)
2

The Half High SATA DVD-ROM drive supports the following media and speeds for reading:

  • CD-ROM 48X
  • CD-DA (DAE) 48X
  • CD-R 48X
  • CD-RW 40X
  • DVD-ROM (single layer) 16X
  • DVD-ROM (dual layer) 12X
  • DVD-R (4.7 GB) 16X
  • DVD-R DL 8X
  • DVD+R 16X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW (4.7 GB) 8X
  • DVD+RW 8X

The Half High SATA DVD-RW drive supports the same media and speeds for reading as HH DVD-ROM. In addition, this drive supports the following media and speeds for writing:

  • CD-R 24X
  • CD-RW 4X
  • High Speed CD-RW 10X
  • Ultra Speed CD-RW 16X
  • DVD-R 8X
  • DVD-R DL 8X
  • DVD+R 8X
  • DVD+R DL 8X
  • DVD-RW 6X
  • DVD+RW 8X

The server supports the external USB optical drive listed in the following table.

Table 38. External optical drive
Part number Feature code Description
7XA7A05926 AVV8 ThinkSystem External USB DVD RW Optical Disk Drive

The drive is based on the Lenovo Slim DVD Burner DB65 drive and supports the following formats: DVD-RAM, DVD-RW, DVD+RW, DVD+R, DVD-R, DVD-ROM, DVD-R DL, CD-RW, CD-R, CD-ROM.

I/O expansion options

The ST250 V3 server has one PCIe 5.0 slot and three PCIe 4.0 slots, as follows:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 4.0 x4 full-height, half-length (x1 physical slot, open ended), supports 25W adapters
  • Slot 2: PCIe 5.0 x16 full-height, half-length (x16 physical slot, closed ended), supports 75W adapters
  • Slot 3: PCIe 4.0 x4 full-height, half-length (x4 physical slot, open ended), supports 25W adapters
  • Slot 4: PCIe 4.0 x4 full-height, half-length (x8 physical slot, closed ended), supports 25W adapters

Slot 1 and slot 3 in the ST250 V3 are an open-end design, which means that it can accept adapters with a longer edge connector than the physical length of the slot connector. For example, if a x8 adapter is installed in the x4 slot 3 of the server, half of the edge connector will not be connected to the slot. The adapter will still function, however performance will be impacted.

The following figure shows the locations of the PCIe slots.

ThinkSystem ST250 V3 PCIe slots
Figure 8. ThinkSystem ST250 V3 PCIe slots

Network adapters

The ST250 V3 has two onboard Gigabit Ethernet ports, connected to a Broadcom BCM5720 embedded controller.

The BCM5720 embedded controller has the following features:

  • Two 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet RJ-45 ports
  • NIC Teaming (load balancing and failover)
  • IEEE 802.3ad Link Aggregation
  • I/O Virtualization (IOV) for VMWare NetQueue and Microsoft VMQ
  • IEEE 802.1Q Virtual Local Area Networks (VLANs)
  • IEEE 802.3x flow control
  • TCP, IP, and UDP checksum offload
  • Large Send Offload (LSO) and TCP Segmentation Offload (TSO)
  • Receive Side Scaling (RSS) and Transmit Side Scaling (TSS)
  • Jumbo frames up to 9600 bytes
  • IEEE 802.3az-2010 Energy Efficient Ethernet (EEE) compliant
  • Hardware assist for IEEE 1588 and IEEE 802.1AS time synchronization implementations
  • Preboot eXecution Environment (PXE) remote boot
  • Wake on LAN (WOL) support

The following table lists other supported network adapters. The maximum supported column indicates which slots each adapter is supported in. For slot locations see the I/O expansion options section.

Table 39. Network adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
Gigabit Ethernet
7ZT7A00484 AUZV ThinkSystem Broadcom 5719 1GbE RJ45 4-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 1, 2, 3, 4 2
7ZT7A00535 AUZW ThinkSystem I350-T4 PCIe 1Gb 4-Port RJ45 Ethernet Adapter 1, 2, 3, 4 2
10 Gb Ethernet - 10GBASE-T
7ZT7A00496 AUKP ThinkSystem Broadcom 57416 10GBASE-T 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 1, 4 2
25 Gb Ethernet
4XC7A08238 BK1H ThinkSystem Broadcom 57414 10/25GbE SFP28 2-port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 1, 4 2
4XC7A08295 BCD6 ThinkSystem Intel E810-DA2 10/25GbE SFP28 2-Port PCIe Ethernet Adapter 1, 2, 3, 4 2

* Only supported in slot 2 (x16 slot) and is therefore mutually exclusive with any GPU

Configuration notes:

  • E810 Ethernet and X350 RAID/HBAs: The use of both an Intel E810 network adapter and an X350 HBA/RAID adapter (9350, 5350 and 4350) is currently not supported in ThinkSystem servers. For details see Support Tip HT513226. Planned support for this combination of adapters is 2Q/2024.

SAS adapters for external storage

The following table lists the adapters suitable for connectivity to external SAS storage.

Table 40. Supported external storage adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
12 Gb SAS HBA
4Y37A78837 BNWK ThinkSystem 440-8e SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA 1, 2, 3, 4 2

For a comparison of the functions of the supported external storage adapters, see the ThinkSystem RAID Adapter and HBA Reference:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1288#st250-v2-support=ST250%20V2&internal-or-external-ports=External

Mixing storage adapter families: The following HBA/RAID adapter combinations are supported:

  • X30 external adapters with other X30 adapters (internal or external)
  • X40 external adapters with other X40 adapters (internal or external)
  • X40 external adapters with X350 internal adapters

The following HBA/RAID adapter combinations are not supported:

  • X30 adapters (internal or external) with X40 adapters (internal or external)
  • X30 adapters (internal or external) with X350 internal adapters

Fibre Channel host bus adapters

The ST250 V3 does not currently support Fibre Channel host bus adapters.

Flash Storage adapters

The ST250 V3 does not currently support Flash Storage adapters.

GPU adapters

The ST250 V3 server supports the graphics processing units (GPUs) listed in the following table.

Table 41. GPU adapters
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Slots
supported
Maximum
supported
4X67A79777 BMXD ThinkSystem NVIDIA T1000 8GB PCIe Active GPU slot 2 1
4X67A79778 BMXE ThinkSystem NVIDIA T400 4GB PCIe Active GPU slot 2 1

The following rule applies:

  • The use of a GPU requires 500W or 800W hot-swap power supplies
  • Slot 3 must be left unoccupied for thermal reasons
  • An ESXi preload cannot be selected if the configuration includes an NVIDIA GPU (ESXi preload cannot include the NVIDIA driver)

For information about GPUs, see the ThinkSystem GPU Summary:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0768-thinksystem-gpu-summary

Fans and cooling

The ST250 V3 has the following variable-speed fans. All fans are fixed (non-hot-swap).

  • Two system fans at the front of the server, mounted on the drive cages. If the server has one drive cage, only one front fan is included.
  • One system fan at the rear of the server
  • Fan mounted on the heatsink of the processor

See the Inside view in the Components and connectors section for locations.

Power supplies

The server supports either a single fixed power supply or one or two hot-swap power supplies. When two hot-swap power supplies are installed, they form a redundant pair. The following table lists the supported power supplies.

Table 42. Power supplies
Part
number
Feature
code
Description Maximum
quantity
80 PLUS
certification
ErP Lot 9
compliant
110V AC 220V AC
Fixed power supplies
CTO only BMFL ATX-300W Power Supply 1 Gold No Yes Yes
CTO only BMTC ThinkSystem 500W Platinum ATX Power Supply 1 Platinum Yes Yes Yes
Hot-swap redundant power supplies
4P57A87054 BWM5 ThinkSystem 800W 230V/115V Platinum CRPS Hot-Swap Power Supply v1.1 2 Platinum No Yes Yes
4P57A87158 BWM6 ThinkSystem 800W 230V/115V Platinum CRPS Hot-Swap Power Supply v1.2 2 Platinum No Yes Yes
4P57A87055 BWM4 ThinkSystem 800W 230V/115V Titanium CRPS Hot-Swap Power Supply v1.1 2 Titanium Yes Yes Yes
4P57A87056 BWM3 ThinkSystem 800W 230V/115V Titanium CRPS Hot-Swap Power Supply v1.2 2 Titanium Yes Yes Yes

Power supply options do not include a line cord.

For server configurations, the inclusion of a power supply is model dependent. Configure-to-order models can be configured without a power cord if desired.

The following table lists the maximum configuration for the supported power supplies. 

Table 43. Maximum configuration for the supported PSUs
PSU 300W fixed  500W fixed or 800W 500W fixed or 800W 300W fixed 300W fixed
1x Processor 80W  95W 95W 70W 60W
Memory (<=32G DIMMS) 4 DIMMs 4 DIMMs 4 DIMMs 4 DIMMs 4 DIMMs
Rear IO (PCIe slot 1/3/4) <= 25W <= 25W <= 25W <= 25W <= 25W
GPUs up to 75W (slot 2) No support One One No support No support
Front Drives
  • 8x 2.5" HDD or
  • 8x 3.5" HDD
  • 16x 2.5" HDD or
  • 8x 3.5" HDD or 
  • 4x 3.5" HDD + 8x 2.5" HDD
  • 16x 2.5" HDD or
  • 8x 3.5" HDD or 
  • 4x 3.5" HDD + 8x 2.5" HDD
  • 8x 2.5" HDD or
  • 4x 3.5" HDD
  • 8x 2.5" HDD or
  • 4x 3.5" HDD
ODD / Tape No support No support No support Supported Supported
M.2 Supported Supported Supported No support No support

To ensures that the properly sized power supply is chosen for optimal performance, it is highly recommended to validate system configuration for specific power requirements by using the latest version of the Lenovo Capacity Planner:
https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/solutions-and-software/software/lenovo-capacity-planner/solutions/ht504651

Power cords

Line cords and rack power cables with C13 connectors can be ordered as listed in the following table.

110V customers: If you plan to use the 1100W power supply with a 110V power source, select a power cable that is rated above 10A. Power cables that are rated at 10A or below are not supported with 110V power.

Table 44. Power cords
Part number Feature code Description
Rack cables - C13 to C14
SL67B08593 BPHZ 0.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
00Y3043 A4VP 1.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
4L67A08367 B0N5 1.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
39Y7937 6201 1.5m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
4L67A08368 B0N6 1.5m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
4L67A08365 B0N4 2.0m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
4L67A08369 6570 2.0m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
4L67A08366 6311 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
4L67A08370 6400 2.8m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Jumper Cord
39Y7932 6263 4.3m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable
4L67A08371 6583 4.3m, 13A/100-250V, C13 to C14 Rack Power Cable
Rack cables - C13 to C14 (Y-cable)
00Y3046 A4VQ 1.345m, 2X C13 to C14 Jumper Cord, Rack Power Cable
00Y3047 A4VR 2.054m, 2X C13 to C14 Jumper Cord, Rack Power Cable
Rack cables - C13 to C20
39Y7938 6204 2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C20 Rack Power Cable
Rack cables - C13 to C20 (Y-cable)
47C2491 A3SW 1.2m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable
47C2492 A3SX 2.5m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Short C20 Rack Power Cable
47C2493 A3SY 2.8m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Short C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable
47C2494 A3SZ 4.1m, 16A/100-250V, 2 Long C13s to Long C20 Rack Power Cable
Line cords
39Y7930 6222 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord
81Y2384 6492 4.3m 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord
39Y7924 6211 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to AS/NZ 3112 (Australia/NZ) Line Cord
81Y2383 6574 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line Cord
69Y1988 6532 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NBR 14136 (Brazil) Line Cord
81Y2387 6404 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 - 2P+Gnd (Brazil) Line Cord
39Y7928 6210 2.8m, 220-240V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
81Y2378 6580 4.3m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord
39Y7918 6213 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
81Y2382 6575 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord
39Y7917 6212 2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord
81Y2376 6572 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord
39Y7927 6269 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13(2P+Gnd) (India) Line Cord
81Y2386 6567 4.3m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord
39Y7920 6218 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
81Y2381 6579 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord
39Y7921 6217 2.8m, 220-240V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile) Line Cord
81Y2380 6493 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy/Chile) Line Cord
46M2593 A1RE 2.8m, 12A/125V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
4L67A08362 6495 4.3m, 12A/200V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
39Y7926 6335 4.3m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord
39Y7922 6214 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SABS 164 (S Africa) Line Cord
81Y2379 6576 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa) Line Cord
39Y7925 6219 2.8m, 220-240V, C13 to KETI (S Korea) Line Cord
81Y2385 6494 4.3m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord
39Y7919 6216 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Swiss) Line Cord
81Y2390 6578 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) Line Cord
23R7158 6386 2.8m, 10A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2375 6317 2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2374 6402 2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to CNS 60799 (Taiwan) Line Cord
4L67A08363 AX8B 4.3m, 10A 125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2389 6531 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to 76 CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord
81Y2388 6530 4.3m, 13A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917 (Taiwan) Line Cord
39Y7923 6215 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
81Y2377 6577 4.3m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord
90Y3016 6313 2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
46M2592 A1RF 2.8m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P Line Cord
00WH545 6401 2.8m, 13A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08359 6370 4.3m, 10A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08361 6373 4.3m, 10A/250V, C13 to NEMA 6-15P (US) Line Cord
4L67A08360 AX8A 4.3m, 13A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord

Systems management

The ST250 V3 contains an integrated service processor, XClarity Controller2 (XCC2), which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions. The XCC is based on the Pilot4 XE401 baseboard management controller (BMC) using a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 service processor.

Front operator panel

The ST250 V3 offers a front operator panel showing key LED status indicators, as shown in the following figure.

ST250 V3 Front operator panel
Figure 9. Front operator panel

System status with XClarity Mobile

The XClarity Mobile app includes a tethering function where you can connect your Android or iOS device to the server via USB to see the status of the server.

The steps to connect the mobile device are as follows:

  1. Enable USB Management on the server, by holding down the ID button for 3 seconds (or pressing the dedicated USB management button if one is present)
  2. Connect the mobile device via a USB cable to the server's USB port with the management symbol USB Management symbol
  3. In iOS or Android settings, enable Personal Hotspot or USB Tethering
  4. Launch the Lenovo XClarity Mobile app

Once connected you can see the following information:

  • Server status including error logs (read only, no login required)
  • Server management functions (XClarity login credentials required)

Remote management

The server offers a dedicated RJ45 port at the rear of the server for remote management via the XClarity Controller management processor. The port supports 10/100/1000 Mbps speeds.

Remote server management is provided through industry-standard interfaces:

  • Intelligent Platform Management Interface (IPMI) Version 2.0
  • Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) Version 3 (no SET commands; no SNMP v1)
  • Common Information Model (CIM-XML)
  • Representational State Transfer (REST) support
  • Redfish support (DMTF compliant)
  • Web browser - HTML 5-based browser interface (Java and ActiveX not required) using a responsive design (content optimized for device being used - laptop, tablet, phone) with NLS support

IPMI via the Ethernet port (IPMI over LAN) is supported, however it is disabled by default. For CTO orders you can specify whether you want to the feature enabled or disabled in the factory, using the feature codes listed in the following table.

