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.
Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC)
The Lenovo XClarity Controller is the common management controller for Lenovo ThinkSystem server hardware. The Lenovo XClarity Controller consolidates multiple management functions in a single chip on the server 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:
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.NoteThe server does not support DOS (Disk Operating System).
Large system-memory capacity
The server supports registered dual-inline memory modules (RDIMMs) and load-reduced DIMMs (LRDIMMs) with error correcting code (ECC). The server supports up to a maximum system memory of 384 GB (using RDIMMs) or 768 GB (using LRDIMMs).
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.
For more information on TPM configurations, see “Enable TPM/TCM” in the Maintenance Manual.NoteFor customers in Chinese Mainland, a Lenovo-qualified TPM 2.0 adapter or a Trusted Cryptographic Module (TCM) adapter (sometimes called a daughter card) may be pre-installed.
Large data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability
The hot-swap server models support up to four 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drives or up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA drives. The simple-swap server models support up to four 3.5-inch simple-swap SAS/SATA drives.
With the hot-swap feature, you can add, remove, or replace hard disk drives without turning off the server.
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.
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 and optional power capabilitiesThe server supports a maximum of two 550-watt or 750-watt hot-swap power supplies and six non hot-swap fans, which provide redundancy for a typical configuration. The redundant cooling by the fans in the server enables continued operation if one of the fans fails.NoteYou cannot mix 550-watt and 750-watt power supplies in the server.