Lenovo ThinkSystem SN550
Optimized for virtualization, performance, and networking
Infrastructure made simple
The Flex System Enterprise Chassis now supports two new blades, incorporating powerful Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family CPUs: the two-processor ThinkSystem SN550 and the four-processor ThinkSystem SN850. The chassis was engineered to support high-speed networking and multiple generations of Intel Xeon processors. With twice the memory of the previous generation server**, increased memory bandwidth, and faster and larger storage capacity, the SN550 is powerful enough for most key data center workloads, such as cloud, server virtualization, departmental databases, and virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI), as well as consolidating older servers onto a single blade. In addition, the SN550 is compatible with your current Flex System Enterprise Chassis, protecting your investment in your chassis infrastructure.
**Compared to the prior-generation Lenovo Flex System x240 M5.
Simplify systems managementSimplify, automate, and modernize Day 1 provisioning and ongoing administrative tasks over the server lifecycle with Lenovo XClarity.
- Increased density, improved management, and energy efficiency reduces operating costs vs. 1U rack servers and older blade servers
- Unsurpassed two-socket memory capacity, featuring up to 3TB† of TruDDR4 memory, to enable more VDI users or VMs per node
- Deploy new capabilities for virtualization, performance, and industry-leading networking flexibility
- Ideal platform for those migrating from Lenovo BladeCenter and competitive blade systems, as well as users needing more computing power than 1P and older 2P blades can offer
Standard width blade for Flex System Chassis
1x or 2x Intel® Xeon® processor Scalable family up to 165W
Up to 3TB† in 24x DIMM slots, using 128GB DIMMs; 2666MHz TruDDR4
†1.5TB at GA; 128GB DIMMs available in the near future. Available prior to GA via special bid.
Up to 2x PCIe x16 mezzanine adapters
Up to 2x 2.5-inch storage bays supporting SAS/SATA HDDs/SSDs, or NVMe/U.2 SSDs; plus 1x or 2x (mirrored) M.2 (SATA) fixed boot drives (opt. RAID 1)
||Software RAID std. (6Gbps SATA); opt. hardware basic RAID (12Gbps SAS/SATA); opt. hardware advanced RAID (12Gbps SAS/SATA 2GB flash-backed cache)|
|Security and Availability Features
||TPM 1.2/2.0; PFA; HS/redundant drives, fans, and PSUs; 45°C continuous operation; light path diagnostic LEDs; front-access diagnostics via dedicated USB port|
||4x 10GbE LOM with fabric connector; or 2x 10GbE, 4x 10GbE or converged network mezzanine adapters|
||Contained in the chassis|
||2.5-inch SFF SAS/SATA/NVMe/U.2 storage drives|
||XClarity Controller embedded management, XClarity Administrator centralized infrastructure delivery, XClarity Integrator plugins, and XClarity Energy Manager centralized server power management|
|Operating Systems Supported
Microsoft Windows Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server, VMware vSphere. Visit
lenovopress.com/osig for details.
||1- and 3-year customer replaceable unit and onsite service, next business day 9x5, opt. service upgrades|