Table 45. IPMI-over-LAN settings
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only B7XZ Disable IPMI-over-LAN (default)
CTO only B7Y0 Enable IPMI-over-LAN

XCC2 Platinum

The XCC2 service processor in the ST250 V3 supports an upgrade to the Platinum level of features. Compared to the XCC functions of ThinkSystem V2 and earlier systems, Platinum adds the same features as Enterprise and Advanced levels in ThinkSystem V2, plus additional features.

XCC2 Platinum adds the following Enterprise and Advanced functions:

  • Remotely viewing video with graphics resolutions up to 1600x1200 at 75 Hz with up to 23 bits per pixel, regardless of the system state
  • Remotely accessing the server using the keyboard and mouse from a remote client
  • International keyboard mapping support
  • Syslog alerting
  • Redirecting serial console via SSH
  • Component replacement log (Maintenance History log)
  • Access restriction (IP address blocking)
  • Lenovo SED security key management
  • Displaying graphics for real-time and historical power usage data and temperature
  • Boot video capture and crash video capture
  • Virtual console collaboration - Ability for up to 6 remote users to be log into the remote session simultaneously
  • Remote console Java client
  • Mapping the ISO and image files located on the local client as virtual drives for use by the server
  • Mounting the remote ISO and image files via HTTPS, SFTP, CIFS, and NFS
  • Power capping
  • System utilization data and graphic view
  • Single sign on with Lenovo XClarity Administrator
  • Update firmware from a repository
  • License for XClarity Energy Manager

XCC2 Platinum also adds the following features that are new to XCC2:

  • System Guard - Monitor hardware inventory for unexpected component changes, and simply log the event or prevent booting
  • Enterprise Strict Security mode - Enforces CNSA 1.0 level security
  • Neighbor Group - Enables administrators to manage and synchronize configurations and firmware level across multiple servers

Ordering information is listed in the following table. XCC2 Platinum is a software license upgrade - no additional hardware is required.

Table 46. XCC2 Platinum license upgrade
Part number Feature code Description
7S0X000DWW S91X Lenovo XClarity XCC2 Platinum Upgrade
7S0X000KWW SBCV Lenovo XClarity Controller 2 (XCC2) Platinum Upgrade

With XCC2 Platinum, for CTO orders, you can request that System Guard be enabled in the factory and the first configuration snapshot be recorded. To add this to an order, select feature code listed in the following table. The selection is made in the Security tab of the DCSC configurator.

Table 47. Enable System Guard in the factory (CTO orders)
Feature code Description
BUT2 Install System Guard

For more information about System Guard, see https://pubs.lenovo.com/xcc2/NN1ia_c_systemguard

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager (LXPM) is a UEFI-based application embedded in ThinkSystem servers and accessible via the F1 key during system boot.

LXPM provides the following functions:

  • Graphical UEFI Setup
  • System inventory information and VPD update
  • System firmware updates (UEFI and XCC)
  • RAID setup wizard
  • OS installation wizard (including unattended OS installation)
  • Diagnostics functions

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized resource management solution designed to reduce complexity, speed response, and enhance the availability of Lenovo systems and solutions. It provides agent-free hardware management for ThinkSystem servers, in addition to ThinkServer, System x, and Flex System servers. The administration dashboard is based on HTML 5 and allows fast location of resources so tasks can be run quickly.

Because Lenovo XClarity Administrator does not require any agent software to be installed on the managed endpoints, there are no CPU cycles spent on agent execution, and no memory is used, which means that up to 1GB of RAM and 1 - 2% CPU usage is saved, compared to a typical managed system where an agent is required.

Lenovo XClarity Administrator is an optional software component for the ST250 V3. The software can be downloaded and used at no charge to discover and monitor the ST250 V3 and to manage firmware upgrades.

If software support is required for Lenovo XClarity Administrator, or premium features such as configuration management and operating system deployment are required, Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription should be ordered. Lenovo XClarity Pro is licensed on a per managed system basis, that is, each managed Lenovo system requires a license.

The following table lists the Lenovo XClarity software license options.

Table 48. Lenovo XClarity Pro ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
00MT201 1339 Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/1 Yr SW S&S
00MT202 1340 Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/3 Yr SW S&S
00MT203 1341 Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/5 Yr SW S&S
7S0X000HWW SAYV Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/6 Yr SW S&S
7S0X000JWW SAYW Lenovo XClarity Pro, per Managed Endpoint w/7 Yr SW S&S

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following standard features that are available at no charge:

  • Auto-discovery and monitoring of Lenovo systems
  • Firmware updates and compliance enforcement
  • External alerts and notifications via SNMP traps, syslog remote logging, and e-mail
  • Secure connections to managed endpoints
  • NIST 800-131A or FIPS 140-2 compliant cryptographic standards between the management solution and managed endpoints
  • Integration into existing higher-level management systems such as cloud automation and orchestration tools through REST APIs, providing extensive external visibility and control over hardware resources
  • An intuitive, easy-to-use GUI
  • Scripting with Windows PowerShell, providing command-line visibility and control over hardware resources

Lenovo XClarity Administrator offers the following premium features that require an optional Pro license:

  • Pattern-based configuration management that allows to define configurations once and apply repeatedly without errors when deploying new servers or redeploying existing servers without disrupting the fabric
  • Bare-metal deployment of operating systems and hypervisors to streamline infrastructure provisioning

For more information, refer to the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide:
http://lenovopress.com/tips1200

Lenovo XClarity Integrators

Lenovo also offers software plug-in modules, Lenovo XClarity Integrators, to manage physical infrastructure from leading external virtualization management software tools including those from Microsoft and VMware.

These integrators are offered at no charge, however if software support is required, a Lenovo XClarity Pro software subscription license should be ordered.

Lenovo XClarity Integrators offer the following additional features:

  • Ability to discover, manage, and monitor Lenovo server hardware from VMware vCenter or Microsoft System Center
  • Deployment of firmware updates and configuration patterns to Lenovo x86 rack servers and Flex System from the virtualization management tool
  • Non-disruptive server maintenance in clustered environments that reduces workload downtime by dynamically migrating workloads from affected hosts during rolling server updates or reboots
  • Greater service level uptime and assurance in clustered environments during unplanned hardware events by dynamically triggering workload migration from impacted hosts when impending hardware failures are predicted

For more information about all the available Lenovo XClarity Integrators, see the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Product Guide: https://lenovopress.com/tips1200-lenovo-xclarity-administrator

Lenovo XClarity Essentials

Lenovo offers the following XClarity Essentials software tools that can help you set up, use, and maintain the server at no additional cost:

  • Lenovo Essentials OneCLI

    OneCLI is a collection of server management tools that uses a command line interface program to manage firmware, hardware, and operating systems. It provides functions to collect full system health information (including health status), configure system settings, and update system firmware and drivers.

  • Lenovo Essentials UpdateXpress

    The UpdateXpress tool is a standalone GUI application for firmware and device driver updates that enables you to maintain your server firmware and device drivers up-to-date and help you avoid unnecessary server outages. The tool acquires and deploys individual updates and UpdateXpress System Packs (UXSPs) which are integration-tested bundles.

  • Lenovo Essentials Bootable Media Creator

    The Bootable Media Creator (BOMC) tool is used to create bootable media for offline firmware update.

For more information and downloads, visit the Lenovo XClarity Essentials web page:
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/LNVO-center

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (LXEM) is a power and temperature management solution for data centers. It is an agent-free, web-based console that enables you to monitor and manage power consumption and temperature in your data center through the management console. It enables server density and data center capacity to be increased through the use of power capping.

