Making Microsoft Windows Server software defined solutions easy

Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions provide validated Storage Spaces Direct solutions. ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes take this a step further, packaging Azure Stack HCI solutions into easy-to-use machine types to provide:
  • Easy to order
  • Enforced configuration rules
  • Best recipe firmware
  • ThinkAgile Advantage (where available)
  • Optional services (deployment, management)
ThinkAgile MX Certified Node

Features

Accelerate your business

With the explosion of data storage needs, Hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI) has seen tremendous growth. Microsoft provides Storage Spaces Direct (S2D), a feature of Windows Server Datacenter Edition, to provide both HCI capabilities through Azure Stack HCI and Windows Server Software Defined (WSSD) solutions. Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes are HCI building blocks built with certified hardware, which include software and life cycle management via ThinkAgile advantage support, and allow businesses to deploy solutions quickly and easily.

ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
Faster time to value

In traditional IT, a solution is designed, tested, implemented, and maintained, requiring significant time and energy. Microsoft created S2D to solve this IT challenge with its Azure Stack HCI certified solutions.

Lenovo has designed, tested, and validated ThinkAgile MX Series to provide the Azure Stack HCI solutions you need, with the confidence required, to exceed the stringent requirements of today’s IT. The result is that you can quickly deploy a robust, high-performance HCI solution and rapidly solve your IT challenges.

Simplicity and flexibility

Lenovo XClarity extension integrates with Windows Admin Center from Microsoft, providing a unified single pane-of-glass simple experience across infrastructure, virtual machines, software, and hardware. ThinkAgile MX Nodes offer a wide range of processor, memory, and storage options to provide the maximum flexibility for customizing your infrastructure.

ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
Description Specifications
Model Name ThinkAgile MX Certified Node – SR650
Form Factor 2U
Segment Hyperconverged Infrastructure – Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions for Storage Spaces Direct
Processor 2x second-generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable family processors, 8-28 cores
Memory (TruDDR4) Up to 1.5TB in 24x slots
Network Mellanox (RoCE) or Cavium (iWARP) 10/25GbE adapters, 25GbE recommended
Drive Bays 14x 3.5″, 24x 2.5″
Storage Options – Capacity Tier
  • 4-10x HDDs: 4TB, 6TB, 8TB, 10TB, 12TB
  • 4-20x SSDs: 3.84TB
Cache Tier 2-4x SSDs or hot-pluggable NVMe: 800GB or 1.6TB SSDs, 1.6TB, 3.2TB or 6.4TB NVMe
Systems Management Optional hardware management via Lenovo XClarity and resource management through Microsoft Windows Admin Center
License Options Included in Microsoft Windows Server 2016 and 2019 – Datacenter version
Support Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage, where available. Standard hardware support elsewhere

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