Features

Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key considerations in the design of your solution. These design features make it possible for you to customize the system hardware to meet your needs today and provide flexible expansion capabilities for the future.

Enclosure:
  • Redundant cooling and optional power capabilities

    The enclosure supports a maximum of two 1100-watt , 1600-watt or 2000-watt hot-swap power supplies and five dual-motor hot-swap fans, which provide redundancy for a typical configuration. The redundant cooling by the fans in the enclosure enables continued operation if one of the fails.
    Note: You cannot mix 1100-watt , 1600-watt and 2000-watt power supplies in the enclosure.
  • PCI adapter capabilities

    The enclosure supports up to eight low-profile PCIe x8 cards (two per node, from processor 1) or four low-profile PCIe x16 cards (one per node, from processor 1).

  • Network support

    The enclosure supports 10Gb 8-port EIOM SFP+ or 10Gb 8-port EIOM Base-T (RJ45) EIOM cards, which provides either 10Gb or 1Gb Ethernet to each node in the enclosure. The minimum networking speed requirement for the EIOM card is 1Gbps.

  • Redundant networking connection

    The Lenovo XClarity Controller provides failover capability to a redundant Ethernet connection with the applicable application installed. If a problem occurs with the primary Ethernet connection, all Ethernet traffic that is associated with the primary connection is automatically switched to the optional redundant Ethernet connection. If the applicable device drivers are installed, this switching occurs without data loss and without user intervention.

  • Systems-management capabilities

    The enclosure comes with the System Management Module. When the SMM is used with the systems-management software that comes with the solution, you can manage the functions of the solution locally and remotely. The SMM also provides system monitoring, event recording, and network alert capability. For additional information, see the User Guide: System Management Module User's Guide at the the Lenovo Support Portal.

  • Features on Demand

    If a Features on Demand feature is integrated in the solution or in an optional device that is installed in the solution, you can purchase an activation key to activate the feature. For information about Features on Demand, see:

    the Lenovo Features on Demand website

  • Mobile access to Lenovo Service Information website

    The enclosure provides a QR code on the system service label, which is on the cover of the enclosure, that you can scan using a QR code reader and scanner with a mobile device to get quick access to the Lenovo Service Information website. The Lenovo Service Information website provides additional information for parts installation, replacement videos, and error codes for solution support.

Node:
  • Multi-core processing

    The compute node supports Intel Xeon E5-26xx v4 series multi-core processors. The compute node comes with one processor installed.

  • Large data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability (6 drive bays per node)

    The solution supports a maximum of twenty-four 2.5-inch hot-swap Serial Attached SCSI (SAS), Serial ATA (SATA) or Non-Volatile Memory express (NVMe) drives.

  • Active Memory

    The Active Memory feature improves the reliability of memory through memory mirroring. Memory mirroring mode replicates and stores data on two pairs of DIMMs within two channels simultaneously. If a failure occurs, the memory controller switches from the primary pair of memory DIMMs to the backup pair of DIMMs.

  • Large system-memory capacity

    This solution supports up to maximum of 1,024 GB of system memory (2 TB with DCPMM and RDIMMs in Memory Mode). The memory controller supports error correcting code (ECC) for up to 4 industry-standard PC4-19200 (DDR4-2400), DDR4 (fourth-generation double-data-rate). For more information about the specific types and maximum amount of memory, see Compute node specifications.

  • RAID support

    The ThinkSystem RAID adapter provides hardware redundant array of independent disks (RAID) support to create configurations. The standard RAID adapter provides RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10. An optional RAID adapter is available for purchase.

    Note: During RAID rebuild process, HDD is considered as non-useable. HDD tray Yellow LED will blink and Global HDD status LED will be on. This EVENT will be logged in Lenovo XClarity Controller. When the rebuild process is completed, HDD tray Amber LED and Global HDD status LED will be off. User can refer to HBA utility to confirm current HDD/RAID status.
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM)

    This integrated security chip performs cryptographic functions and stores private and public secure keys. It provides the hardware support for the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) specification. You can download the software to support the TCG specification, when the software is available.
    Note: For customers in the People’s Republic of China, TPM is not supported. However, customers in the People’s Republic of China can install a Trusted Cryptographic Module (TCM) adapter (sometimes called a daughter card).
  • Lenovo XClarity Administrator

    Lenovo XClarity Administrator is a centralized resource-management solution that enables administrators to deploy infrastructure faster and with less effort. The solution seamlessly integrates into System x, ThinkServer, and NeXtScale servers, as well as the Flex System converged infrastructure platform.

    Lenovo XClarity Administrator provides:
    • Automated discovery

    • Agent-free hardware management

    • Monitoring

    Administrators are able to find the right information and accomplish critical tasks faster through an uncluttered, dashboard-driven graphical user interface (GUI). Centralizing and automating foundational infrastructure deployment and lifecycle management tasks across large pools of systems frees up administrator time, and makes resources available to end-users faster.

    Lenovo XClarity is easily extended into the leading virtualization management platforms from Microsoft and VMware using software plug-ins, called Lenovo XClarity Integrators. The solution improves workload uptime and service-level assurance by dynamically relocating workloads from affected hosts in the cluster during rolling solution reboots or firmware updates, or during predicted hardware failures.

    For more information about Lenovo XClarity Administrator, see the the Lenovo XClarity website and the Lenovo XClarity Administrator Information Center website.

  • Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC)

    The Lenovo XClarity Controller is the common management controller for Lenovo ThinkSystem solution hardware. The Lenovo XClarity Controller consolidates multiple management functions in a single chip on the node system board.

    Some of the features that are unique to the Lenovo XClarity Controller are enhanced performance, higher-resolution remote video, and expanded security options. For additional information about the Lenovo XClarity Controller, see:

    Lenovo XClarity Controller online documentation

  • UEFI-compliant server firmware

    Lenovo ThinkSystem firmware is Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) 2.5 compliant. UEFI replaces BIOS and defines a standard interface between the operating system, platform firmware, and external devices.

    Lenovo ThinkSystem servers are capable of booting UEFI-compliant operating systems, BIOS-based operating systems, and BIOS-based adapters as well as UEFI-compliant adapters.

    Note: The solution does not support DOS (Disk Operating System).
  • Features on Demand

    If a Features on Demand feature is integrated in the solution or in an optional device that is installed in the solution, you can purchase an activation key to activate the feature. For information about Features on Demand, see:

    the Lenovo Features on Demand website

  • Light path diagnostics

    Light path diagnostics provides LEDs to help you diagnose problems. For more information about the light path diagnostics, see Light path diagnostics panel and Light path diagnostics LEDs.

  • Mobile access to Lenovo Service Information website

    The node provides a QR code on the system service label, which is on the cover of the node, that you can scan using a QR code reader and scanner with a mobile device to get quick access to the Lenovo Service Information website. The Lenovo Service Information website provides additional information for parts installation, replacement videos, and error codes for solution support.