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Performance, ease of use, reliability, and expansion capabilities were key considerations in the design of the 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:
  • Baseboard management controller (BMC)

    The BMC is the common management controller for Lenovo ThinkSystem server hardware. It complies with the Intelligent Platform Management Interface, version 2.0 (IPMI v2.0), and consolidates the service processor functionality, super I/O, video controller, and remote presence capabilities into a single chip on the server system board.
    Because there is no battery backup for RTC in the server, the BMC will load the default date 2020/1/1 after AC cycle. The date will sync with that of BIOS after BIOS initiation.

    You can use the Lenovo ThinkSystem System Manager, a Web-based interface, to access the BMC and apply BMC management options. For detailed information, see:

    Lenovo ThinkSystem System Manager User Guide

  • UEFI-compliant server 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 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 system-memory capacity

    The server supports up to 16 TruDDR4 RDIMMs with Error Checking and Correcting (ECC) technology. For more information about the specific types and maximum amount of memory, see Specifications.

  • Flexible network support

    The server has an Open Compute Project (OCP) 3.0 slot for an OCP 3.0 Ethernet adapter, which provides two or four network connectors for network support.

  • 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.

    Below table lists the supported TPM versions. For more information on TPM configurations, see “Configure security settings” in the Maintenance Manual.

    TPM versionTypeOutside Chinese MainlandChinese Mainland
    7002 CPU7003 CPU7002 CPU7003 CPU
    TPM 1.2Onboard chip   
    TPM 2.0Onboard chip  
    NationZ TPM 2.0Daughter card  
  • Large data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability

    The server models support a maximum of twenty 3.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA storage drives or a maximum of thirty-two 2.5-inch hot-swap SAS/SATA/NVMe storage drives.

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

  • Light path diagnostics

    Light path diagnostics provides LEDs to help you diagnose problems. For more information about the light path diagnostics, see:
  • 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 and replacement videos, and error codes for server support.

  • Redundant networking connection

    The baseboard management controller (BMC) 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 capabilities

    The server supports a maximum of two hot-swap power supplies and six 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.