Appliance or Certified Node?

Different machine types are used to distinguish between Lenovo ThinkAgile MX Appliances and ThinkAgile MX Certified Nodes. There are a few other key differences between Appliances and Certified Nodes.

Table 1. ThinkAgile MX Appliance and Certified Node comparison
  ThinkAgile MX Appliance ThinkAgile MX Certified Node
Operating system preload The Azure Stack HCI operating system is required to be preloaded. Operating system preload is optional.
Lenovo Support entitlement Includes Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Support (3 years), which can be uplifted to a longer term (4 or 5 years), quicker response time, or both via Premier support. Includes standard Lenovo base warranty (3 years), which can be uplifted to a longer term (4 or 5 years), quicker response time, or both via Premier support.

Since there are no other significant differences between a ThinkAgile MX Appliance and a ThinkAgile MX Certified Node, refer to the following topics for details related to the hardware contained in each ThinkAgile MX Appliance: