N2125 6Gb SAS/SATA External HBAProduct Guide (withdrawn product)

Updated
21 Aug 2018
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TIPS1062
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Abstract

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA is a low-cost, high-performance 8-port host bus adapter for connectivity to external storage enclosures (JBODs), tapes, and RAID storage systems. With a low-profile form-factor design, the N2125 SAS/SATA HBA offers two x4 external mini-SAS connectors.

Withdrawn: This adapter is now withdrawn from marketing.

Introduction

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA is a low-cost, high-performance 8-port host bus adapter for connectivity to external storage enclosures (JBODs), tapes, and RAID storage systems. With a low-profile form-factor design, the N2125 SAS/SATA HBA offers two x4 external mini-SAS connectors.

Figure 1 shows the N2125 SAS/SATA HBA.

N2215 SAS/SATA HBA
Figure 1. N2125 SAS/SATA HBA

Did you know?

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA provides high performance for storage connectivity for servers by integrating the latest enhancements in PCI Express and SAS technology, offering eight lanes of 6 Gbps SAS matched with eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to eliminate performance bottlenecks and provide high data transfer rates for medium-to-large capacity server storage applications.

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA supports SAS and SATA data transfer rates of 1.5, 3, and 6 Gbps per lane, and it enables maximum connectivity and performance in a low-profile form factor.

Rigorous testing of the N2125 SAS/SATA HBA 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

Table 1 provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Withdrawn: This adapter is now withdrawn from marketing.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Description Part number Feature code
N2125 SAS/SATA HBA 46C9010 A3MV

The N2125 option part number includes the following items:

  • One N2125 adapter with a full-height (3U) bracket
  • One low-profile (2U) bracket
  • Documentation package

Features and specifications

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA has the following features and specifications:

  • LSI SAS2308 6 Gbps I/O controller
  • PCIe low profile, half-length form factor
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Eight external 6 Gbps SAS/SATA ports (support for 6, 3, or 1.5 Gbps speeds)
  • Up to 6 Gbps throughput per port
  • Two external x4 mini-SAS connectors (SFF-8088)
  • Supports connectivity to the external storage systems
  • High-performance IOPS LSI Fusion-MPT architecture
  • Advanced power management support
  • Support for SSP, SMP, STP, and SATA protocols
  • End-to-End CRC with Advanced Error Reporting
  • T-10 Protection Model for early detection of and recovery from data corruption
  • Spread Spectrum Clocking for EMI reductions

Server support

The following tables list the servers that support the N2125 HBA.

Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors

Table 2. Support for System x and dense servers with Xeon E5/E7 v4 and E3 v5 processors
Part
number
Description
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v4)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
sd350 (5493)
46C9010 N2125 SAS/SATA HBA N N N N Y N N

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors

Table 3. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors
Part
number
Description
x3100 M5 (5457)
x3250 M5 (5458)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v3)
nx360 M5 (5465)
46C9010 N2125 SAS/SATA HBA Y Y N N N Y N

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors

Table 4. Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3530 M4 (7160, E5-2400 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3630 M4 (7158, E5-2400 v2)
x3650 M4 (7915, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3650 M4 HD (5460)
x3750 M4 (8752)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (3837)
x3850 X6/x3950 X6 (6241, E7 v2)
dx360 M4 (E5-2600 v2)
nx360 M4 (5455)
46C9010 N2125 SAS/SATA HBA Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y

For more information about the System x servers that support each adapter, see the ServerProven website:

http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/controllers/matrix.shtml

Storage system support

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA supports connectivity to the external storage systems listed in the following table.

Table 5. External SAS disk storage systems

Part number Description
Lenovo Storage S2200
64112B1 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B2 Lenovo Storage S2200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B3 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64112B4 Lenovo Storage S2200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
Lenovo Storage S3200
64113B1 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B2 Lenovo Storage S3200 LFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B3 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Single Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
64113B4 Lenovo Storage S3200 SFF Chassis SAS Dual Controller, Rack Kit, 9x5NBD
IBM Storwize
6096CU2 IBM Storwize V3500 3.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6096CU3 IBM Storwize V3500 2.5-inch Dual Control Storage Controller Unit
6099L2C IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099S2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit
6099T2C IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit
6194L2C IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure
6194S2C IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure
6195SC5 IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the following categories:

Operating system support

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA supports the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Datacenter x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Enterprise x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Standard x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008, Web x86 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server with Xen x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 Server x64 Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server Edition
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 10 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 for x86
  • SUSE LINUX Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
  • VMware ESX 4.1
  • VMware ESXi 4.1
  • VMware vSphere 5.0 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi)
  • VMware vSphere 5.5 (ESXi)

For more information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other prerequisites, see the following ServerProven web page:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/controllers/matrix.shtml

Warranty

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA carries a one-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported System x server, the adapter assumes your system’s base warranty and any Lenovo warranty service upgrade.

Physical specifications

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA has the following physical specifications.

Dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 17 mm (0.7 in.)
  • Width: 69 mm (2.5 in.)
  • Depth: 168 mm (6.0 in.)
  • Weight: 220 g (0.5 lb)

Shipping dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in.)
  • Width: 143 mm (5.6 in.)
  • Depth: 238 mm (9.4 in.)
  • Weight: 315 g (0.7 lb)

Operating environment

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA is supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature (operational): 5 - 40 °C (41 - 104 °F) at 0 - 5,000 m (0 - 16,404 ft)
  • Temperature (non-operational): -40 - 60 °C (-40 - 140 °F) at 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% - 93% (non-condensing)
  • Maximum altitude: 10,700 m (35,105 ft)

Agency approvals

The N2125 SAS/SATA HBA conforms to the following regulations:

  • UL
  • cUL
  • IEC60950
  • EMC
  • FCC
  • TUV
  • CE
  • VCCI
  • BSMI
  • C-tick
  • KC

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