Specifications

The following information is a summary of the features and specifications of the server. Depending on the model, some features might not be available, or some specifications might not apply.

Table 1. Server specifications
Specification Description
Dimension
  • 2U

  • Height: 86.5 mm (3.4 inches)

  • Width:
    • With rack latches: 482.0 mm (19.0 inches)

    • Without rack latches: 444.6 mm (17.5 inches)

  • Depth: 763.7 mm (30.1 inches)

    Note: The depth is measured with rack latches installed, but without the security bezel installed.
Weight Up to 28.0 kg (61.7b), depending on the server configuration
Processor (depending on the model)
  • Up to two Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors

    • Scalable up to 26 cores

    • Designed for Land Grid Array (LGA) 3647 socket

    • Thermal Design Power (TDP): up to 150 watts

For a list of supported processors, see: Lenovo ServerProven website

Note:
  • All processors on the system board must be of the same type, and have the same speed, number of cores, and frequency.

  • For server models with twelve 3.5-inch drive bays, Intel® Xeon® 6240C processor is not supported.

  • For server models with 550-watt ac power and two processors, the TDP limitations of each processor vary with the drive bay configurations:
    • Eight 2.5-inch drive bays: no more than 125 watts

    • Eight 3.5-inch drive bays: no more than 125 watts

    • Twelve 2.5-inch drive bays: no more than 105 watts

    • Sixteen 2.5-inch drive bays: no more than 85 watts

  • When you install a processor, follow below rules to select a heat sink:
    • If you are going to install a processor with TDP lower than or equal to 125 watts, use the heat sink with part number 01KP655 or 01KP654.

    • If you are going to install one of the following processors, use the heat sink with part number 01KP652 or 01KP653:
      • Processor with TDP higher than 125 watts and lower than or equal to 150 watts

      • Intel® Xeon® 5120T, 5122, 5218T, 5220s, 5220T, 6126T, 6128, 6130T, 6138T, 6209U, 6222V, 6226, 6238T, 6230T, and 8156 processor

Memory
For 1st Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (Intel® Xeon® SP Gen 1):
  • Minimum: 8 GB

  • Maximum:

    • 512 GB using registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)

    • 1 TB using load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs)

  • Type (depending on the model):

    • TruDDR4 2666, single-rank or dual-rank, 8 GB/16 GB/32 GB RDIMMs

    • TruDDR4 2666, quad-rank, 64 GB LRDIMMs

  • Slots: 16 DIMM slots

For 2nd Generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable Processors (Intel® Xeon® SP Gen 2):
  • Minimum: 8 GB

  • Maximum:

    • 1 TB using registered DIMMs (RDIMMs)

    • 2 TB using Intel Optane™ DC Persistent Memory (DCPMMs) and RDIMMs in memory mode

  • Type (depending on the model):

    • TruDDR4 2666, single-rank or dual-rank, 16 GB/32 GB RDIMMs

    • TruDDR4 2933, single-rank or dual-rank, 8 GB/16 GB/32 GB/64 GB RDIMMs

    • 128 GB, 256 GB, or 512 GB DCPMMs

  • Slots: 16 DIMM slots

For a list of supported DIMMs, see: Lenovo ServerProven website

Note:
  • Operating speed and total memory capacity depends on the processor model and UEFI settings.

  • When four DCPMMs are installed, ensure that the processor TDP is lower than or equal to 125 watts.

Operating systems Supported and certified operating systems:
  • Microsoft Windows Server

  • VMware ESXi

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux

  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server

For a complete list of operating systems, see:

OS Interoperability Guide

For OS deployment instructions, see: Deploy the operating system.

Internal drives The supported drives vary by models.
  • Up to eight 3.5-inch simple-swap SATA drives

  • Up to eight 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drives

  • Up to twelve 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA/NVMe drives (NVMe drives supported only in drive bays 8–11 if a 3.5-inch AnyBay backplane is installed)

  • Up to sixteen 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA/NVMe drives (NVMe drives supported only in drive bays 4–7 if a 2.5-inch AnyBay backplane is installed)

  • Up to two 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drives in the rear (supported only by server models with 12 drive bays in the front)

  • Up to two M.2 drives

Note:
  • Server models installed with either one processor or two processors support Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) SSDs. For the server model installed with one processor, one AnyBay backplane, and one PCIe switch, no more than four NVMe SSDs can be installed.

