Overview
 Product Features
 Mechanicals
- Power Supplies
– Front View
- CPU Compatibility
– Mechanicals / HDD Configurations
- Memory Subsystem
– Rear View
- Storage Subsystem
– Under the Covers
- Networking
 System Design
 Manageability / Serviceability
– System Block Diagram
- Server Management
– Motherboard – Layout & Connections
- Ease of Use & Serviceability
– Expansion Capability
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 Technologies / Key Subsystems
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 Security Features
RD350 & RD450 New Feature Summary
RD350
CPU
Memory
Storage
Subsystem
Connectivity
Expansion
RAID
Management
Intel Xeon E5-2600 v3 Series (Haswell) up to 12 cores / 24 threads per socket
DDR4 – up to 2133 MT/s – up to 16 DIMMs
Up to 8x 2.5” drive bays
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Up to 24x 2.5” drive bays – 12Gbps SAS
2x 1GbE ports plus dedicated management port
Up to 2 PCIe slots
PCIe slot based adapters
Up to 6 PCIe slots
AnyRAID1 (does not use PCIe slot)
Deployment and update capability embedded in hardware
1 – for 2.5” drive configurations only
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RD450
RD350 Technical Features
Processor Support
• E5-2600 v3 Series, up to 105W SKUs
• Up to 12 cores / CPU
• Intel C610 series chipset
Memory
• 16 DIMM sockets, 2 DPC
• DDR4 2133 MT/s
• 4, 8, 16, 32 GB DIMMs (max 512GB)
• RAS: ECC, Lock step, Mirroring, Sparing
Storage
• Up to 4x 3.5" drive bays or up to 8x 2.5" drives bays
• Max capacity: 16TB for 3.5” chassis and 9.6TB for
2.5” chassis
• SATA HDD, SAS HDD (7.2K, 10K 15K), SATA SSD,
SAS SSD
• Dual Internal SD cards
Storage Controller
• Embedded RAID 110i SATA RAID 0/1/10 w/ optional
RAID 5 upgrade
• RAID 500 SAS & SATA RAID JBOD/0/1/10 w/
optional RAID 5/50 upgrade
• RAID 710 SAS & SATA RAID 0/1/10/5/50/6/60 with
1GB cache and optional CacheVault / Cachecade /
FastPath
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I/O Expansion Slots
With 1 CPU:
• 1x PCIe 3.0: HLFH: x16
With 2 CPUs:
• 1x PCIe 3.0: HLFH: x16
• 1x PCIe 3.0: LP x16
I/O Connectors
• One 1 Gb/s Ethernet port for dedicated remote
management
• Two 1 Gb/s Ethernet ports
• USB ports – 2x v2.0 front, 2x v3.0 rear
• Display Port – 1 front, VGA Port- 1 rear
• Serial port – 1 rear
Manageability
• System Manager Premium
• Deployment Manager
• Power Planner
• Energy Manager
• Partner Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations
Manager
• Partner Pack for VMware vCenter
• Diagnostics Tool
System Cooling
• w/ 2x CPUs - 6 system fans, 5+1 Redundant (not HS)
• w/ 1x CPU - 4 system fans, 3+1 Redundant (not HS)
Media
• One Slim optical drive
Packaging
• 1U
Dimensions / Weights
• W: 482 mm / 19 in (w/ rack ears)
• H: 43 mm / 1.7 in
• D: 781.5 mm / 30.77 in (front panel to rear panel)
802.65 mm / 31.60in (w/ handles)
• Weight: 13kg (28.66 lbs) – 19.1 kg (42.11 lbs)
Power
• 1+1 Redundant Power capable
• 450W 80 Plus Gold PSU
• 550W/750W 80 Plus Platinum PSU
• 750W 80 Plus Titanium PSU
• 240 HVDC support
• Energy Star 2.0 compliant (exclusive of 450W PSU)
OS Support
• Windows Server 2012 Editions (Including Hyper-V)
• Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions (Including Hyper-V)
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Editions (Including
Hyper-V)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
• RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and 7.0
• VMware ESXi 5.1 P5 and 5.5 U2
RD450 Technical Features
Processor Support
• E5-2600 v3 Series, up to 105W SKUs
• Up to 12 cores / CPU
• Intel C610 chipset
Memory
• 16 DIMM sockets, 2 DPC
• DDR4 2133, 1866, 1600MT/s
• 4, 8, 16, 32 GB DIMMs (max 512GB)
• RAS: ECC, Lock step, Mirroring, Sparing
Storage
• Up to 8x 3.5" drive bays or up to 24x 2.5" drive bays
• Max capacity: 32TB for 3.5” chassis or 28.8TB for
2.5” chassis
• SATA HDD, SAS HDD (7.2K, 10K, 15K), SATA SSD,
SAS SSD
• Dual internal SD cards
• Internal LTO6 Tape drive (8x2.5” chassis only)
Storage Controller (2.5”)
• AnyRAID 110i RAID 0/1/10 w/ optional RAID 5
upgrade
• AnyRAID 510i RAID JBOD/0/1/10 w/ optional RAID
5/50 upgrade
• AnyRAID 720i RAID JBOD/0/1/5/6/10/50/60 w/
optional 1GB read only cache; optional 1GB, 2GB or
4GB R/W cache including CacheVault / CacheCade /
FastPath
• AnyRAID 720ix RAID JBOD/0/1/5/6/10/50/60 w/
optional 1GB read only cache; optional 1GB, 2GB or
4GB R/W cache including CacheVault / CacheCade /
FastPath
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Storage Controller (3.5”)
• Embedded RAID110i RAID 0/1/10 w/ optional RAID 5
upgrade
• RAID 500 RAID JBOD/0/1/10 w/ optional RAID 5/50
upgrade
• RAID 710 RAID 0/1/10/5/50/6/60 with 1GB cache and
optional CacheVault/ Cachecade / FastPath
I/O Expansion Slots
With 1 CPU:
• 2x PCIe 3.0: HLFH x8
With 2 CPU:
• 1x PCIe 3.0: LP x16
• 2x PCIe 3.0: HLFH x8
• 3x PCIe 3.0: LP x8
I/O Connectors
• One 1 Gb/s Ethernet port for dedicated remote management
• Two 1 Gb/s Ethernet ports
• USB ports – 2x v2.0 front, 2x v3.0 rear
• Display Port – 1 front, VGA Port- 1 rear
• Serial port – 1 rear
Manageability
• System Manager Premium
• Deployment Manager
• Power Planner
• Energy Manager
• Partner Pack for Microsoft System Center Operations
Manager
• Partner Pack for VMware vCenter
• Diagnostics Tool
System Cooling
• w/ 2x CPUs - 4 system fans, 3+1 Redundant (not HS)
• w/ 1x CPU - 3 system fans, 2+1 Redundant (not HS)
Media
• One slim optical drive (except 24x 2.5” drive chassis)
Packaging
• 2U
Dimensions / Weights
• W: 482 mm / 19 in (w/ rack ears)
• H: 87 mm / 3.4 in
• D: 764 mm / 30 in (front panel to rear panel)
782.9 mm / 30.83 in (w/ handles)
• Weight: 16 kg (35.27 lbs) – 27 kg (59.5 lbs)
Power
• 1+1 Redundant Power capable
• 450W 80 Plus Gold PSU
• 550W/750W/1100W 80 Plus Platinum PSU
• 750W 80 Plus Titanium PSU
• 240 HVDC support
• Energy Star 2.0 compliant (exclusive of 450W PSU)
OS Support
• Windows Server 2012 Editions (Including Hyper-V)
• Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions (Including Hyper-V)
• Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 Editions (Including
Hyper-V)
• SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3
• RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.5 and 7.0
• VMware ESXi 5.1 P5 and 5.5 U2
OS Support
Supported
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Windows Server 2008 Editions R2 with SP1 (Including Hyper-V)

Windows Server 2012 Editions (Including Hyper-V)

Windows Server 2012 R2 Editions (Including Hyper-V)

Windows Multipoint Server 2012

Windows Small Business Server 2011

Windows Storage Server 2012 R2

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3

RedHat Enterprise Linux 6.5

RedHat Enterprise Linux 7

VMware ESXi 5.5 U2

Compatible1
CentOS 6.5 (and later)

Debian Linux 7.4

Fedora Linux 20

FreeBSD 10.0

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RD350 Front View
Modular design accommodates
multiple configurations
Vent pattern maximizes cooling
and visual synergy
Flat fronts to simplify visual work
area
HDD
bays
Status panel
Simple snap-in
rail lock
8
Pull-out
information card
HDD capacity
tag
Power
button
ID
button
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HDD Status
Indicators
Red stripe accents on touch points
Red touch
points
RD450 Front View
Modular design accommodates
multiple configurations
ID
Status panel button
Power
button
Simple snap-in
rail lock
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Flat fronts to simplify visual work
area
Vent pattern maximizes cooling
and visual synergy
Pull-out
information card
HDD capacity
tag
HDD Status
Indicators
Red touch points
Red stripe accents on touch points
Chassis Mechanicals
Model
RD450
Form
Factor
Internal
SD
DVD
AnyRAID
12Gb SAS
support
Max # of
Int Tape
Front Bay
GPU
support
2.5”
Yes
Yes*
Yes
Yes
24
Yes
No
3.5”
Yes
Yes
No
No
8
No
No
2.5”
Yes
Yes
No
No
8
No
No
3.5”
Yes
Yes
No
No
4
No
No
2U Value
RD350
1U Value
* Except with 24x 2.5” chassis
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2U Racks
1U Racks
Base Model 1 = RD450_2.5”
Base Model 1 = RD350_2.5”
Base Model 2 = RD450_3.5”
Base Model 2 = RD350_3.5”
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RD350 Chassis Images
3.5” chassis
2.5” chassis
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RD450 Chassis Images
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RD350 Rear View
Identifier
13
Description
Identifier
Description
1
Hot-swap power supply 2 (available on some models)
7
Ethernet connector 2 (RJ-45)
2
Hot-swap power supply 1
8
Ethernet connector 1 (RJ-45)
3
PCIe slot 2
9
Serial connector
4
PCIe slot 1
10
Ethernet connector for system management (RJ-45)
5
System ID LED
11
VGA connector (DB-15)
6
USB 3.0 connectors (2)
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RD450 Rear View
Identifier
14
Description
Identifier
Description
1
Hot-swap power supply 1
9
System ID LED
2
Hot-swap power supply 2 (available on some models)
10
USB 3.0 connectors (2)
3
PCIe slot 6
11
Ethernet connector 2 (RJ-45)
4
PCIe slot 3
12
Ethernet connector 1 (RJ-45)
5
PCIe slot 4
13
Serial connector
6
PCIe slot 5
14
Ethernet connector for system management (RJ-45)
7
PCIe slot 1
15
VGA connector
8
PCIe slot 2
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Control Panel
ID
1
2
3
4
5
6
15
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Description
Network Status LED
System health LED
Power button with power status LED
System ID button with ID LED
DisplayPort connector
USB 2.0 connectors (2)
RD350 Under the Covers (2.5” HDD models)
ID
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
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Description
One or two hot-swap redundant power supplies
DIMMs (installed memory modules vary by
model)
System board
Cooling shroud
Backplane for 2.5-inch drives
ThinkServer RAID Super Capacitor Module
(available on some models)
Right rack handle
2.5-inch-drive area
Left rack handle
Right rack handle
System fans
Heat sink(s) with microprocessor(s) underneath
SD module (available on some models)
Riser card assembly 1
Riser card assembly 2
RD450 Under the Covers (2.5” HDD with LTO tape model)
ID
Description
1
Rack handle (right)
2
Slim optical drive (available on some models)
3
Internal tape drive (available on some models)
4
2.5-inch-drive area
5
Rack handle (left)
6
Front panel board
7
AnyRAID adapter (available on some models)
8
Drive backplane
9
System fan cage
10
System fan
11
System board
12
CPU1 DIMMs (vary by model)
13
Heat sink
14
Coin cell battery
15
17
Cooling shroud
ThinkServer RAID Super Capacitor Module (available on
some models)
Riser card assembly 1
18
Riser card assembly 2
19
PCIe card (available on some models)
20
Power supply 1
21
Power supply 2 (available on some models)
22
Intrusion switch (available on some models)
23
CPU2 DIMMs (vary by model)
24
CPU2 DIMMs (vary by model)
25
CPU1 DIMMs (vary by model)
26
Server cover
16
17
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RD350 and RD450 System Block Diagram
Not available in RD350
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RD350 & RD450 Motherboard Connections
Identifier
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
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Description
SATA connector (optical drive)
System board battery
SATA connector 1 (ports 4-7)
AnyRAID connector 0-1
SATA connector 0 (ports 0-3)
Front panel connector 1
Front panel connector 2
SD module connector
Riser card assembly 1 slot
ThinkServer System Manager Premium connector
ThinkServer Trusted Platform Module connector
Riser card assembly 2 slot (PCIe x24)
RAID upgrade key connector
Power supply connector 2
Power supply connector 1
Intrusion switch connector
Backplane power connector 2
System fan 6 connector
CPU2 memory slots (4)
System fan 5 connector
CPU2 socket
System fan 4 connector
CPU2 memory slots (4)
Backplane power connector 1
System fan 3 connector
CPU1 memory slots (4)
System fan 2 connector
CPU1 socket
System fan 1 connector
CPU1 memory slots (4)
RD350 Expansion & Connectivity
Riser


Slot #
Type
Processor
Connection
Form Factor
Bus
Width
Mechanical
Width
Left
2
PCIe 3.0
CPU2
LP
X16
x16
Right
1
PCIe 3.0
CPU1
FH/HL
x16
x16
Configurations without risers are supported
Same Riser Card can be used in System
Board Slot 1 or 2
-
Comments
If used, RAID card goes here
Functional rear view
Slot is x16 electrical and mechanical
CPU 1
PCIe v3 x16
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PSU2
LP (x16) [2]
RC 5
PSU1
RC 5
CPU 2
FH/HL (x16) [1]
RD450 Expansion & Connectivity
Riser
Slot #
Type
Processor
Connection
Form Factor
Bus
Width
Mechanical
Width
1
PCIe 3.0
CPU1
FH/HL
x8
x8
2
PCIe 3.0
CPU1
FH/HL
x8
x8
3
PCIe 3.0
CPU2
LP
x8
x8
4
PCIe 3.0
CPU2
LP
x8
X8
5
PCIe 3.0
CPU1*
LP
x8
x8
6
PCIe 3.0
CPU2
LP
x8
x16
Comments
If used, RAID card goes here
Right
Configurations without risers are supported
Same Riser Card can be used in System
Board Slot 1 or 2
-
Functional rear view
CPU 2
Slots are x8 electrical and mechanical
PCIe v3 x8
PSU1
PSU2
PCIe v3 x8
PCIe v3 x8
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* Although this slot is from CPU 1, a second riser with a single CPU system is not supported
CPU 1
LP (x8) [3]
FH/HL (x8) [1]
LP (x8) [4]
FH/HL (x8) [2]
LP (x8) [5]
RC 2


