Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series Performance GuidePlanning / Implementation

11 Jun 2020
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Lenovo® ThinkSystem™ DM Series Storage Arrays run ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. This document covers the performance principles of the ONTAP operating system and the best practice recommendations.

This paper is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, and IT architects who want to learn more about the performance tuning of the ThinkSystem DM Series storage array. It is recommended that users have basic ONTAP operation knowledge.

Table of Contents

ONTAP software introduction
Introduction to ONTAP performance
Performing basic infrastructure checks
The benefits of using NVMe
Why NVMe over Fibre Channel
Best practices for NVMe/FC

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Change History

Changes in the June 11 update:

  • Added the following new sections:
    • “The benefits of using NVMe” on page 14
    • “Why NVMe over Fibre Channel” on page 15
    • “Best practices for NVMe/FC” on page 17

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