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.
Redundant cooling and optional power capabilitiesThe enclosure supports two 1800-watt and 2400-watt hot-swap ac power supplies and a maximum of three 8080 dual-rotor 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 them fails.NoteYou cannot mix 1800-watt and 2400-watt power supplies in the enclosure.
Integrated network support
The enclosure comes with two RJ45 Ethernet ports located on the System Management Module 2 which support the connection to a 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1000 Mbps network.
The enclosure comes with the System Management Module 2 (SMM2). When the SMM2 is used with the systems-management software that comes with the solution, you can manage the functions of the solution locally and remotely. The SMM2 also provides system monitoring, event recording, and network alert capability. For additional information, see System Management Module 2 User Guide.
Each compute node supports two 3rd Gen Intel® Xeon® Scalable, up to 250W processors.
Flexible data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability
The solution supports up to two 7mm 2.5-inch hot-swap SATA/NVMe solid-state drives or one 15mm 2.5-inch hot-swap NVMe solid-state drive per compute node.
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
The solution supports up to maximum of 1024 GB of system memory (with 16 x 64 GB RDIMMs). Industry-standard double-data-rate 4 (DDR4), dynamic random-access memory (DRAM) registered dual in-line memory modules (RDIMMs) with error-correcting code (ECC) are supported. For more information about the specific types and maximum amount of memory, see Compute node specifications.
PCI adapter capabilities
The solution supports one 1U PCIe Gen4 x16 adapter per compute node.
ThinkSystem RAID support
Each compute node supports RAID levels 0 and 1 for SATA storage including 7mm 2.5-inch solid-state drives and M.2 drives.
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: Lenovo Features on Demand website
Integrated network support
Each compute node comes with an integrated 1-port 1Gb Ethernet controller with a RJ45 connector and 1-port 25Gb Ethernet controller with a SFP28 connector for Lenovo XClarity Controller.
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.
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.NoteFor customers in Chinese Mainland, integrated TPM is not supported. However, customers in Chinese Mainland can install a Lenovo-qualified TPM adapter (sometimes called a daughter card).
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 solution 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, refer to the XCC documentation compatible with your solution at:
Lenovo XClarity Controller portal pageImportant
Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) supported version varies by product. All versions of Lenovo XClarity Controller are referred to as Lenovo XClarity Controller and XCC in this document, unless specified otherwise. To see the XCC version supported by your server, go to Lenovo XClarity Controller portal page.
UEFI-compliant solution firmware
Lenovo ThinkSystem firmware is Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) compliant. UEFI replaces BIOS and defines a standard interface between the operating system, platform firmware, and external devices.
Lenovo ThinkSystem solutions are capable of booting UEFI-compliant operating systems, BIOS-based operating systems, and BIOS-based adapters as well as UEFI-compliant adapters.NoteThe solution does not support Disk Operating System (DOS).
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
Each compute node provides a QR code on the system service label which is located on the top of the compute node. You can scan the QR code using a QR code reader and scanner with a mobile device and get quick access to the Lenovo Service Information website. The Lenovo Service Information website provides additional information for parts installation and replacement videos, and error codes for solution support.