Overview

The Lenovo® ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack Hub products are pre-integrated, rack scale solutions that are specifically designed to enable deployment of hybrid clouds with Microsoft Azure Stack Hub. Management capabilities are provided by Lenovo XClarity Administrator. The product is revalidated for all updates, providing a complete, lifecycle-managed solution.

Note: The ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack product group is commonly referred to as ThinkAgile SXM in the documentation.

Models and Machine Types

This documentation refers to the following products:

Table 1. ThinkAgile SXM Machine Type and Models
Product Machine Type Model
SXM4200 – 25U 9565 RCC
SXM4200 – 42U 9565 RCD
SXM6200 (42U only) 9565 RCE
SXM4400 – 25U 9565 RCH
SXM4400 – 42U 9565 RCJ
SXM6400 (42U only) 9565 RCK

SXM4200 and SXM6200

The ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack Hub SXM4200 and SXM6200 are no longer available. These solutions include from four to twelve server nodes (depending on rack size and model), a Hardware Lifecycle Host (HLH) server, and three top-of-rack network switches (TOR-1, TOR-2, and BMC). These could be ordered in either a 25U or 42U rack and are based on Broadwell generation hardware.

SXM4400 and SXM6400

The ThinkAgile SX for Microsoft Azure Stack Hub SXM4400 and SXM6400 solutions include from four to sixteen server nodes (depending on rack size and model), a Hardware Lifecycle Host (HLH) server, and two or three top-of-rack network switches (TOR-1, TOR-2, and BMC), depending on whether Lenovo switches or Mellanox switches are used. Solutions that use Mellanox switches do not use a “BMC” switch. These can be ordered in either a 25U or 42U rack and are based on Purley generation hardware.

Installation and setup

Where available, the offering includes Lenovo Professional Services installation, in order to accelerate your time to deployment and improve integration with your data center infrastructure. Proper planning and site preparation are essential. Refer to the following ThinkAgile SXM documentation for the necessary information.

Management and issue resolution

ThinkAgile SXM offerings are entitled and supported at the rack level. Refer to the following documentation for information about managing the product and resolving issues.