What is Lenovo XClarity?

The Lenovo XClarity Controller (XCC) is part of the System Management tools of Lenovo. The company refers to this family of software tools as “foundation software for data centers who put a premium on it efficiency and precision execution.” These software tools and applications aim to help systems administrators standardize, simplify, and automate foundation infrastructure processes. Among this family of software, the XClarity Controller is a powerful management tool for deploying agile IT methodologies and speed up infrastructure delivery.

XClarity Controller acts as a virtual appliance and is embedded in every ThinkSystem server on a separate microprocessor, which provides advanced service-processor control, monitoring, and alerting functions. This controller consolidates the service processor functionality, super I/O, video controller, and remote presence capabilities into a single chip, and it is based on the Pilot4 XE401 baseboard management controller using a dual-core ARM Cortex A9 service processor.

There are two ways to access XClarity Controller management processor remotely:

  • Command Line interface: CLI can be accessed using SSH to log in to the management processor.

  • Web-based interface: We-based interface can be accessed by pointing the browser to IP address of management processor.

Besides this it supports industry standard interfaces for remote connectivity like IMPI, SNMP, CIM-XML, REST etc.