RC 2
None
LP (x16) [6]
Left
System Fans
Platforms
RD350
(1U)
RD450
(2U)
CPUs
Redundant
Hot Plug
# Fans per CPU
1
Y
N
4 (3 + 1)
2
Y
N
6 (5 +1)
1
Y
N
3 (2 +1)
2
Y
N
4 (3 + 1)
RD350
RD450
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Energy Efficient Features
 Available 80 Plus Titanium PSU1
 System Power Profiles
– Up to 96% efficient at high loads
– Setting in BIOS
– Energy Efficiency (default)
– Max Performance
 Lenovo Energy Manager
– Custom
– Monitor at the data center, room, row,
rack, and device level
 Power capping
– Control server power
– By default: PSU output limit
– Emergency power reduction
– Customizable with Lenovo Energy
Manager
1- 200-240VAC only
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Power Supply Options
Choices
PSU
80 Plus
rating
Voltage Range
AC
Voltage Range
DC
450W
Gold
100-127 / 200-240
180-300
550W
Platinum
100-127 / 200-240
180-300
750W
Platinum
100-127 / 200-240
180-300
750W
Titanium
200-240
N/A
1100W
Platinum
100-127 / 200-240
180-300
450W
550W
750W
Efficiency
115VAC
Percentage of PSU
rated load 
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20%
50%
20%
50%
100%
Bronze
82%
85%
82%
81%
85%
81%
Silver
85%
88%
85%
85%
89%
85%
Gold
87%
90%
87%
88%
92%
88%
Platinum
90%
92%
89%
90%
94%
91%
Titanium
92%
94%
90%
94%
96%
91%
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1100W
RD450
only
230VAC
100%
750W
Notes:
- Installing 2 different wattage PSUs is not supported – lower watt PSU will be disabled (no redundancy)
- 450W PSU is not Energy Star 2.0 compliant
Power Supply Configuration Limitation
 If a lower wattage PSU is used for a
higher wattage configuration, the
server boots and runs but will throttle
performance depending on load
 ThinkServer Power Planner can be
used to estimate power usage for a
specific configuration
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RD350
4x 3.5
8x 2.5
450W
Full
Full
550W
Full
Full
750W
Full
Full
RD450
8x 3.5
8x 2.5
8 x2.5
w/ Tape
16x2.5
24x2.5
450W
Full
Full
Full
Not
Supported
Not
Supported
550W
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
750W
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
1100W
Full
Full
Full
Full
Full
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CPU Feature Summary and Compare
RD340 / RD440
RD350 / RD450
Xeon E5-2400 v2 (Ivy Bridge-EN)
Xeon E5-2600 v3 (Haswell-EP)
Cores / Threads Per Socket
Up to 10 cores / 20 threads
Up to 12 cores / 24 threads
Last-level Cache
Up to 25MB
Up to 30MB
Memory Speed
Up to 1600 MT/s
Up to 2133 MT/s
Quick Path Interconnect
1 channel; up to 8.0 GT/s
2x channels; up to 9.6 GT/s each
Process Technology
22nm
22nm
Feature
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RD350 / RD450 Supported CPUs
E5-2660 v3
Core
Clock
Speed
(GHz)
2.6
E5-2650 v3
2.3
105
25
10/20
9.6










E5-2650L v3
1.8
65
30
12/24
9.6










E5-2640 v3
2.6
90
20
8/16
8.0


n/a







E5-2630 v3
2.4
85
20
8/16
8.0


n/a







E5-2630L v3
1.8
55
20
8/16
8.0


n/a







E5-2623 v3
3.0
105
10
4/8
8.0


n/a







E5-2620 v3
2.4
85
15
6/12
8.0


n/a







E5-2609 v3
1.9
85
15
6/6
6.4

n/a
n/a
n/a



n/a


E5-2603 v3
1.6
85
15
6/6
6.4

n/a
n/a
n/a



n/a


Memory DDR4 Speed
Support (MHz)
1600
1866
2133
TDP
(W)
Cache
(MB)
105
25
10/20
9.6


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Turbo
Boost
AESNI
TXT
VT
HT
RD450
Threads
QPI
Speed
(GT/s)
RD350
SKU
Cores /








