Management offerings

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

Offerings Description
Lenovo XClarity Controller

Baseboard management controller.

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

  • GUI application

  • Mobile application

  • Web interface

  • 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 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

Offerings Functions
Multi-system mgmt OS deployment System configuration Firmware updates Events/alert monitoring Inventory/logs Power mgmt Power planning
Lenovo XClarity Controller        
Lenovo XClarity Administrator    
Lenovo XClarity Essentials toolset OneCLI      
Bootable Media Creator          
UpdateXpress            
Lenovo XClarity Provisioning Manager        
Lenovo XClarity Integrator 6  
Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager          
Lenovo Capacity Planner              
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 vendor tools.

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

  3. The server UEFI settings for option ROM must be set to UEFI to update firmware using Lenovo XClarity Essentials Bootable Media Creator.

  4. The server UEFI settings for option ROM must be set to 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 OneCLI.

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

  6. Lenovo XClarity Integrator supports Windows operating system deployment with the Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) deployment pack.