  • Rear hot-swap SAS/SATA drives are supported only when the processor TDP is lower than or equal to 105 watts.

Expansion slots
  • One PCIe slot on the system board

  • Two riser card slots on the system board

  • Two or three PCIe slots on the riser card

For detailed information, see Rear view.

Input/Output (I/O) features
  • Front panel:

    • One VGA connector (available on some models)

    • One XClarity Controller USB 2.0 connector

    • One USB 3.0 connector

  • Rear panel:

    • One VGA connector

    • One XClarity Controller network connector

    • One serial port (available on some models)

    • Two USB 3.0 connectors

    • Two Ethernet connectors

    • Two Ethernet connectors on the LOM adapter (available on some models)

RAID/HBA adapters (depending on the model)
  • SAS/SATA HBA adapters

    • ThinkSystem 430-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 430-16i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 440-8i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 440-16e SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA

    • ThinkSystem 4350-8i SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

  • SAS/SATA RAID adapters

    • ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 530-16i PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 540-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 540-16i PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 1GB Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 730-8i 2GB PCIe Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-16i 8GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 930-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-8i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-8e 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 4GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 940-16i 8GB Flash PCIe Gen4 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 5350-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 9350-8i 2GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

    • ThinkSystem RAID 9350-16i 4GB Flash PCIe 12Gb Adapter

Note:
  • A software RAID controller is integrated on the system board. The software RAID controller supports JBOD mode and RAID levels 0, 1, 5, and 10.

  • RAID 730-8i 1G Cache SAS/SATA adapter is not available for North America.

  • RAID 530-8i SAS/SATA adapter cannot be mixed with RAID 730-8i 1G Cache SAS/SATA adapter.

  • RAID 730-8i 2G Flash SAS/SATA adapter cannot be mixed with RAID 730-8i 1G Cache SAS/SATA adapter or RAID 930-8i SAS/SATA adapter.

  • The RAID 940 adapters can be mixed with the ThinkSystem 440-8i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA and the ThinkSystem 440-16i SAS/SATA PCIe Gen4 12Gb HBA.

  • Mixing of RAID/HBA 430/530/730/930 adapters (Gen 3) and RAID/HBA 440/540/940 adapters (Gen 4) in the same system is not allowed.

  • RAID 930/940 series or 9350 series adapters require a RAID flash power module.

  • RAID 4350/5350/9350 series adapters cannot be mixed with HBA/RAID 430/440/530/540/730/930/940 series SAS/SATA adapters.

System fans
  • One processor: three hot-swap fans (including one redundant fan)

  • Two processors: four hot-swap fans (including one redundant fan)

Note:
  • For server models with twelve 3.5-inch drive bays and has one of following processors installed, if one fan fails, replace it with a new fan to avoid cooling problems: Intel Xeon 5122, 6140, 6140M, 6152, 8156, 8158, 8160, 8160M, 8164, 6242, 6240, 6248, 6252, or 6210U.

  • If your server comes with only one processor, three system fans (fan 1 to fan 3) are adequate to provide proper cooling. However, you must keep the location for fan 4 occupied by a fan filler to ensure proper airflow.

Power supplies (depending on the model) One or two hot-swap power supplies for redundancy support
  • 550-watt ac 80 PLUS Platinum

  • 750-watt ac 80 PLUS Platinum

  • 750-watt ac 80 PLUS Titanium

Electrical input
  • Sine-wave input (50 Hz to 60 Hz) required

  • Input voltage low range:

    • Minimum: 100 V ac

    • Maximum: 127 V ac

  • Input voltage high range:

    • Minimum: 200 V ac

    • Maximum: 240 V ac

Note: For server models with 750-watt ac 80 PLUS Titanium power supplies, 100–127 V ac input voltage is not supported.
CAUTION:
  1. 240 V dc input (input range: 180-300 V dc) is supported in Chinese Mainland ONLY.

  2. Power supply with 240 V dc input cannot support hot plugging power cord function. Before removing the power supply with dc input, please turn off server or disconnect dc power sources at the breaker panel or by turning off the power source. Then, remove the power cord.