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New DDR4 Memory Standard
 DDR4 offers up to 35% power
savings when compared to DDR3L
– DDR3 is 1.5V, DDR3L is 1.35V and
DDR4 is 1.2V
 Higher memory transfer speeds
(up to 2133 MT/s)
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RD350 / RD450 Memory Support
Memory Logical Layout
RD350 / RD450 Implementation
Memory
Types
Architecture
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Supports DDR4 memory
• RDIMM
• LR-DIMM (Load Reduced)
16 DIMMs
• 4 channels per CPU / 2 DIMMs per channel
maximum
Memory
Capacity
• RDIMM: 256GB (16x 16GB)
• LR-DIMM: 512GB (16x 32GB)
Memory
speed
RDIMM
• 1DPC & 2DPC up to 2133MT/s
LR-DIMM
• 1DPC & 2DPC up to 2133MT/s
Memory
RAS
• ECC, Patrol Scrubbing, Demand Scrubbing,
Sparing, Mirroring, Lockstep Mode
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1
DIMM
2
1
DIMM
2
A
Channel 0
B
Channel 1
CPU 1
QPI
x2
Channel 0
A
Channel 1
B
CPU 2
C
Channel 2
Channel 2
C
D
Channel 3
Channel 3
D
System Memory Speed Support
Intel Plan
DIMM
capacity
Type
Ranking
4GB
RDIMM
1R x8
8GB
RDIMM
16GB
32GB
Voltage
Speed (MT/s)
1 DPC
2 DPC
1.2V
2133
1866
1R x4
1.2V
2133
1866
RDIMM
2R x4
1.2V
2133
1866
LRDIMM
4R x4
1.2V
2133
2133
Lenovo Tested & Supported
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DIMM
capacity
Type
Ranking
4GB
RDIMM
1R x8
8GB
RDIMM
16GB
32GB
Voltage
Speed (MT/s)
1 DPC
2 DPC
1.2V
2133
2133
1R x4
1.2V
2133
2133
RDIMM
2R x4
1.2V
2133
2133
LRDIMM
4R x4
1.2V
2133
2133
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 ThinkServer engineering provided
testing and validation beyond original
Intel plan
 Fully supported, no restrictions
Memory Population Rules
Independent Mode
 DIMM capacities, frequency and rank may be
mixed
 Mixing memory type (RDIMM, LR-DIMM) is not
supported
 Populate DIMM farthest from CPU of any given
channel first
RAS Modes (Mirroring, Sparing,
Lockstep)
 DIMM capacities, frequency, rank and type must
be identical
 Populate DIMM farthest from CPU of any given
channel first
 Single Rank DIMMs cannot be used for Sparing
Mode
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Memory Physical Layout
Memory Performance Considerations
 General Guidelines
– Choose a CPU with support for highest memory channel speed
– Best memory performance can be obtained by using a balanced memory configuration.
 Maximum Performance Considerations
– Use all available memory channels (4 per processor, 8 total per system)
– Use identical DIMM populations in size and speed across channels.
– Populate both processors with equal amounts of memory
– Ensure same number of ranks are populated per channel
– Have at least 2 ranks available on each channel
 Examples
– For optimal 2133MHz performance at a given capacity, populate up to 16 DIMMs (up to 8 per CPU)
 Power Consumption Considerations
– Use fewer, higher capacity DIMMs. For example eight 16GB DIMMs will generally have lower power requirements than sixteen 8GB
DIMMs
– Populating more DIMMs per channel and using less channels (opposite of guidance above) will reduce overall system power, but at the
cost of significant performance reduction
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Recommendations for System Memory Configuration
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Capacity
Number of
DIMMs & Size
Channels
# of CPU
DIMM type
Operating
Frequency
Comments
4GB
1x 4GB
1 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
Minimum config for 1 CPU
8GB
1x 8GB
1 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
Cost optimized
16GB
2x 8GB
2 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
Cost optimized
32GB
8x 4GB
4 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
64GB
8x 8GB
4 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
128GB
8x 16GB
4 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
256GB
8x 32GB
4 Channel
1 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
Highest 1 CPU capacity
32GB
8x 4GB
4 Channel
2 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
Cost optimized
64GB
16x 4GB
8 Channel
2 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
128GB
16x 8GB
8 Channel
2 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
192GB
8x 8GB + 8x 16GB
8 Channel
2 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
256GB
16x 16GB
8 Channel
2 CPU
RDIMM
DDR4-2133
512GB
16x 32GB
8 Channel
2 CPU
LRDIMM
DDR4-2133
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Best throughput 1x CPU
Best throughput 2x CPU
Highest capacity at best throughput
Memory Population Rules (Independent mode)
2 CPU’s
Populated
X
8
X
X
16
X
D2
X
X
D1
4
X
C2
X
X
C1
2
X
B2
X
B1
8
X
A2
X
A1
X
D2
4
D1
X
C2
X
CPU 2
C1
2
B2
X
B1
1
A2
A1
1 CPU
Populated
Number
of
DIMMs
CPU 1
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Independent Mode Install Order
CPU 1 only:
A1-B1-C1-D1-A2-B2-C2-D2
CPU 1 & CPU 2: (CPU1)A1-(CPU2)A1-(1)B1-(2)B1-(1)C1-(2)C1-(1)D1-(2)D1-(1)A2-(2)A2-(1)B2-(2)B2-(1)C2-(2)C2-(1)D2-(2)D2
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Population Rules for Memory RAS Modes
Mirroring Mode:
CPU 1
A1B1-C1D1-A2B2-C2D2
CPU 1 & CPU 2
(CPU1)A1B1-(CPU2)A1B1-(1)C1D1-(2)C1D1-(1)A2B2-(2)A2B2-(1)C2D2-(2)C2D2
Sparing Mode:
CPU 1
A1A2-B1B2-C1C2-D1D2
CPU 1 & CPU 2
(CPU1)A1A2-(CPU2)A1A2-(1)B1B2-(2)B1B2-(1)C1C2-(2)C1C2-(1)D1D2-(2)D1D2
LockStep Mode:
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CPU 1
A1B1-C1D1-A2B2-C2D2
CPU 1 & CPU 2
(CPU1)A1A2-(CPU2)A1A2-(1)B1B2-(2)B1B2-(1)C1C2-(2)C1C2-(1)D1D2-(2)D1D2
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RD350 Backplane
Overview

All configurations support Hot Plug drives

All backplanes are 6Gbps

Requires either embedded PCH or slot based PCIe
RAID controller and cables to backplane
BP
BP
Qty
BP
Bays
RAID
110i
(6HD)
1
4x 3.5
1
4x 3.5




2
8x 2.5
1
8x 2.5




Ch
No.
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Total number of BPs for RD350: 2
BP
Color
RAID
500
(8HD)
RAID
710
(8HD)
ODD
Bay
Ch No.: 1
3.5” Chassis
Ch No.: 2
2.5” Chassis
RD350 Storage Connectivity
 ThinkServer embedded RAID 110i via PCH
– LSI firmware stack on Intel C610 PCH hardware
– SATA 6Gbps up to 6 drives
– RAID 0, 1, 10 / with optional upgrade key for RAID 5
SATA
1x SATA (1.5, 3 or 6 Gbps)
PCH
C610
SATA
6x SATA (6 Gbps)
USB
2x USB 2.0
Optical Drive
6x HDD
2x SD card
 ThinkServer RAID 500 adapter
– RAID 0, 1, 10
– RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 with optional upgrade key
 ThinkServer RAID 710 adapter and optional CacheVault
RAID 500 Upgrade Key
RAID 500 Adapter
– 1GB Cache
– RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
– Also options for CacheCade and FastPath (see separate
RAID deck)
RAID 710 CacheVault
RAID 710 Adapter
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RD450 Backplane
Overview

