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Lenovo Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7520 Nutanix Appliance  .. Product #: hx7520-nutanix

Nutanix Appliance: Lenovo HX7520 HCI ThinkAgile Server HyperConverged

Brand: Lenovo
Model Number: hx7520-nutanix

Lenovo HX7520 ThinkAgile Server is a Nutanix appliance delivering an out of the box HyperConverged Infrastructure in a 2U rack-mount chassis, that supports two processors, up to 3 TB of 2666 MHz TruDDR4 memory, 24x SAS/SATA SFF hot-swap drive bays with an extensive choice of SAS/SATA SSDs and HDDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, and 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports. The Lenovo HX7520 Nutanix appliance is ideal for high-performance workloads such as Databases, Cloud, Big Data, e-mail, Microsoft, enterprise applications and workload-balancing clusters.

Other Nutanix appliances for HyperConverged Infrastructure from Lenovo include:


The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX Series Nutanix appliances offer the following key features:

  • Factory-integrated, pre-configured ready-to-go appliances built on proven and reliable Lenovo ThinkSystem servers that provide compute power for a variety of workloads and applications and powered by industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure software from Nutanix.
  • Provide quick and convenient path to implement a hyperconverged solution powered by Nutanix with "one stop shop" and a single point of contact provided by Lenovo for purchasing, deploying, and supporting the solution.
  • Meet various workload demands with cost-efficient hybrid or performance-optimized all-flash storage configurations.
  • Deliver fully validated and integrated hardware and firmware that is certified with Nutanix software.
  • Include Lenovo ThinkAgile Advantage Single Point of Support for quick 24/7 problem reporting and resolution.
  • Offer Lenovo deployment services to get customers up and running quickly.

The Nutanix software running on the HX Series appliances deliver the following key features:

  • A natively integrated solution for data protection and continuous availability at VM granularity that gives administrators an affordable range of options to meet the recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO) for different applications.
  • A fault resistant platform, with no single point of failure and no bottlenecks with shared-nothing architecture, where all data, metadata and services are distributed to all nodes within the cluster, that is built to detect, isolate and recover from failures anywhere in the system.
  • An intuitive user-centric management experience to simplify every aspect of the IT infrastructure lifecycle and provide a single pane of glass to monitor and control Nutanix clusters, with simplified workflows and rich automation for common administrative tasks.
  • Powerful security features, such as two-factor authentication and data-at-rest encryption, with a security development lifecycle that is integrated into product development to help customers meet the most stringent security requirements.

System specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX7520 appliances.



Form factor

2U Rack-mount.


Two Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors.


Intel C624.


24 DIMM slots for TruDDR4 2666 MHz memory. Support for 16 GB or 32 GB RDIMMs, 64 GB LRDIMMs, or 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs.

Memory capacity

Up to 3 TB with 24x 128 GB 3DS RDIMMs.

Memory protection

Error correction code (ECC), Single Device Data Correction (SDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs), Adaptive Double Device Data Correction (ADDDC; for x4-based memory DIMMs, requires Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.

Drive bays

24x 2.5-inch SAS/SATA hot-swap.

Internal storage


  • 4 cache SSDs and from 12 to 20 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • 6 cache SSDs and from 12 to 18 capacity HDDs in increments of 2 drives.
  • 8 cache SSDs and 16 capacity HDDs.

All Flash: From 12 to 24 SSDs in increments of 2 drives.

Drive capacities


  • 12 Gbps SAS SSDs up to 3.84 TB
  • 6 Gbps SATA SSDs up to 3.84 TB


  • 12 Gbps SAS HDDs up to 2.4 TB
  • 6 Gbps NL SATA HDDs up to 2 TB

Note: All SSDs in the appliance must be of the same model and capacity. All HDDs in the appliance must be of the same type and capacity.

Storage capacity

  • Hybrid: Up to 48 TB (20x 2.4 TB HDDs).
  • All Flash: Up to 92 TB (24x 3.84 TB SSDs).

Storage controller

3x 430-8i HBAs (12 Gbps SAS/6 Gbps SATA).

Network interfaces

  • 2x or 4x base 1/10 GbE RJ-45 or 10 GbE SFP+ network ports.
  • 2x or 4x optional 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, or 25 GbE SFP28 expansion ports.

Boot drive

2x 128 GB M.2 non-hot-swap SSDs (RAID-1).

I/O expansion slots

Six PCIe 3.0 slots:

  • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for an internal storage controller).
  • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for an internal storage controller).
  • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (not used).
  • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).



  • 1x USB 2.0 port with XClarity Controller access
  • 1x USB 3.0 port
  • 1x VGA port


  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1x VGA port
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management


Six hot-swap system fans with N+1 redundancy.

Power supply

Two redundant hot-swap 1100 W (100 - 240 V) High Efficiency Platinum power supplies.


Matrox G200 with 16 MB memory integrated into the XClarity Controller. Maximum resolution is 1920x1200 at 60 Hz with 32 bits per pixel.

Hot-swap parts

SSDs and HDDs, power supplies, and fans.

Systems management

XClarity Controller (XCC) Enterprise (Pilot 4 chip), proactive platform alerts, light path diagnostics, XClarity Provisioning Manager, XClarity Administrator and XClarity Pro. XClarity Energy Manager (optional).

Security features

Power-on password, administrator's password, secure firmware updates, Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.2 or 2.0 (configurable UEFI setting). Optional security bezel.


Nutanix Acropolis: Starter, Pro, and Ultimate editions. Nutanix Prism, Nutanix Calm (optional), Nutanix Flow (optional).


  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (Bundled with AOS).
  • VMware ESXi 6.0 Update 3.
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 1.
  • VMware ESXi 6.5 Update 2.
  • VMware ESXi 6.7 Update 1.

Hardware warranty

Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited hardware warranty with ThinkAgile Advantage Support and selectable service levels: 9x5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered, 9x5 NBD onsite response, 24x7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select countries). Also available are 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, and Premier Support.

Software maintenance

Three-, four-, or five-year software support and subscription (matches the duration of the selected warranty period).


Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.), width: 445 mm (17.5 in.), depth: 720 mm (28.3 in.)


Maximum configuration: 32 kg (70.5 lb)