Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series and DE Series Storage Arrays

At Lenovo’s Transform 2.0 conference, Lenovo and NetApp announced a global multi-faceted partnership to bring innovative technology and a simplified experience to help customers modernize IT and accelerate their digital transformation. The ThinkSystem DM Series Unified and DE Series SAN Hybrid and All Flash Storage Arrays are the first solutions from this partnership. Read the DM Series and DE Series Product Guides to get more information about the new storage systems.

Implementing NVMe Drives on Lenovo ServersPlanning / Implementation

11 Jun 2018
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This paper describes the use of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) drives in Lenovo® ThinkSystem™, System x®, ThinkServer® and Flex System™ servers. We introduce the components and explain the key characteristics of the drives. We also explain how to use the tools supplied by key supported operating systems (Windows, Linux and VMware) to form RAID volumes using the NVMe drives. Finally, we describe how to properly recovery a RAID array in the event of a drive failure.

This paper is for IT specialists wanting to learn how to properly install, use and manage NVMe drives in supported Lenovo servers.

Table of Contents

Introduction to NVMe
Setting up NVMe drives in the operating system
Managing NVMe drives and software RAID recovery
Related publications and links

Change History

Changes in the 11 June update

  • Added servers to Table 1 on page 4

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