The 2.5” Chassis uses AnyRAID technology but the
3.5” Chassis does not

The 3.5” Chassis requires a slot based PCI
Adapter for storage capabilities
Total number of BPs for RD450: 3
Ch No.: 1
Ch
No.
BP
Color
3.5” Chassis
Any
Any
Any
Any
RAID RAID RAID RAID RAID RAID RAID
110i 110i
500
510i
710
720i 720ix ODD
(6HD) (6HD) (8HD) (8HD) (8HD) (8HD) (24HD) Bay Tape
BP
BP
Qty
BP
Bays
1
8x 3.5
1
8x 3.5

-----

-----

-----
-----

-----
2
8x 2.5
1
8x 2.5
-----

-----

-----

-----

-----
3
8x 2.5
1
8x 2.5
-----

-----

-----

*


8x 2.5
2
16x
2.5
8x 2.5
1
Ch No.: 2
4
5
16x 2.5
1
-----
-----
-----
-----
-----


-----
Ch No.: 4
24x
2.5
-----
-----
-----
-----
-----
-----

-----
-----
Ch No.: 5
*AnyRAID 720ix required for tape device
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Ch No.: 3
2.5” Chassis
RD450 3.5” Chassis Storage Connectivity
SATA
 ThinkServer embedded RAID 110i
– Cables from PCH to 3.5” backplane
1x SATA (1.5, 3 or 6 Gbps)
PCH
C610
SATA
6x SATA (6 Gbps)
Optical Drive
6x HDD
– LSI firmware stack on Intel C610 PCH hardware
– SATA 6Gbps up to 6 drives
USB
2x USB 2.0
2x SD card
– RAID 0, 1, 10 / with optional upgrade key for RAID 5
 ThinkServer RAID 500 adapter
– RAID 0, 1, 10
– RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50 with optional upgrade key
RAID 500 Upgrade Key
RAID 500 Adapter
 ThinkServer RAID 710 adapter and optional CacheVault
– 1GB Cache
– RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 60
– Also options for CacheCade and FastPath (see separate
RAID deck)
RAID 710 CacheVault
RAID 710 Adapter
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RD450 2.5” Chassis Storage Connectivity
 ThinkServer AnyRAID 110i
SATA
– 2.5” chassis uses AnyRAID midplane for pass-thru from PCH
– LSI firmware stack on Intel C610 PCH hardware
– SATA 6Gbps up to 6 drives
PCH
C610
SATA
USB
1x SATA (1.5, 3, 6 Gbps)
6x SATA (6 Gbps)
6x HDD
2x USB 2.0
2x SD card
– RAID 0, 1, 10 / with optional upgrade key for RAID 5
 ThinkServer RAID 510i AnyRAID midplane adapter
– SATA/SAS 6Gbps up to 8 drives
– RAID 0, 1, 10 / with optional upgrade key for 5/50
AnyRAID 110i SATA pass-thru
 ThinkServer RAID 720i AnyRAID midplane adapter
– SATA/SAS 12Gbps up to 8 drives
– RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 601
AnyRAID 510i 6Gb SATA/SAS
– Cache options for 1GB DDR / 1GB, 2GB or 4GB Flash
– Flash cache options include CacheVault, CacheCade and FastPath
 ThinkServer RAID 720ix AnyRAID midplane adapter
– SATA/SAS 12Gbps up to 26 drives
AnyRAID 720i 12Gb SATA/SAS
– RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, 50, 6, 601
– Cache is required for 720ix, and choices are 1GB read-only DDR or
1GB, 2GB or 4GB Flash
– Flash cache options include CacheVault, CacheCade and FastPath
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1 – RAID 6 & 60 only available when cache module installed
Optical Drive
RAID720ix 12Gb 26 Drive SATA/SAS
2.5” chassis
Bus
Max Drives
Tape
SATA
SAS
SSD
RAID 5
Read-only
Cache
Cache w/
Flash &
SuperCap
CacheCade
& FastPath
SED
Support
JBOD mode
3.5” chassis
RD450 Storage Connectivity Chart
RAID 110i
Yes
No
6Gb
6
No
Yes
No
SATA
Only
Optional
No
No
No
No
Yes
AnyRAID
110i
No
Yes
6Gb
6
No
Yes
No
SATA
Only
Optional
No
No
No
No
Yes
RAID 500
Yes
No
6Gb
8
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
No
Yes
RAID 710
Yes
No
6Gb
8
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
No
1GB
Optional
Yes
No
AnyRAID
510i
No
Yes
6Gb
8
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Optional
No
No
No
No
Yes
1GB
Optional
1,2,4GB
Optional
Yes (included
with Flash
Cache option)
Yes
1GB
Optional
1,2,4GB
Optional
Yes (included
with Flash
Cache option)
Yes
AnyRAID
720i
No
AnyRAID
720ix
No
Yes
Yes
12Gb
12Gb
8
26
No
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Notes:
• RAID 110i does not support virtualized OS (such as VMware ESXi or Microsoft Hyper-V)
• RAID 720ix requires a cache module
• RAID 720i must have a cache module installed to support RAID 6 & 60
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Yes, without
cache
No, with cache
Yes
ThinkServer AnyRAID for RD450 2.5” chassis
RAID5
Upgrade
Unique RAID mid-plane mounts behind and plugs into backplane
RAID510i 6Gb 8 Drive
SATA/SAS
RAID110i 6Gb 6 Drive
SATA
1GB Read
Cache
1GB R/W
Cache
RAID720i 12Gb 8 Drive
SATA/SAS
OR
SC
2GB R/W
Cache
OR
RAID5 Upgrade
RAID720ix 12Gb 26 Drive
SATA/SAS
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4GB R/W
Cache
AND
Supercap
AnyRAID 720i and 720ix Options
 Cache choices
 CacheCade
– None (AnyRAID 720i only)
– Included with all flash cache options (not with 1GB DRAM)
– 1GB DRAM for read only application (not protected, no BBU or
supercap)
– Improve the performance of a server’s existing drive
volume(s) by dynamically utilizing SSDs as a dedicated pool
of RAID controller cache.
– 1GB with flash & supercap
– 2GB with flash & supercap
– 4GB with flash & supercap
– 1,2 and 4GB flash cache options include CacheVault (Supercap),
CacheCade and FastPath
1GB
Supercap
SC
1GB Read
Cache
– Combination of HDD capacity and SSD speed