  3. In order to for the ThinkSystem products to operate error free in both a DC or AC electrical environment, a TN-S earthing system which complies to 60364-1 IEC 2005 standard as to be present or installed.

Minimal configuration for debugging
  • One processor in processor socket 1
  • One memory DIMM at slot 3
  • One power supply
  • Three system fans (fan 1 to fan 3)
Acoustical noise emissions
  • Sound power level, idle
    • 4.6 bels, minimum

    • 4.8 bels, typical

    • 5.9 bels, maximum

  • Sound power level, operating
    • 4.7 bels, minimum

    • 4.8 bels, typical

    • 5.9 bels, maximum

Note:
  • These sound power levels are measured in controlled acoustical environments according to procedures specified by ISO 7779 and are reported in accordance with ISO 9296.

  • The declared acoustic noise levels are based on specified configurations and they may change depending on configurations/conditions.

  • The declared acoustic noise levels may increase greatly, if high-power components are installed, for example, some high-power NICs, CPUs, and GPUs.

Environment The server is supported in the following environment:
Note: This server is designed for standard data center environment and recommended to be placed in industrial data center.
  • Air temperature:

    • Operating:

      • ASHRAE class A2: 10–35°C (50–95°F); when the altitude exceeds 900 m (2953 ft), the maximum ambient temperature value decreases by 1°C (1.8°F) with every 300 m (984 ft) of altitude increase.

      • ASHRAE class A3 (for some models): 5–40°C (41–104°F); when the altitude exceeds 900 m (2953 ft), the maximum ambient temperature value decreases by 1°C (1.8°F) with every 175 m (574 ft) of altitude increase.

      • ASHRAE class A4 (for some models): 5–45°C (41–113°F); when the altitude exceeds 900 m (2953 ft), the maximum ambient temperature value decreases by 1°C (1.8°F) with every 125 m (410 ft) of altitude increase.

    • Server off: 5–45°C (41–113°F)

    • Shipping or storage: -40–60°C (-40–140°F)

  • Maximum altitude: 3050 m (10 000 ft)

  • Relative humidity (non-condensing):

    • Operating:
      • ASHRAE class A2: 8%–80%; maximum dew point: 21°C (70°F)

      • ASHRAE class A3: 8%–85%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)

      • ASHRAE class A4: 8%–90%; maximum dew point: 24°C (75°F)

    • Shipping or storage: 8%–90%

  • Particulate contamination

    Attention: Airborne particulates and reactive gases acting alone or in combination with other environmental factors such as humidity or temperature might pose a risk to the server. For information about the limits for particulates and gases, see Particulate contamination.
Note:
  • Your server complies with ASHRAE class A2 specifications. The server performance might be impacted if one system fan fails. For server models with twelve 3.5-inch drive bays, if one system fan fails, the following Intel Xeon processors are not supported: 5122, 6140, 6140M, 6152, 8156, 8158, 8160, 8160M, 8164, 6242, 6240, 6248, 6252, or 6210U.

  • Depending on the hardware configuration, some models comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications. To comply with ASHRAE class A3 and class A4 specifications, the server model must meet the following requirements at the same time:
    • Two power supplies are installed.

    • No system fan fails.

    • Rear hot-swap drive is not installed.

    • NVMe drive is not installed.

    • DCPMM memory is not installed.

    • For server models with twelve 3.5-inch drives, M.2 drive is not installed when the operating temperature is outside ASHRAE class A3 specifications.

    • The following processors are not installed: Intel Xeon 6136, 6140, 6140M, 6142, 6142M, 6148, 6152, 8158, 8160, 8160M, 8160T, 8164, 6242, 6240, 6248, 6252, or 6210U. For a list of supported processors, see: Lenovo ServerProven website

Important information about EU ecodesign requirements

To meet the EU ecodesign requirements for energy-related products (ErP) Lot 9, your server must meet the following requirements:
  • Minimum memory: 16 GB

  • If your server is configured with one processor, these processors are not supported: Intel Xeon 3104, 3106, 3204, 4108, 4112, 5122, 5222, 8156, and 8256.