Management options

The XClarity portfolio and other system management offerings described in this section are available to help you manage the servers more conveniently and efficiently.

Overview

Options Description
Lenovo XClarity Controller

Baseboard management controller. (BMC)

Consolidates the service processor functionality, Super I/O, video controller, and remote presence capabilities into a single chip on the server system board.

Interface

  • CLI application

  • Web GUI interface

  • Mobile application

  • REST API

Usage and downloads

Lenovo XClarity Controller online documentation

Lenovo XClarity Administrator

Centralized interface for multi-server management.

Interface

  • GUI application

  • Mobile application

  • Web interface

  • REST API

Usage and downloads

Lenovo XClarity Administrator online documentation

Lenovo XClarity Essentials toolset

Portable and light toolset for server configuration, data collection, and firmware updates. Suitable both for single-server or multi-server management contexts.

Interface

  • OneCLI: CLI application

  • Bootable Media Creator: CLI application, GUI application

  • UpdateXpress: GUI application

Usage and downloads

Lenovo XClarity Essentials online documentation

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager

UEFI-based embedded GUI tool on a single server that can simplify management tasks.

Interface

  • Web interface (BMC remote access)

  • GUI application

Usage and downloads

Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager online documentation

Lenovo XClarity Integrator

Series of applications that integrate the management and monitoring functionalities of the Lenovo physical servers with the software used in a certain deployment infrastructure, such as VMware vCenter, Microsoft Admin Center, or Microsoft System Center while delivering additional workload resiliency.

Interface

GUI application

Usage and downloads

Lenovo XClarity Integrator online documentation

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager

Application that can manage and monitor server power and temperature.

Interface

  • GUI application

  • Web Interface

Usage and downloads

Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager (LXEM) website

Lenovo Capacity Planner

Application that supports power consumption planning for a server or rack.

Interface

  • GUI application

  • Web Interface

Usage and downloads

Lenovo Capacity Planner website

Functions

Options Functions
Multi-system mgmt OS deployment System configuration Firmware updates1 Events/alert monitoring Inventory/logs Power mgmt Power planning
Lenovo XClarity Controller     2 4    
Lenovo XClarity Administrator 2 4    
Lenovo XClarity Essentials toolset OneCLI   2 4    
Bootable Media Creator     2   4    
UpdateXpress     2        
Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager   3   5    
Lenovo XClarity Integrator 6 7  
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager          
Lenovo Capacity Planner               8
Note:
  1. Most options can be updated through the Lenovo tools. Some options, such as GPU firmware or Omni-Path firmware require the use of supplier tools.

  2. The server UEFI settings for option ROM must be set to Auto or UEFI to update firmware using Lenovo XClarity Administrator, Lenovo XClarity Essentials, or Lenovo XClarity Controller.

  3. Firmware updates are limited to Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager, Lenovo XClarity Controller, and UEFI updates only. Firmware updates for optional devices, such as adapters, are not supported.

  4. The server UEFI settings for option ROM must be set to Auto or UEFI for detailed adapter card information, such as model name and firmware levels, to be displayed in Lenovo XClarity Administrator, Lenovo XClarity Controller, or Lenovo XClarity Essentials.

  5. Limited inventory.

  6. The Lenovo XClarity Integrator deployment check for System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) supports Windows operating system deployment.

  7. Power management function is supported only by Lenovo XClarity Integrator for VMware vCenter.

  8. It is highly recommended that you check the power summary data for your server using Lenovo Capacity Planner before purchasing any new parts.