LXEM is a licensed product. A single-node LXEM license is included with the XClarity Controller Platinum upgrade as described in the XCC2 Platinum section. If your server does not have the XCC Platinum upgrade, Energy Manager licenses can be ordered as shown in the following table.

Table 49. Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager
Part number Description
4L40E51621 Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager Node License (1 license needed per server)

For more information about XClarity Energy Manager, see the following resources:

Security

Topics in this section:

Security features

The ST250 V3 offers the following security features:

  • Electronic security measures:
    • Administrator and power-on passwords
    • Secure firmware updates
    • Trusted Platform Module (TPM) supporting TPM 2.0
    • For China customers, the Nationz TPM plug-in module
    • Self-encrypting drives with support for IBM Security Key Lifecycle Manager
  • Mechanical security measures
    • Loop for a padlock to prevent the side panel from being opened
    • Slot at the rear of the server for a Kensington Cable Lock
    • Optional lockable front door
    • Optional chassis intrusion switch

The server is NIST SP 800-147B compliant.

The Nationz TPM module is installed in a dedicated socket on the system board. See the Components and connectors section for locations of physical components.

The following table lists the security options for the server.

Table 50. Security
Part number Feature code Description
4M17A12791 B41K ThinkSystem ST250/ST250 Series Security Door
4Z57A14086 B4LS ThinkSystem ST250 Intrusion Cable Kit

For self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with support for enterprise key managers, see the SED encryption key management section.

Platform Firmware Resiliency - Lenovo ThinkShield

Lenovo's ThinkShield Security is a transparent and comprehensive approach to security that extends to all dimensions of our data center products: from development, to supply chain, and through the entire product lifecycle.

The ThinkSystem ST250 V3 includes Platform Firmware Resiliency (PFR) hardware Root of Trust (RoT) which enables the system to be NIST SP800-193 compliant. This offering further enhances key platform subsystem protections against unauthorized firmware updates and corruption, to restore firmware to an integral state, and to closely monitor firmware for possible compromise from cyber-attacks.

PFR operates upon the following server components:

  • UEFI image – the low-level server firmware that connects the operating system to the server hardware
  • XCC image – the management “engine” software that controls and reports on the server status separate from the server operating system
  • FPGA image – the code that runs the server’s lowest level hardware controller on the motherboard

The Lenovo Platform Root of Trust Hardware performs the following three main functions:

  • Detection – Measures the firmware and updates for authenticity
  • Recovery – Recovers a corrupted image to a known-safe image
  • Protection – Monitors the system to ensure the known-good firmware is not maliciously written

These enhanced protection capabilities are implemented using a dedicated, discrete security processor whose implementation has been rigorously validated by leading third-party security firms. Security evaluation results and design details are available for customer review – providing unprecedented transparency and assurance.

The ST250 V3 includes support for Secure Boot, a UEFI firmware security feature developed by the UEFI Consortium that ensures only immutable and signed software are loaded during the boot time. The use of Secure Boot helps prevent malicious code from being loaded and helps prevent attacks, such as the installation of rootkits. Lenovo offers the capability to enable secure boot in the factory, to ensure end-to-end protection. Alternatively, Secure Boot can be left disabled in the factory, allowing the customer to enable it themselves at a later point, if desired.

The following table lists the relevant feature code(s).

Table 51. Secure Boot options
Part number Feature code Description Purpose
CTO only BPKQ TPM 2.0 with Secure Boot Configure the system in the factory with Secure Boot enabled.
CTO only BPKR TPM 2.0 Configure the system without Secure Boot enabled. Customers can enable Secure Boot later if desired.

Tip: If Secure Boot is not enabled in the factory, it can be enabled later by the customer. However once Secure Boot is enabled, it cannot be disabled.

Intel Transparent Supply Chain

Add a layer of protection in your data center and have peace of mind that the server hardware you bring into it is safe authentic and with documented, testable, and provable origin.

Lenovo has one of the world’s best supply chains, as ranked by Gartner Group, backed by extensive and mature supply chain security programs that exceed industry norms and US Government standards. Now we are the first Tier 1 manufacturer to offer Intel® Transparent Supply Chain in partnership with Intel, offering you an unprecedented degree of supply chain transparency and assurance.

To enable Intel Transparent Supply Chain for the Intel-based servers in your order, add the following feature code in the DCSC configurator, under the Security tab.

Table 52. Intel Transparent Supply Chain ordering information
Feature code Description
BB0P Intel Transparent Supply Chain

For more information on this offering, see the paper Introduction to Intel Transparent Supply Chain on Lenovo ThinkSystem Servers, available from https://lenovopress.com/lp1434-introduction-to-intel-transparent-supply-chain-on-thinksystem-servers.

Security standards

The ST250 V3 supports the following security standards and capabilities:

  • Industry Standard Security Capabilities
    • Intel CPU Enablement
      • AES-NI (Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions)
      • Secure Key
      • MKTME/TME (Multi-Key Total Memory Encryption)
      • OS Guard
      • TXT (Trusted eXecution Technology)
      • XD (eXecute Disable)
      • Boot Guard
      • MBEC (Mode-based Execute Control)
      • VT-x (Virtualization Technology-x)
      • VT-rp (Virtualization Technology with Redirect Protection )
      • VT-d (Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O)
      • VT-x with EPT (Extended Page Tables)
    • Microsoft Windows Security Enablement
      • Credential Guard
      • Device Guard
      • Host Guardian Service
    • TCG (Trusted Computing Group) TPM (Trusted Platform Module) 2.0
    • UEFI (Unified Extensible Firmware Interface) Forum Secure Boot
  • Hardware Root of Trust and Security
    • Independent security subsystem providing platform-wide NIST SP800-193 compliant Platform Firmware Resilience (PFR)
    • Management domain RoT supplemented by the Secure Boot features of XCC
  • Platform Security

    • Boot and run-time firmware integrity monitoring with rollback to known-good firmware (e.g., “self-healing”)
    • Non-volatile storage bus security monitoring and filtering
    • Resilient firmware implementation, such as to detect and defeat unauthorized flash writes or SMM (System Management Mode) memory incursions
    • Patented IPMI KCS channel privileged access authorization (USPTO Patent# 11,256,810)
    • Host and management domain authorization, including integration with CyberArk for enterprise password management
    • KMIP (Key Management Interoperability Protocol) compliant, including support for IBM SKLM and Thales KeySecure
    • Reduced “out of box” attack surface
    • Configurable network services

    For more information on platform security, see the paper “How to Harden the Security of your ThinkSystem Server and Management Applications” available from https://lenovopress.com/lp1260-how-to-harden-the-security-of-your-thinksystem-server.

  • Standards Compliance and/or Support
    • NIST SP800-131A rev 2 “Transitioning the Use of Cryptographic Algorithms and Key Lengths”
    • NIST SP800-147B “BIOS Protection Guidelines for Servers”
    • NIST SP800-193 “Platform Firmware Resiliency Guidelines”
    • ISO/IEC 11889 “Trusted Platform Module Library”
    • Common Criteria TCG Protection Profile for “PC Client Specific TPM 2.0”
    • European Union Commission Regulation 2019/424 (“ErP Lot 9”) “Ecodesign Requirements for Servers and Data Storage Products” Secure Data Deletion
    • Optional FIPS 140-2 validated Self-Encrypting Disks (SEDs) with external KMIP-based key management
  • Product and Supply Chain Security
    • Suppliers validated through Lenovo’s Trusted Supplier Program
    • Developed in accordance with Lenovo’s Secure Development Lifecycle (LSDL)
    • Continuous firmware security validation through automated testing, including static code analysis, dynamic network and web vulnerability testing, software composition analysis, and subsystem-specific testing, such as UEFI security configuration validation
    • Ongoing security reviews by US-based security experts, with attestation letters available from our third-party security partners
    • Digitally signed firmware, stored and built on US-based infrastructure and signed on US-based Hardware Security Modules (HSMs)
    • Manufacturing transparency via Intel Transparent Supply Chain (for details, see https://lenovopress.com/lp1434-introduction-to-intel-transparent-supply-chain-on-lenovo-thinksystem-servers)
    • TAA (Trade Agreements Act) compliant manufacturing, by default in Mexico for North American markets with additional US and EU manufacturing options
    • US 2019 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) Section 889 compliant

Keyboards and Mice

The following table lists the supported full-sized USB keyboards and mice available for Lenovo ThinkSystem servers.

