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.
Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC)
The Lenovo XClarity Controller is the common management controller for Lenovo 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:Important
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 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.NoteThe server does not support Disk Operating System (DOS).
The Active Memory feature improves the reliability of memory through memory mirroring. Memory mirroring mode replicates and stores data on two pairs of memory modules within two channels simultaneously. If a failure occurs, the memory controller switches from the primary pair of memory memory modules to the backup pair of memory modules.
Large system-memory capacity
The server supports synchronous dynamic random-access memory (SDRAM) registered dual inline memory modules (DIMMs) with error correcting code (ECC). For more information about the specific types and maximum amount of memory, see Specifications.
Integrated network support
The server comes with an integrated 2-port Gigabit Ethernet controller, which supports connection to a 10 Mbps, 100 Mbps, or 1000 Mbps network. In the initial server configuration, Ethernet 1 and Ethernet 2 are activated.
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.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) has two versions - TPM 1.2 and TPM 2.0. You can change the TPM version from 1.2 to 2.0 and back again.NoteFor customers in Chinese Mainland, a Lenovo-qualified TPM 2.0 adapter or a TPM card may be pre-installed.
Large data-storage capacity and hot-swap capability
Some server models support a maximum of sixteen 2.5-inch hot-swap drives or a maximum of eight 3.5-inch hot-swap drives. For some models, you can install up to eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives and four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives into the same server.
Some server models support a maximum of eight 3.5-inch simple-swap drives.
With the hot-swap feature, you can add, remove, or replace hard disk drives without turning off the server.
Front panel provides LEDs to help you diagnose problems. For more information about the front panel, see Front panel.
Mobile access to Lenovo Service Information website
The server provides a QR code on the system service label, which is on the inside of the server cover, that you can scan the QR code with a mobile device and a QR code reader application to get quick access to the Lenovo Service web site for this server. The Lenovo Service Information web site provides additional information for parts installation and 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, and ThinkServer servers, and improve energy efficiency using Lenovo XClarity Energy Manager.
Redundant cooling and power capabilities
The server supports a maximum of two 550-watt hot-swap power supplies and four internal 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.