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Lenovo Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7820 HCI Nutanix Hardware  .. Product #: hx7820-nutanix

Nutanix Hardware: Lenovo Hyper Converged ThinkAgile HX7820

Brand: Lenovo
Model Number: hx7820-nutanix

Lenovo ThinkAgile HX 7000 Series is a hardware appliance that combines industry-leading hyperconvergence software from Nutanix with Lenovo servers that feature Intel Xeon Processors designed for any compute intensive x86 application. The Lenovo Nutanix HCI appliances deliver the industry’s most feature-rich hyperconverged infrastructure solutions for enterprise datacenters, bringing the benefits of web-scale technologies to enterprise applications through enterprise storage, data protection, infrastructure resilience, management and analytics, and security.

The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7820 is a 4U rack-mount appliance that supports four processors, up to 6 TB of 2666 MHz TruDDR4 memory, 16x SAS/SATA and 8x AnyBay SFF hot-swap drive bays with an extensive choice of SAS/SATA SSDs and SAS HDDs, and flexible network connectivity options with 1/10 GbE RJ-45, 10 GbE SFP+, and 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports. The Lenovo ThinkAgile HX7820 Nutanix appliance is optimized for high-performance workloads such as databases, big data, SIEM, SYSLOG, Microsoft applications, Cloud, e-mail, and workload-balancing clusters.

Other Nutanix hardware HCI appliances from Lenovo include:


The ThinkAgile HX Series 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.

Lenovo Server and Nutanix HCI specifications

The following table lists the system specifications of the ThinkAgile HX7820 appliances.



Form factor

4U Rack-mount.


Four Intel Xeon Gold or Platinum processors.


Intel C624.


Up to 48 DIMMs. Support for 32 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz RDIMMs, 64 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz LRDIMMs, or 64 GB and 128 GB TruDDR4 2666 MHz 3DS RDIMMs.

Memory capacity

Up to 6 TB with 48x 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), patrol scrubbing, and demand scrubbing.

Drive bays

16x SAS/SATA and 8x AnyBay SFF hot-swap.

Internal storage


  • 2 cache drives and from 4 to 10 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • 4 cache drives and 8 or from 12 to 20 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • 6 cache drives and from 12 to 18 capacity drives in increments of 2 drives.
  • 8 cache drives and 16 capacity drives.

All Flash: From 6 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.

Maximum 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

2x 430-16i 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 10 GbE SFP+, or 2x, 4x, 6x, or 8x optional 25 GbE SFP28 expansion network ports.

Boot drive

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

I/O expansion slots

Up to 15 I/O expansion slots:

  • PCIe x8 Riser Card 1 (if present):
    • Slot 1: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not used).
    • Slot 2: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 3: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not used).
    • Slot 4: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • I/O Tray:
    • Slot 5: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 6: PCIe 3.0 x16; low profile (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 7: PCIe 3.0 x8; low profile (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 8: ML2 x16; low profile (not used).
    • Slot 9: LOM Card slot (PCIe 3.0 x8 interface).
  • PCIe x8 Riser Card 2 (if present):
    • Slot 10: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (not used).
    • Slot 11: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 12: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
    • Slot 13: PCIe 3.0 x8; full-height, half-length (for a network adapter).
  • Compute tray: Internal PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).
  • Storage tray: Internal PCIe 3.0 x8 (for an internal storage controller).



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


  • 2x USB 3.0 ports
  • 1x VGA port
  • 1x DB-9 serial port
  • 1x RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for systems management


Six hot-swap fans with N+1 redundancy in the compute tray.

Power supply

Four redundant hot-swap 1600 W (200 - 240 V) High Efficiency power supplies (80 PLUS Platinum certified).


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).


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


  • Nutanix Acropolis Hypervisor (Bundled with AOS).
  • 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: 173 mm (6.8 in.), width: 447 mm (17.6 in.), depth: 800 mm (31.5 in.)


Maximum configuration: 58.7 kg (129.4 lb)