The keyboards have the following features:

  • Full-sized 104-key keyboard with 3 special Windows keys
  • 3 LEDs for caps lock, scroll lock and num lock
  • Wired USB connection with 1.8m cable
  • Adjustable feet at the rear of the keyboard

Tip: For keyboards that fit in the rack-mounted console kit, see the KVM console options section, or the ThinkSystem 18.5-inch LCD Console product guide

Table 53. Lenovo Preferred Pro USB Full-sized keyboards - ThinkSystem
Part number Feature code Description
Mice
7M57A04698 B0LN ThinkSystem Optical Wheel Mouse - USB
Keyboards
7ZB7A05521 AXTM ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Arabic
7ZB7A05520 AXTN ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Arabic/French
7ZB7A05519 AXTP ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Belgium/French
7ZB7A05518 AXTQ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Belgium/UK
7ZB7A05517 AXTR ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Brazil/Portuguese
7ZB7A05515 AXTS ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Bulgarian
7ZB7A05511 AXTU ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Czech
7ZB7A05509 AXTV ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Danish
7ZB7A05508 AXTW ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Dutch
7ZB7A05506 AXTX ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - French
7ZB7A05496 AXTZ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - French Canadian French
7ZB7A05504 AXTY ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - French Canadian Multilingual
7ZB7A05495 AXU0 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - German
7ZB7A05494 AXU1 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Greek
7ZB7A05493 AXU2 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Hebrew
7ZB7A05492 AXU3 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Hungarian
7ZB7A05491 AXU4 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Iceland
7ZB7A05490 AXU5 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Italy
7ZB7A05489 AXU6 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard -Japanese
7ZB7A05488 AXU7 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Korean
7ZB7A05487 AXU8 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - LA Spanish
7ZB7A05486 AXU9 ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Norwegian
7ZB7A05485 AXUA ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Polish
7ZB7A05484 AXUB ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard- Portugese
7ZB7A05483 AXUC ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Romanian
7ZB7A05482 AXUD ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Russian/Cy
7ZB7A05481 AXUE ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Serbian/Cyrilic
7ZB7A05480 AXUF ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Slovak
7ZB7A05471 AXUQ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Slovenian
7ZB7A05479 AXUG ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Spanish
7ZB7A05478 AXUH ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard- Swedish/Finn
7ZB7A05477 AXUJ ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Swiss, F/G
7ZB7A05476 AXUK ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Thailand
7ZB7A05513 AXTT ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Trad Chinese/US
7ZB7A05474 AXUM ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Turkish 179
7ZB7A05475 AXUL ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - Turkish 440
7ZB7A05473 AXUN ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - UK English
7ZB7A05522 AXTL ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - US English
7ZB7A05472 AXUP ThinkSystem Pref. Pro II USB Keyboard - US Euro

Rack installation

The ST250 V3 can be installed in the rack with the Rack Mount Kit, which converts the server to a rack-mountable server.

Note: The server is a 4U rack mount server, however the rack mount kit adds 1U to the vertical space occupied by the server. The total rack space occupied is 5U.

Part number information is listed in the following table. The kit can only be ordered as an option part number, not in a CTO order.

Table 54. Rack installation options
Part number Description
4XF7A78620 ThinkSystem ST50 Series / ST250 Series Rack Mount Kit

The rack mount kit includes the following items:

  • 1U tray to hold the server horizontally
  • Left and right slide rails
  • Cable management arm
  • Brackets and other hardware
  • Installation instructions

The following table summarizes the rail kit features and specifications.

Table 55. Rail kit features and specifications summary
Feature ThinkSystem ST50 Series / ST250 Series Rack Mount Kit
Option part number 4XF7A78620
Rail type Full-out slide rail (ball bearing)
Toolless installation Yes
CMA support Included
Supported rack type Four-post IBM and Lenovo standard rack, complying with the IEC standard
In-rack server maintenance No
1U PDU support Yes
0U PDU support Limited support**
Supported mounting holes Square or round
Thickness of mounting flanges 2.0 to 3.3 mm (0.08 to 0.13 inches)
Supported distance between front and rear mounting flanges‡ 665 to 900 mm (26.2 to 35.4 inches)
Rail length† 792 mm (31.2 inches)

** If you want to install the rails and a 0U PDU into the same rack, the rack must meet the height and depth requirements as described in ThinkSystem Rail Support Matrix.
‡ For best performance, it is recommended that you install the rails to the racks with a 719-mm distance (28.3-inch, Lenovo rack default distance) between the front and rear mounting flanges.
† Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail. Rail is in closed position.  

The following figure shows the ST250 V3 installed in the Rack Mount Kit.

ST250 V3 installed in the Rack Mount Kit
Figure 10. ST250 V3 installed in the Rack Mount Kit

Operating systems

The server supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2022
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.8
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.9
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 9.3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP5
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Xen SP5
  • Ubuntu 22.04 LTS 64-bit
  • VMware ESXi 8.0 U2

For a complete list of supported, certified and tested operating systems, plus additional details and links to relevant web sites, see the Operating System Interoperability Guide: https://lenovopress.com/osig

Virtualization support: The onboard SATA ports of the server can be used with virtualization hypervisors, including VMware ESXi, Linux KVM, Xen, and Microsoft Hyper-V, however support is limited to AHCI (non-RAID) mode. RSTe mode is not supported with virtualization hypervisors.

For configure-to-order (CTO) configurations, the server can be preloaded with VMware ESXi installed on an M.2 drive. Ordering information is listed in the following table.

Table 56. VMware ESXi preload
Part number Feature code Description
CTO only BYC7 VMware ESXi 8.0 U2 (Factory Installed)

Physical and electrical specifications

The ST250 V3 has the following overall physical dimensions, including tower feet, excluding components that extend outside the standard chassis, such as power supply handles:

  • Width: 176 mm (6.9 inches)
  • Height: 444 mm (17.5 inches)
  • Depth: 578 mm (22.8 inches)

The following table lists the detailed dimensions. See the figure below for the definition of each dimension.

Table 57. Detailed dimensions
Dimension Description
176 mm Xa = Width, using widest features (not including feet)
155 mm Xb = Width, with chassis feet extended
444 mm Ya = Height, from bottom of feet to top of chassis body
430 mm Yb = Height, from bottom of chassis body to top of chassis body
544 mm Za = Depth, from front door to most rearward I/O port surface
578 mm Zb = Depth, from front door to deepest feature of the chassis body feature
595 mm Zc = Depth, from front door to deepest feature such as power supply handle
23 mm Ze = Depth, front door to front plate of chassis body

Tower server dimensions
Figure 11. Server dimension

The shipping dimensions (cardboard packaging) of the ST250 V3 are as follows:

  • Width: 579 mm (22.8 inches)
  • Height: 298 mm (11.7 inches)
  • Depth: 763 mm (30.0 inches)

The server has the following weight:

  • Weight, fully configured: 23.95 kg (3.5" config) or 15.81 kg (2.5" config)

Electrical requirements are as follows:

  • Models with a 300 W AC fixed power supply:
    • 100-127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 5 A
    • 200-240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 2.5 A
  • Models with a 500 W AC fixed power supply:
    • 100-127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 7 A
    • 200-240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 3.5 A
  • Models with a 800 W AC redundant power supply (Platinum, Titanium):
    • 100-127 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 10 A
    • 200-240 (nominal) V ac; 50 Hz or 60 Hz, 5 A

Operating environment

ThinkSystem ST250 V3 server complies with ASHRAE Class A2 specifications. Depending on the hardware configurations, some models comply with ASHRAE Class A3 and A4 specifications. System performance may be impacted when operating temperature is outside ASHRAE A2 specification.

