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, refer to the XCC documentation compatible with your server 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 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.
Large system-memory capacity
The server supports error-correcting code (ECC) unbuffered DIMM (UDIMM). For more information about the specific types and maximum amount of memory, see Specifications.
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, TPM is not supported. However, customers in Chinese Mainland can install a TPM card (sometimes called a daughter card).
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 four 3.5-inch hot-swap drives and eight 2.5-inch hot-swap drives into the same server.
Some server models support a maximum of eight 3.5-inch simple-swap drives.
For server models supporting the hot-swap feature, you can add, remove, or replace 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 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.
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 power capabilities
The server supports up to three non-hot-swap fans. Two of the fans will be located in the front, the other will be in the rear.
Some server models support one fixed power supply and some server models support a maximum of two hot-swap power supplies.