2GB
 FastPath
– Included with all flash cache options (not with 1GB DRAM)
– A high-performance IO accelerator for Solid State Drive
(SSD) arrays
– All data on faster media (SSD) with optimized I/O
CacheCade
FastPath
4GB
Notes:
• 8 SSD max for CacheCade pool
• CacheCade max pool volume size is 512GB, regardless of SSD size(s)
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SD Module Option
 Alternate storage media used for
booting the OS
 Enabled via USB port from system
board (PCH)
 Supports 1 or 2 cards installed
– Cannot be configured as RAID 1 via
hardware
– Top device is ID0 and bottom is ID1
One SD card on each side of module
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Drive Support
 SATA
 PCIe Flash Adapters by Fusion-io
– 3.5” 7,200RPM 6Gbps: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
– 3.5” SSD 6Gbps: 120GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 600GB, 800GB 1
– 2.5” 7,200RPM 6Gbps: 500GB, 1TB
– 2.5” SSD 6Gbps: 120GB, 240GB, 300GB, 480GB, 600GB, 800GB
– PCIe SSD: 1.6TB, 3.2TB (RD450 only)
 Tape
– LTO-6 Half Height with 2.5TB tape cartridge (RD450 only)
 USB SD card
 SAS
– 3.5” 7,200RPM 6Gbps: 1TB, 2TB, 3TB, 4TB
– SD card: 8GB, 32GB
 HDD mix population rules
– 3.5” SSD 12Gbps: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB1
– Support mixed HDD Capacity in system, but not in the same RAID array
(difference in capacity will go unused)
– 2.5” 10,000RPM 6Gbps: 300GB, 600GB, 900GB, 1.2TB
– Support mixed SAS/SATA/SSD in system, but not in the same RAID
Array
– 2.5” 15,000RPM 6Gbps: 146GB, 300GB, 450GB, 600GB
– 2.5” SSD 12Gbps: 200GB, 400GB, 800GB
 SSD maximums
– All SATA or SAS drives in any chassis can be SSD
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1. 2.5” drive in 3.5” carrier
SSD Choices
Read-Optimized SSD Drive
Enterprise Performance
SSD Drive
Enterprise PCIe SSD Card by
Fusion I/O
Interface
6Gb SATA
12Gb SAS
PCIe Gen2 x4
Form Factor
2.5’’ Drive
Or 3.5’’ drive in conversion kit
2.5’’ Drive
Or 3.5’’ drive in conversion kit
PCIe card
Capacity supported
120/240/480/600/800GB
200/400/800GB
1.6TB/3.2TB
4KB Random Read/Write
Performance
75K / 11.5K IOPS
110K /40K IOPS
144K/535K IOPS
Sequential Read/Write
Performance
500MB/s / 450MB/s
750MB/s / 500MB/s
1.6TB card: 1.4GB/S / 1.1GB/s
3.2TB card: 1.5GB/s / 1.3GB/s
Endurance
1 writes/day in 3 years
8 write/day in 5 years
2 writes/day in 5 years
Used for read intensive web and
transactional applications.
Used for web search, transactional
application and enterprise database
Used for web database, web search,
and business critical transactional
applications
Typical user scenario:
•hot read data cache in retail, SMB
Typical user scenario:
•hot read data cache in enterprise
transactional application
Typical user scenario:
•Fast on-line data backup
•full SSD drive configuration for
enterprise database
•Transactional business data analyze
and transfer
Use Case
•full SSD drive configuration for web
cache layer to speed up search.
•Full SSD as cache server in database
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Embedded Ethernet
 3 total ports included
– Two 1Gb ports on embedded Intel i210
– 10/100/1000 PCIe v2.1 x1
– One 1Gb dedicated port for management
(TSM)
– TCP/IP offload
– Port 1 of embedded i210 can be set as
dedicated to OS, or shared with TSM
– PXE boot
• Setting in BIOS
• When set to shared, result is 1 MAC
address for TSM and 1 MAC address for OS
• When set to shared, the TSM connection
speed is 100Mbps
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– Jumbo frames
– Advanced Power Management (APM) and
Wake-on-LAN (WOL)
– iSCSI offload and iSCSI boot are not
supported
System Management Software Positioning
Enterprise System
Management
1:Many
Lifecycle
Management
Platform
Management
1:1
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►ThinkServer Energy Manager
►ThinkServer Power Planner
►ThinkServer Partner Packs for Microsoft SCOM and VMware vCenter
►ThinkServer Deployment Manager
►ThinkServer System Manager
►ThinkServer System Manager Premium
►ThinkServer Diagnostics Windows, Linux, and Standalone Editions
Systems Management Transition
ThinkServer Deployment Manager
ThinkServer Energy Manager
ThinkServer Easy Startup
ThinkServer System Manager
ThinkServer Easy Update
OFFERING
ThinkServer System Manager Premium
Lenovo SmartGrid
TBD
ThinkServer Management Module
ThinkServer Diagnostics Windows Edition
ThinkServer Management Module Premium
ThinkServer Diagnostics Linux Edition
ThinkServer EasyManage
ThinkServer Diagnostics Standalone Edition
ThinkServer Diagnostics Tool
ThinkServer Partner Packs for Microsoft & VMware
ThinkServer Partner Packs for MSFT & VMware
ThinkServer Power Planner
ThinkServer Rack Planner
4th generation
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5th generation
Introducing ThinkServer System Manager
 New …
 Includes
– Completely redesigned systems management
subsystem for fifth-generation ThinkServer systems
– Browser-based GUI
– Comprehensive system level monitoring and alerting