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 10°C to 35°C (50°F to 95°F); the maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C for every 300 m (984 ft) increase in altitude above 900 m (2,953 ft).
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 5°C to 40°C (41°F to 104°F); the maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C for every 175 m (574 ft) increase in altitude above 900 m (2,953 ft).
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F); the maximum ambient temperature decreases by 1°C for every 125 m (410 ft) increase in altitude above 900 m (2,953 ft).
    • Server off: 5°C to 45°C (41°F to 113°F)
    • Shipment/storage: -40°C to 60°C (-40°F to 140°F)
  • Maximum altitude: 3,050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Relative Humidity (non-condensing):
    • Operating
      • ASHRAE Class A2: 8% to 80%; maximum dew point: 21°C (70°F)
      • ASHRAE Class A3: 8% to 85%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
      • ASHRAE Class A4: 8% to 90%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)
    • Shipment/storage: 8% to 90%

Temperature and humidity

Adjust ambient temperature when specific configuration is applied:

  • Keep ambient temperature to 45°C or lower when a 60W (or lower) TDP CPU and an 80W heat sink are installed.

  • Keep ambient temperature to 40°C or lower when a 70W (or lower) TDP CPU and an 80W heat sink are installed.

  • Keep ambient temperature to 35°C or lower when one of the following is installed:
    • 95W (or lower) TDP CPU and a 95W heat sink.

    • 80W (or lower) TDP CPU and an 80W heat sink.

    • GPUs, M.2 drives (480GB or below), U.2 drives, U.3 drives, and 25GbE Ethernet adapters.

  • Keep ambient temperature to 30°C or lower when an M.2 drive 960GB is installed.

Acoustical noise emissions

The server has the following acoustic noise emissions declaration:

  • Sound power level (LWAd):
    • Idling: 4.6 Bel (Typical), 5.1 Bel (Max.)
    • Operating 1: 4.6 Bel (Typical), 5.1 Bel (Max.)
    • Operating 2: 4.8 Bel (Typical), 5.1 Bel (Max.)
  • Sound pressure level (LpAm):
    • Idling: 30.5 dBA (Typical), 35.9 dBA (Max.)
    • Operating 1: 30.5 dBA (Typical), 35.9 dBA (Max.)
    • Operating 2: 33.2 dBA (Typical), 35.9 dBA (Max.)

NOTE

  • These sound levels were measured in controlled acoustical environments according to procedures specified by ISO7779 and are reported in accordance with ISO 9296.

  • Idle mode is the steady state in which the server is powered on but not operating any intended function. Operating mode 1 is 70% CPU TDP. Operating mode 2 is 100% CPU TDP.

  • The declared acoustic sound levels are based on the following configurations, which may change depending on configuration/conditions.

    • Typical: 1x 80W CPU, 1x 16GB DIMM, 2x HDD, 1x 800W GW PSU

    • Max: 1x 95W CPU, 2x 32GB DIMM, 2x HDD , 1x 9350-8i RAID,1x 10G NIC, 2x 800W GW PSU

  • Government regulations (such as those prescribed by OSHA or European Community Directives) may govern noise level exposure in the workplace and may apply to you and your server installation. The actual sound pressure levels in your installation depend upon a variety of factors, including the number of racks in the installation; the size, materials, and configuration of the room; the noise levels from other equipment; the room ambient temperature, and employee's location in relation to the equipment. Further, compliance with such government regulations depends on a variety of additional factors, including the duration of employees' exposure and whether employees wear hearing protection. Lenovo recommends that you consult with qualified experts in this field to determine whether you are in compliance with the applicable regulations.

Particulate contamination

Airborne particulates (including metal flakes or particles) and reactive gases acting alone or in combination with other environmental factors such as humidity or temperature might damage the system that might cause the system to malfunction or stop working altogether.

The following specifications indicate the limits of particulates that the system can tolerate:

  • Reactive gases:
    • The copper reactivity level shall be less than 200 Angstroms per month (Å/month)
    • The silver reactivity level shall be less than 200 Å/month
  • Airborne particulates:
    • The room air should be continuously filtered with MERV 8 filters.
    • Air entering a data center should be filtered with MERV 11 or preferably MERV 13 filters.
    • The deliquescent relative humidity of the particulate contamination should be more than 60% RH
    • Environment must be free of zinc whiskers

For additional information, see the Specifications section of the documentation for the server, available from the Lenovo Documents site, https://pubs.lenovo.com/

Warranty and Support

The ST250 V3 has a 1-year or 3-year warranty, based on the machine type of the system:

  • 7DCF - 1 year warranty
  • 7DCE - 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:

Services

Lenovo Services is a dedicated partner to your success. Our goal is to reduce your capital outlays, mitigate your IT risks, and accelerate your time to productivity.

Note: Some service options may not be available in all markets or regions. For more information, go to https://www.lenovo.com/services. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, contact your local Lenovo sales representative or business partner.

Here’s a more in-depth look at what we can do for you:

  • Asset Recovery Services

    Asset Recovery Services (ARS) helps customers recover the maximum value from their end-of-life equipment in a cost-effective and secure way. On top of simplifying the transition from old to new equipment, ARS mitigates environmental and data security risks associated with data center equipment disposal. Lenovo ARS is a cash-back solution for equipment based on its remaining market value, yielding maximum value from aging assets and lowering total cost of ownership for your customers. For more information, see the ARS page, https://lenovopress.com/lp1266-reduce-e-waste-and-grow-your-bottom-line-with-lenovo-ars.

  • Assessment Services

    An Assessment helps solve your IT challenges through an onsite, multi-day session with a Lenovo technology expert. We perform a tools-based assessment which provides a comprehensive and thorough review of a company's environment and technology systems. In addition to the technology based functional requirements, the consultant also discusses and records the non-functional business requirements, challenges, and constraints. Assessments help organizations like yours, no matter how large or small, get a better return on your IT investment and overcome challenges in the ever-changing technology landscape.

  • Design Services

    Professional Services consultants perform infrastructure design and implementation planning to support your strategy. The high-level architectures provided by the assessment service are turned into low level designs and wiring diagrams, which are reviewed and approved prior to implementation. The implementation plan will demonstrate an outcome-based proposal to provide business capabilities through infrastructure with a risk-mitigated project plan.

  • Basic Hardware Installation

    Lenovo experts can seamlessly manage the physical installation of your server, storage, or networking hardware. Working at a time convenient for you (business hours or off shift), the technician will unpack and inspect the systems on your site, install options, mount in a rack cabinet, connect to power and network, check and update firmware to the latest levels, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging, allowing your team to focus on other priorities.

  • Deployment Services

    When investing in new IT infrastructures, you need to ensure your business will see quick time to value with little to no disruption. Lenovo deployments are designed by development and engineering teams who know our Products & Solutions better than anyone else, and our technicians own the process from delivery to completion. Lenovo will conduct remote preparation and planning, configure & integrate systems, validate systems, verify and update appliance firmware, train on administrative tasks, and provide post-deployment documentation. Customer’s IT teams leverage our skills to enable IT staff to transform with higher level roles and tasks.

