Lenovo ThinkSystem 430-8e and 430-16e External SAS HBAsProduct Guide

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3 Jan 2018
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LP0650
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Abstract

The Lenovo ThinkSystem 430-8e and 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBAs are high performance host bus adapters for external storage connectivity in ThinkSystem servers. The 430-8e provides two x4 external mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS. The 430-16e provides four x4 external mini-SAS HD connectors with 16 lanes of 12 Gbps SAS.

This product guide provides essential presales information to understand the ThinkSystem external HBAs and their key features, specifications, and compatibility. This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, IT architects, and other IT professionals who want to learn more about the HBAs and consider their use in IT solutions.

Change History

Changes in the January 3 update:

  • The adapters now support connectivity to external tape systems - Tape backup units section

Introduction

The Lenovo ThinkSystem 430-8e and 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA are high performance host bus adapters for external storage connectivity in ThinkSystem servers. The 430-8e provides two x4 external mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS. The 430-16e provides four x4 external mini-SAS HD connectors with 16 lanes of 12 Gbps SAS.

The following figure shows the ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA.

ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
Figure 1. ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

Did you know?

The 430-8e and 430-16e external HBAs offer improved performance over the previous generation N2225 and N2226 HBAs for System x servers, with a faster processor and more memory. 

Rigorous testing of the ThinkSystem HBAs by Lenovo through the ServerProven program ensures a high degree of confidence in storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing an additional peace of mind, the controller is covered under Lenovo warranty.

Part number information

The following table lists the part numbers and feature codes for the adapters.

Table 1. Ordering information
Part number Feature code Description
7Y37A01090 AUNR ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
7Y37A01091 AUNN ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

The option part numbers includes the following items:

  • Adapter with a full-height (3U) bracket attached
  • Low-profile (2U) bracket
  • Documentation flyer

The following figure shows the ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA. 

ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA
Figure 2. ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA

Features and specifications

The 430 external HBAs have the following features and specifications:

  • PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
  • 12 Gbps SAS/SATA host bus adapter, based on the Broadcom SAS3408 and SAS3416 IOC design
  • PCI low profile, half-length form factor
  • External 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports:
    • 430-8e: 8 SAS/SATA ports
    • 430-16e: 16 SAS/SATA ports
  • Connectivity for up to 512 external SAS or SATA drives (future planned support for an upper limit of 1024 drives)
  • Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
    • Supports 12, 6, or 3 Gbps SAS speeds
    • Supports 6 or 3 Gbps SATA speeds
  • External x4 HD Mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8644):
    • 430-8e: 2 external connectors
    • 430-16e: 4 external connectors
  • Support for external storage systems and tape backup units
  • High performance architecture with very deep queue depth
  • Advanced power management support
  • Support for SSP, SMP, STP, and SATA protocols
  • End-to-End CRC with Advanced Error Reporting
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking for EMI reductions
  • Supports 512e, 512n and 4K (when available) formatted drives
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (CoD).
  • S.M.A.R.T. support.
  • Configuration through
    • XClarity Provisioning Manager UEFI interface
    • XClarity Controller web interface
    • XClarity Administrator Configuration Patterns
    • StorCLI command-line interface
    • LSI Storage Authority (LSA) GUI interface
    • UEFI Human Interface Infrastructure (HII)

The specifications of the adapters are listed in the following table.

Table 2. Specifications
Feature 430-8e 430-16e
Controller chip LSI SAS3408 LSI SAS3416
Host interface PCIe 3.0x8 PCIe 3.0x8
Port interface 12 Gb SAS 12 Gb SAS
Number of ports 8 16
Connectors 2x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644 4x Mini-SAS HD SFF8644
Drive interface SAS/SATA SAS/SATA
Drive type HDD/SSD/SED* HDD/SSD/SED*
Maximum devices 512 (planned: 1024)** 512 (planned: 1024)**
RAID levels None None
JBOD mode Yes Yes
Cache None None
SED support Yes* Yes*

* SED support is by using software on the server (SED commands are passed through the HBA to the drives). 
** Future planned support for an upper limit of 1024 drives

Server support

The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.

Table 3. ThinkSystem server support
Part
number
Description
ST550 (7X09 / 7X10)
SR530 (7X07 / 7X08)
SR550 (7X03 / 7X04)
SR570 (7Y02 / 7Y03)
SR590 (7X98 / 7X99)
SR630 (7X01 / 7X02)
SR650 (7X05 / 7X06)
SR850 (7X18 / 7X19)
SR860 (7X69 / 7X70)
SR950 (7X11 / 7X12 / 7X13)
SD530 (7X21)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
7Y37A01090 ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N
7Y37A01091 ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N

Drive enclosure support

The HBAs support the following 12 Gbps SAS external drive enclosures:

  • Lenovo Storage D1212
  • Lenovo Storage D1224
  • Lenovo Storage D3284

For details about the D1212 and D1224​, see the product guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0512

For details about D3284, see the product guide:
http://lenovopress.com/lp0513

Storage system support

The HBAs support connectivity to the following 12 Gb and 6 Gb SAS storage systems:

  • Lenovo ThinkSystem DS2200
  • Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200
  • Lenovo ThinkSystem DS6200
  • Lenovo Storage S2200
  • Lenovo Storage S3200
  • Lenovo Storage V3700 V2
  • Lenovo Storage V5030

For details about these storage systems, see the relevant product guide:
https://lenovopress.com/storage/san/lenovo?resource_type=product-guide

Tape backup units

The 430-8e and 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBAs support connectivity to external tape drives and autoloaders.

The following table lists the supported external SAS tape backup options.

Tip: Verify the end-to-end support of an IBM tape backup solution through the IBM System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC): http://www.ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

Table 4. External SAS backup options
Part number Description
External SAS tape backup drives
6160S5E IBM TS2250 Tape Drive Model H5S
6160S6E IBM TS2260 Tape Drive Model H6S
6160S7E IBM TS2270 Tape Drive Model H7S
External SAS tape backup autoloaders
6171S5R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO5 HH SAS
6171S6R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO6 HH SAS
6171S7R IBM TS2900 Tape Autoloader w/LTO7 HH SAS
External tape backup libraries
61732UL IBM TS3100 Tape Library Model L2U
61734UL IBM TS3200 Tape Library Model L4U
SAS backup drives for TS3100 and TS3200 Tape Libraries
00NA109 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 SAS Drive Sled
00NA111 6173 LTO Ultrium 5 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00NA117 6173 LTO Ultrium 6 Half High SAS Drive Sled
00WF767 6173 LTO Ultrium 7 Half High SAS Drive Sled

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Backup units category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/backup

Operating systems

The HBAs support the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
  • VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
  • VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5

For more information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other prerequisites, see the ServerProven website: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven

Warranty

The adapters carry a 1-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported ThinkSystem server, the adapters assume the server’s base warranty and any warranty service upgrade.

Operating environment

The adapters are supported in the following environment:

  • Operating:
    • Temperature: 10°C to 55°C (50°F to 131°F)
    • Relative humidity: 20% to 90% (non-condensing)
  • Storage
    • Temperature with package: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
    • Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)

Agency approvals

The adapters have the following agency approvals:

  • FCC Part 15 Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS CISPR 22)
  • Canada (ICES-003 Class B)
  • Europe (EN55022/EN55024)
  • Japan (VCCI V-3)
  • Korea (RRA no 2013-24 & 25)
  • RoHS compliant
  • EN/IEC/UL 60950
  • Taiwan (CNS 13438)
  • USA (FCC 47 CFR part 15 Subpart B class B)
  • WEEE

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