– Power monitoring and management controls
supporting Lenovo Energy Manager
– HTML5 – suitable for mobile devices and tablets
– Advanced authentication and security features
– Easy to navigate user interface to quickly view system
conditions
– Dedicated or shared network port
– PowerShell CLI provides increased flexibility and
scripting capabilities
– Unified platform configuration and control of all
integrated components (Mezzanine, BIOS, BMC,
PSU, RAID)
 ThinkServer System Manager Premium adds
remote access with Virtual Console and Virtual
Media (also includes node license for Energy
Manager)
 … and Improved
– Sensor coverage
– FRU inventory coverage and reporting
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Note: see separate systems management decks for more detail
Introducing ThinkServer Deployment Manager
 New, completely redesigned systems
management configuration and
deployment tools for fifth-generation
ThinkServer systems
 A tools suite that provides a complete set
of provisioning capabilities from a single
interface
– Hardware configuration
– Operating system deployment with drivers
– Updates BIOS and TSM firmware –
maintains backup for rollback
 Integrated into system UEFI environment
– Easy to navigate local graphical user
interface
– No disks or DVD’s
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Security Features
 Optional Trusted Platform Module (TPM)
– HW-based system security feature supporting
TCG 1.2
– Securely stores passwords, certificates and
encryption keys, which can be used to
authenticate the platform
– Server usage models
– Disk encryption – Windows BitLocker Drive
Encryption is a data protection feature available in
Windows Server. BitLocker leverages TPM to protect
user data and to ensure that a server running
Windows Server has not been tampered with
 Optional chassis intrusion switch
 Password Security
– BIOS
– Administrator / User Password
– BMC / TSM
– User access control
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TPM Block Diagram
Additional TSM Security Features
 User authentication through LDAP / Active
Directory, or local hardware-stored user
accounts and passwords
 Role-based authorization
– Enables administrators to configure specific
privileges for each user
 Interface Security
– Session time-out: Provides automatic session
time-out for inactivity (Web, Telnet, SSH, KVM)
– Firewall configurable to block network traffic
based on IP address or network port
 Configurable Network Service ports
– Allows customization of ports used by TSM
services
 Security settings configurable through the
Web interface, PowerShell CLI, and IPMI
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 Encryption secured with 256-bit Secure Sockets
Layer (SSL)
– Secure Web-server (HTTPS)
– Secure LDAP (LDAPS)
– Supports Virtual Console and Virtual Media encryption
 The TSM supports terminal connections to clients
using SSH version 2.0
– SSH uses user ID and password pairs stored in local
user accounts or AD/LDAP server
 VLAN support
– Enables management traffic to be located in a private
“management VLAN” in both dedicated and shared
network modes
– VLAN groups can be used to limit network access to
devices subscribed to the VLAN group
Rear Views
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RD350 Inside
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RD450 Inside
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System Management Download Link
 ThinkServer System Manager
– Embedded into Lenovo ThinkServer
 ThinkServer System Manager Premium
–
http://shop.lenovo.com/SEUILibrary/controller/e/web/LenovoPortal/en_US/catalog.workflow:item.detail?hide_menu_area=true&GroupID=460&Code=4XF0G45867
 ThinkServer Diagnostics
–
RD450 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd450?tabName=Downloads >Diagnostics
–
RD350 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd450?tabName=Downloads >Diagnostics
 ThinkServer Partner Packs
–
RD450 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd450?tabName=Downloads >Enterprise Management
–
RD350 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd450?tabName=Downloads >Enterprise Management
 ThinkServer Deployment Manager
–
Included in Lenovo ThinkServer RD450 and RD350 standard
 ThinkServer Power Planner
–
RD450 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd450/downloads/DS101155
–
RD350 http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd350/downloads/DS101155
 ThinkServer Energy Manager
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–
RD450 Trial Version: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd450/downloads/DS101160
–
RD350 Trial Version: http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/products/servers/thinkserver-rack-servers/thinkserver-rd350/downloads/DS101160
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Where can I find the most recent copy of this presentation?
 Lenovo internal link on the EBG Marketing and Enablement Portal
– Click here.
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