  • Integration, Migration, and Expansion Services

    Move existing physical & virtual workloads easily, or determine technical requirements to support increased workloads while maximizing performance. Includes tuning, validation, and documenting ongoing run processes. Leverage migration assessment planning documents to perform necessary migrations.

Regulatory compliance

The ST250 V3 conforms to the following standards:

  • ANSI/UL 62368-1
  • IEC 62368-1 (CB Certificate and CB Test Report)
  • CSA C22.2 No. 62368-1
  • Argentina IEC 60950-1
  • Mexico NOM-019
  • India BIS 13252 (Part 1)
  • Germany GS
  • TUV-GS (EN62368-1, and EK1-ITB2000)
  • Brazil INMETRO
  • South Africa NRCS LOA
  • Ukraine UkrCEPRO
  • Morocco CMIM Certification (CM)
  • Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, TP EAC 037/2016 (for RoHS)
  • Russia, Belorussia and Kazakhstan, EAC: TP TC 004/2011 (for Safety); TP TC 020/2011 (for EMC)
  • CE, UKCA Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN62368-1, EN55035, EN61000-3-11, EN61000-3-12, (EU) 2019/424, and EN IEC 63000 (RoHS))
  • FCC - Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, issue 7, Class A
  • CISPR 32, Class A, CISPR 35
  • Korea KN32, Class A, KN35
  • Japan VCCI, Class A
  • Taiwan BSMI CNS15936, Class A; CNS15598-1; Section 5 of CNS15663
  • Australia/New Zealand AS/NZS CISPR 32, Class A; AS/NZS 62368.1
  • UL Green Guard, UL2819
  • Energy Star 4.0
  • EPEAT (NSF/ ANSI 426) Bronze
  • Japanese Energy-Saving Act
  • EU2019/424 Energy Related Product (ErP Lot9)
  • China CCC certificate, GB17625.1; GB4943.1; GB/T9254
  • China CECP certificate, CQC3135
  • China CELP certificate, HJ 2507-2011

External drive enclosures

The server supports attachment to external drive enclosures using a RAID controller with external ports or a SAS host bus adapter. Adapters supported by the server are listed in the SAS adapters for external storage section.

Note: Information provided in this section is for ordering reference purposes only. For the operating system and adapter support details, refer to the interoperability matrix for a particular storage enclosure that can be found on the Lenovo Data Center Support web site:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 58. External drive enclosures
Model Description
4587HC1 Lenovo Storage D1212 Disk Expansion Enclosure (2U enclosure with 12x LFF drive bays)
4587HC2 Lenovo Storage D1224 Disk Expansion Enclosure (2U enclosure with 24x SFF drive bays)
6413HC1 Lenovo Storage D3284 High Density Expansion Enclosure (5U enclosure with 84x LFF drive bays)
7DAHCTO1WW Lenovo ThinkSystem D4390 Direct Attached Storage (4U enclosure with 90x LFF drive bays)

For details about supported drives, adapters, and cables, see the following Lenovo Press Product Guides:

External storage systems

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DE Series and ThinkSystem DM Series external storage systems for high-performance storage. See the DE Series and DM Series product guides for specific controller models, expansion enclosures and configuration options:

External backup units

The following table lists the external USB backup options that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 59. External USB backup options
Part number Description
External RDX USB dock
4T27A10725 ThinkSystem RDX External USB 3.0 Dock
External RDX cartridges
7TP7A01601 ThinkSystem RDX 500GB Cartridge
7TP7A01602 ThinkSystem RDX 1TB Cartridge
7TP7A01603 ThinkSystem RDX 2TB Cartridge
7TP7A04318 ThinkSystem RDX 4TB Cartridge

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

The following table lists the available external SAS tape backup options.

Tip: Verify the end-to-end support of an IBM tape backup solution through the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC): http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 60. External SAS backup options
Part number Description
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
6160S8E IBM TS2280 Tape Drive Model H8S
6160S9E IBM TS2290 Tape Drive Model H9S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
6171S8R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO8 HH SAS
6171S9R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO9 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
6741A1F IBM TS4300 3U Tape Library-Base Unit
SAS backup drives for TS4300 Tape Library
01KP934 LTO 6 HH SAS Drive
01KP937 LTO 7 HH SAS Drive
01KP953 LTO 8 HH SAS Drive
02JH836 LTO 9 HH SAS Drive

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 61. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
Tower UPS units
55951AX T1kVA Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55951KX T1kVA Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55952AX T1.5kVA Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55952KX T1.5kVA Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
Rack-mounted or tower UPS units
55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
Rack-mounted UPS units
55943KT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55943LT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55946KT† ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)
5594XKT† ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)

† Only available in China and the Asia Pacific market.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the UPS category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 62. Power distribution units
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
ANZ
ASEAN
Brazil
EET
MEA
RUCIS
WE
HTK
INDIA
JAPAN
LA
NA
PRC
0U Basic PDUs
00YJ776 ATZY 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A 1 Phase PDU N Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y N
00YJ779 ATZX 0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A 3 Phase PDU N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y N
00YJ777 ATZZ 0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A 1 Phase PDU Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
00YJ778 AU00 0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A 3 Phase PDU Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
0U Switched and Monitored PDUs
00YJ783 AU04 0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A 3 Phase PDU N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y N
00YJ781 AU03 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A 1 Phase PDU N N Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y N
00YJ782 AU02 0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
00YJ780 AU01 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 1 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
1U Switched and Monitored PDUs
4PU7A81117 BNDV 1U 18 C19/C13 switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU - ETL N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
4PU7A77467 BLC4 1U 18 C19/C13 Switched and Monitored 80A 3P Delta PDU N N N N N N N N N Y N Y N
4PU7A77469 BLC6 1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 60A 3P Delta PDU N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
4PU7A77468 BLC5 1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 32A 3P WYE PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
4PU7A81118 BNDW 1U 18 C19/C13 switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU - CE Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
46M4002 5896 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
46M4004 5894 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
46M4003 5897 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
46M4005 5895 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71763NU 6051 Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3PH N N Y N N N N N N Y Y Y N
71762NX 6091 Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816 6030 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU Plus Module (WW) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8941 6010 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU Module (WW) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948 6060 DPI C19 Enterprise PDU Module (WW) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8923 6061 DPI Three-phase 60A/208V C19 Enterprise PDU (US) N N Y N N N Y N N N Y Y N
1U Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938 6002 DPI Single-phase 30A/120V Front-end PDU (US) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8939 6003 DPI Single-phase 30A/208V Front-end PDU (US) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8934 6005 DPI Single-phase 32A/230V Front-end PDU (International) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8940 6004 DPI Single-phase 60A/208V Front-end PDU (US) Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N
39Y8935 6006 DPI Single-phase 63A/230V Front-end PDU (International) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905 5900 DPI 100-127V NEMA PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Line cords for 1U PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611 6504 4.3m, 32A/380-415V, EPDU/IEC 309 3P+N+G 3ph wye (non-US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9612 6502 4.3m, 32A/230V, EPDU to IEC 309 P+N+G (non-US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9613 6503 4.3m, 63A/230V, EPDU to IEC 309 P+N+G (non-US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9614 6500 4.3m, 30A/208V, EPDU to NEMA L6-30P (US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9615 6501 4.3m, 60A/208V, EPDU to IEC 309 2P+G (US) Line Cord N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y N
40K9617 6505 4.3m, 32A/230V, Souriau UTG Female to AS/NZ 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9618 6506 4.3m, 32A/250V, Souriau UTG Female to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

For more information, see the Lenovo Press documents in the PDU category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Rack cabinets

The ST250 V3 server can be installed horizontally in a rack cabinet using the Rack Mount Kit, as described in the Rack installation section.

