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Lenovo Flex System X6 Compute Node (7903) Planning and Implementation Guide

Planning / Implementation (withdrawn product)

6 Mar 2015
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198 pages, 305 KB


The increasing demand for cloud computing and business analytic workloads drives innovation to find new ways to build information systems. Lenovo® clients are looking for cost-effective IT solutions that manage large amounts of data, easily scale performance, and provide reliable real-time access to actionable information.

Built on decades of innovation, Lenovo introduces its sixth generation of X-Architecture technology, the X6 servers, which includes the Flex System™ x880 X6, Flex System x480 X6, and Flex System x280 X6. These X6 servers are fast, agile, and resilient:

  • Fast application performance means immediate access to actionable information.
  • Agile system design helps reduce acquisition costs and provides the ability to host multiple generations of technology in a single server.
  • Resilient platforms maximize application uptime and offer easy integration into virtual environments.

This Lenovo Press book describes the product and covers planning and implementation. The first chapters provide technical information about the 2-socket x280 X6, 4-socket x480 X6, and 8-socket x880 X6. This information is most useful in designing, configuring, and planning your server order. The later chapters provide configuration and setup details to get your server operational.

This book is for Lenovo clients, Business Partners, and employees who want to understand the features and capabilities of the X6 portfolio of servers and want to learn how to install and configure the servers for use in production. It is related to the Lenovo Press book about the rack-mount X6 servers, System x3850 X6 and x3950 X6 Planning and Implementation Guide, SG24-8208.

Note: This book covers machine type 7903, which is now withdrawn from marketing. For technical information about the X6 Compute Nodes with machine type 7196, see the product guide, Lenovo Flex System X6 Compute Nodes (7196).

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. Introduction to Lenovo Flex System
Chapter 3. Architecture
Chapter 4. Flex System X6 Compute Node
Chapter 5. Hardware preparation
Chapter 6. Installation
Chapter 7. Management

Change History

Changes in the March 6, 2015 update:

  • Minor corrections
  • Reformatted as a Lenovo Press publication

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