Lenovo ThinkAgile VX 8-Socket Node for SAP HANA

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Nodes for SAP HANA are designed for deploying industry-leading Hyper-Converged Infrastructure (HCI) software from VMware on Lenovo enterprise platforms. They deliver fully validated and integrated Lenovo hardware and firmware that is certified with VMware software. VMware offers a unique, software-defined approach to HCI with VMware vSphere and VMware vSAN to provide enterprise-class compute, storage, and management in a tightly integrated software stack. This document provides details on 8-socket server configurations.

Supported SAP HANA Configurations

Model Name ThinkAgile VX 4U Node for SAP HANA All-Flash
Machine Type/Model 7Z12CTO2WW
Processors Up to 8x 28 Core second-generation Intel Xeon Platinum processors
Memory Up to 12TiB (using 128GiB TruDDR4 DIMMs)
Drive Bays Up to 24x 2.5” Disks Total
Disk Groups per Node 2-4
Supported Drive Types

Cache: Lenovo Mainstream or Performance NVMe SAS SSD (max 4)

Capacity: Lenovo Mainstream or Performance SAS (max 20) or NVMe SSD (max 10)

Network Minimum of 4 NIC ports required. 2 x 25GbE or higher recommended for vSAN storage network.
Hypervisor VMware vSphere ESXi 7 Update 2 (vSAN 7 Update 2)
Notes Each production SAP HANA virtual machine requires a vSAN disk group.

 

Supported Cache Drive Models

ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4610 1.6TB Mainstream NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 800GB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD

Supported Capacity Drive Models

ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 1.6TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 3.2TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1645a 6.4TB Mainstream SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 960GB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 1.92TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" PM1643a 3.84TB Entry SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 1.6TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem 2.5" Nytro 3732 3.2TB Performance SAS 12Gb Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 1.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 2.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD
ThinkSystem U.2 Intel P4510 4.0TB Entry NVMe PCIe3.0 x4 Hot Swap SSD

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