The following table lists the supported rack cabinets.

Table 63. Rack cabinets
Part number Description
93072RX 25U Standard Rack (1000mm)
93072PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000mm)
7D6DA007WW ThinkSystem 42U Onyx Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
7D6DA008WW ThinkSystem 42U Pearl Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
1410-O42 Lenovo EveryScale 42U Onyx Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet
1410-P42 Lenovo EveryScale 42U Pearl Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet
93604PX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614PX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93634PX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
93634EX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93074RX 42U Standard Rack (1000mm)
7D6EA009WW ThinkSystem 48U Onyx Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
7D6EA00AWW ThinkSystem 48U Pearl Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
1410-O48 Lenovo EveryScale 48U Onyx Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet
1410-P48 Lenovo EveryScale 48U Pearl Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet

For specifications about these racks, see the Lenovo Rack Cabinet Reference, available from:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1287-lenovo-rack-cabinet-reference

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

KVM console options

The following table lists the supported KVM consoles.

Table 64. KVM console
Part number Description
Consoles
4XF7A84188 ThinkSystem 18.5" LCD Console (with US English keyboard)
4XF7A73009 ThinkSystem 18.5" LCD console (with US English keyboard)
17238BX 1U 18.5" Standard Console (without keyboard - see the next table)

The following table lists the keyboards supported with the 1U 18.5" Standard Console (now withdrawn).

Note: These keyboards are not supported with the ThinkSystem 18.5" LCD Console.

Table 65. Keyboards for 1U 18.5" Standard Console
Part number Description
7ZB7A05469 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int.Pointing Device USB - Arabic 253 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05468 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Belg/UK 120 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05206 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Czech 489 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05207 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Danish 159 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05208 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Dutch 143 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05210 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Fr/Canada 445 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05209 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - French 189 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05211 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - German 129 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05212 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Greek 219 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05213 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hebrew 212 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05214 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Hungarian 208 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05215 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Italian 141 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05216 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Japanese 194 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05217 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Korean 413 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05218 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - LA Span 171 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05219 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Norwegian 155 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05220 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Polish 214 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05221 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Portugese 163 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05222 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Russian 441 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05223 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovak 245 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05231 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Slovenian 234 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05224 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Spanish 172 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05225 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swed/Finn 153 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05226 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Swiss F/G 150 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05227 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Thai 191 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05467 ThinkSystem Keyboard with Int. Pointing Device USB - Trad Chinese/US 467 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05228 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - Turkish 179 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05229 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - UK Eng 166 RoHS v2
7ZB7A05470 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Eng 103P RoHS v2
7ZB7A05230 ThinkSystem Keyboard w/ Int. Pointing Device USB - US Euro 103P RoHS v2

The following table lists the available KVM switches and the options that are supported with them.

Table 66. KVM switches and options
Part number Description
KVM Console switches
1754D1T ThinkSystem Digital 2x1x16 KVM Switch (DVI video output port)
1754A1T ThinkSystem Analog 1x8 KVM Switch (DVI video output port)
1754D2X Global 4x2x32 Console Manager (GCM32)
1754D1X Global 2x2x16 Console Manager (GCM16)
1754A2X Local 2x16 Console Manager (LCM16)
1754A1X Local 1x8 Console Manager (LCM8)
Cables for ThinkSystem Digital and Analog KVM Console switches
4X97A11108 ThinkSystem VGA to DVI Conversion Cable
4X97A11109 ThinkSystem Single-USB Conversion Cable for Digital KVM
4X97A11107 ThinkSystem Dual-USB Conversion Cable for Digital KVM
4X97A11106 ThinkSystem USB Conversion Cable for Analog KVM
Cables for GCM and LCM Console switches
43V6147 Single Cable USB Conversion Option (UCO)
39M2895 USB Conversion Option Pack
46M5383 Virtual Media Conversion Option Gen2 (VCO2)
46M5382 Serial Conversion Option (SCO)

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the KVM Switches and Consoles category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/kvm

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. Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio
    2024-04-22 | 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: 2024-04-22
    Length: 20 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1110r7
  2. Partner Technical Webinar - ISG Portfolio Update
    2024-04-15 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
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    Partner Technical Webinar - ISG Portfolio Update

    In this 60-minute replay, Mark Bica, NA ISG Server Product Manager reviewed the Lenovo ISG portfolio. He covered new editions such as the SR680a \ SR685a, dense servers, and options that are strategic for any workload.

    Published: 2024-04-15
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 041224
  3. Partner Technical Webinar – StorMagic
    2024-03-19 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
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    Partner Technical Webinar – StorMagic

    March 08, 2024 – In this 60-minute replay, Stuart Campbell and Wes Ganeko of StorMagic joined us and provided an overview of StorMagic on Lenovo. They also demonstrated the interface while sharing some interesting use cases.

    Published: 2024-03-19
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 030824
  4. Intel Transparent Supply Chain on Lenovo Servers
    2024-01-29 | 12 minutes | Employees and Partners
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    Intel Transparent Supply Chain on Lenovo Servers

    This course introduces the Intel Transparent Supply Chain (TSC) program, explains how the program works, and discusses the benefits of the Intel TSC program to customers. Adding the Intel TSC feature to an order is explained.

    Course objectives:
    • Describe the Intel® Transparent Supply Chain program
    • Explain how the Intel® Transparent Supply Chain program works
    • Discuss the benefits of the Intel® Transparent Supply Chain program to Lenovo customers
    • Explain how to add Intel® Transparent Supply Chain program feature to an order

    Published: 2024-01-29
    Length: 12 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1230
  5. Family Portfolio: Storage Controller Options
    2024-01-23 | 25 minutes | Employees and Partners
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    Family Portfolio: Storage Controller Options

    This course covers the storage controller options available for use in Lenovo servers. The classes of storage controller are discussed, along with a discussion of where they are used, and which to choose.

    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    • Describe the classes of storage controllers
    • Discuss where each controller class is used
    • Describe the available options in each controller class

    Published: 2024-01-23
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1111
  6. Lenovo-Intel Sustainable Solutions QH
    2024-01-22 | 10 minutes | Employees and Partners
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    Lenovo-Intel Sustainable Solutions QH

    This Quick Hit explains how Lenovo and Intel are committed to sustainability, and introduces the Lenovo-Intel joint sustainability campaign. You will learn how to use this campaign to show customers what that level of commitment entails, how to use the campaign's unsolicited proposal approach, and how to use the campaign as a conversation starter which may lead to increased sales.

    Published: 2024-01-22
    Length: 10 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW2524a
  7. Family Introduction: Rack and Tower
    2024-01-19 | 11 minutes | Employees and Partners
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    Family Introduction: Rack and Tower

    This course is designed to give Lenovo sales and partner representatives a foundation on the characteristics of the rack and tower server family. As an introduction to the family, this course also includes positioning, when to use a product, and keywords a client may use when discussing a rack product.

    Course Objectives:
    • Family Characteristics
    • Priority Positioning
    • Product Usage
    • Keywords and Phrases

    Published: 2024-01-19
    Length: 11 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1100r3
  8. FY24Q3 Intel Servers Update
    2023-12-11 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    FY24Q3 Intel Servers Update

    This update is designed to help you discuss the features and customer benefits of Lenovo servers that use the 5th Gen Intel® Xeon® processors. Lenovo has also introduced a new server, the ThinkSystem SD650-N V3, which expands the supercomputer server family. 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: SXXW2522a
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    Published: 2023-12-11
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1204r11
  10. Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio
    2023-07-21 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio

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    Published: 2023-07-21
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1110r6
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    Published: 2023-05-16
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 051223
  12. Lenovo Sustainable Computing
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    Lenovo Sustainable Computing

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    Published: 2022-09-16
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    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
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