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Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key considerations in the design of your server. 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.

Your server implements the following features and technologies:
  • Features on Demand

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

    Lenovo Features on Demand website

  • Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC)

    The Lenovo XClarity Controller is the common management controller for Lenovo ThinkEdge server hardware. The Lenovo XClarity Controller consolidates multiple management functions in a single chip on the server system board (system board assembly). Some of the features that are unique to the Lenovo XClarity Controller are enhanced performance, higher-resolution remote video, and expanded security options.

    The server supports Lenovo XClarity Controller 2 (XCC2). For additional information about Lenovo XClarity Controller 2 (XCC2), refer to Lenovo XClarity Controller portal page.

  • UEFI-compliant server firmware

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

    The server does not support Disk Operating System (DOS).
  • Large data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability

    With the hot-swap feature, you can add, remove, or replace hard disk drives without turning off the server.

    The server supports up to four 2.5-inch SAS/SATA/NVMe hot-swap drives in the front drive cage, and up to four optional 2.5-inch SAS/SATA/NVMe non-hot-swap drives in the internal drive cage.

    • When SED encryption is enabled, it is necessary to power cycle the system after installing an SED; without power cycling, the SED will not be recognized by the host OS.

    • RAID adapter/HBA is required for 2.5-inch SAS drives.

  • Lightpath Diagnostics

    Lightpath Diagnostics provides LEDs to help you diagnose problems. For more information about the Lightpath Diagnostics, see Troubleshooting by system LEDs and diagnostics display.

  • Mobile access to Lenovo Service Information website

    The server provides a QR code on the system service label, which is on the cover of the server, 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 server support.

  • Active Energy Manager

    Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager is a power and temperature management solution for data centers. You can monitor and manage the power consumption and temperature of Converged, NeXtScale, System x, ThinkServer, ThinkSystem and ThinkEdge servers, and improve energy efficiency using Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager.

  • 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.

  • Redundant cooling

    The redundant cooling by the fans in the server enables continued operation if one rotor of the fans fails.

  • Optional power capabilities

    The server supports up to two 1100-watt or 1800-watt power supply units.

  • RAID support

    The RAID adapter provides hardware redundant array of independent disks (RAID) support to create configurations. RAID adapter with RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60 is available for purchase.

  • 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.

  • Lenovo XClarity Controllers System Lockdown Mode

    System lockdown will be enforced under specific circumstances to protect the server from information breach, particularly when the server is transported by non-certified carriers to remote environments. See System Lockdown Mode for details.