ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA ControllerProduct Guide

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20 Mar 2019
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Abstract

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller is a low-cost 12 Gbps internal RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features on Demand (FoD) license upgrade. The M1215 provides two internal mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates.

Change History

Changes in the March 20 update:

  • Operating system support information is now listed as a set of tables which are automatically generated from ServerProven data - Operating system support section

Introduction

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller is a low-cost 12 Gbps internal RAID 0/1/10 solution that can be upgraded to a cacheless RAID 5 with a Features on Demand (FoD) license upgrade. The M1215 provides two internal mini-SAS HD connectors with eight lanes of 12 Gbps SAS and eight lanes of PCIe 3.0 to facilitate high data transfer rates.

The M1215 controller is a part of the ServeRAID M Series family that offers a complete server storage solution consisting of RAID controllers, cache/flash modules, energy packs, and software feature upgrades in an ultra-flexible offerings structure.


ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller
Figure 1. ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller

Did you know?

The M1215 is an entry-level internal data storage solution that provides hardware RAID capabilities and advanced features, such as online capacity expansion and RAID-level migration. The optional RAID 5 upgrade and support for self encrypting drives no longer requires a hardware key because the upgrade functionality is implemented through Features on Demand (FoD) software licenses.

With increased demand for performance and advanced features, the M1215 provides a seamless migration path to the full-featured RAID controllers, such as the ServeRAID M5210. The information about existing arrays can be recognized and imported into the new controller without any reconfiguration.

Rigorous testing of the M1215 by Lenovo through the ServerProven® program ensures a high degree of confidence in storage subsystem compatibility and reliability. Providing an additional peace of mind, this controller is covered under Lenovo warranty.

Part number information

Table 1 provides the ordering part numbers and feature codes.

Table 1. Ordering part numbers and feature codes

Description Part number Feature code
ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller 46C9114 A45W
ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade-FoD 00AE930 A5H5

The ServeRAID M1215 option part number includes the following items:

  • One ServeRAID M1215 adapter card with full-height (3U) bracket attached
  • Low-profile (2U) bracket
  • Documentation package

The ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade option part number includes the following items:

  • M1200 Series upgrade authorization letter
  • Feature Activation Instructions

Features

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following standard features:

  • Auto-resume on array rebuild or array reconstruction after loss of system power

    Auto-resume uses non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) to save rebuild progress during a host reboot or power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint. Auto-resume ensures that data integrity is maintained through the process. The card supports a number of features that are able to be implemented without rebooting the server. Applications, such as email and web server, benefit from avoiding downtime during transition.

  • Online Capacity Expansion

    Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) allows the capacity of a virtual disk to be expanded by adding new physical disks or making use of unused space on existing disks, without requiring a reboot.

  • Online RAID Level Migration

    Online RAID Level Migration (also known as logical drive migration) provides the ability to migrate a virtual disk from any RAID level to any other RAID level without requiring a reboot. System availability and application functionality remain unaffected.

  • Fast initialization for quick array setup

    Fast initialization quickly writes zeroes to the first and last sectors of the virtual drive. This feature allows you to immediately start writing data to the virtual drive while the initialization is running in the background.

  • Consistency check for background data integrity

    Consistency check verifies that all stripes in a virtual disk with a redundant RAID level are consistent. The consistency check will mirror data when an inconsistent stripe is detected for a RAID 1 and will recreate the parity from the peer disks in the case of a RAID 5. Consistency checks can be scheduled to take place periodically.

  • Extensive online configuration options and advanced monitoring and event notification

    Management tools provide convenience for the configuration of logical volumes and alerting when errors have occurred or are about to occur.

  • Patrol read for media scanning and repairing

    Patrol read is a background sentry service designed to proactively discover and correct media defects (bad sectors) that arise normally as a disk drive ages. The service issues a series of verify commands, and if a bad block is discovered, the card's firmware uses RAID algorithms to recreate the missing data and remap the sector to a good sector. The task is interruptible based on controller activity and host operations. The firmware also provides an interface where the patrol read task can be initiated, set up for continuous operation, and terminated from a management application. Patrol read can be activated by manual command or automatically.

  • Global and dedicated Hot Spare with Revertible Hot Spare support

    A hot spare rebuilds data from all virtual disks within the disk group in which it is configured. ServeRAID provides the ability to define a physical disk as a hot spare to replace a failed drive. Hot spares can be configured as either global or dedicated. A global hot spare allows any physical drive to be designated as a hot spare. A dedicated hot spare allows the user to assign a hot spare drive to a particular array of the same drive type.

  • Single controller multipathing (failover) I/O load balancing

    The ServeRAID's firmware detects and uses multiple paths from the controllers to the SAS drives that are in enclosures. With redundant paths to the same port of a device, if one path fails, another path can be used to communicate between the controller and the drive. Using multiple paths with load balancing, instead of a single path, can increase reliability through redundancy.

  • Human Interface Infrastructure (HII) configuration utility for pre-boot array configuration and management

    HII is a utility that allows you to configure drive groups and logical drives before installing or booting the operating system.

  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

    MegaRAID Storage Manager is an easy-to-use advanced RAID management application that is used across the entire family of ServeRAID M controllers. It allows you to configure, monitor, and maintain drive groups, virtual drives, and advanced features with an intuitive GUI, reducing administrative efforts and simplifying troubleshooting.

Note: RAID 10 and 50 drive groups do not support Online Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration. RAID 0, 1, and 5 drive groups do not support Online Capacity Expansion and Online RAID Level Migration if two or more virtual drives are defined on a single drive group.

The following features are optional and require the purchase of an additional upgrade:

  • RAID 5, 50 support with Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (part number 00AE930)
  • MegaRAID SafeStore support for self-encrypting drive (SED) services

    MegaRAID SafeStore encryption services offer instant secure erase and local key management for self-encrypting drives. Instant secure erase permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning SEDs. SafeStore local key management provides the necessary management and protection of SEDs using a simple pass phrase, security key identifier, and security key file that can be set and applied to all SEDs assigned to a ServeRAID adapter. This feature removes the complexity of managing each SED’s unique encryption key, and essentially, it relieves the administrator of most of the daily tasks of securing data. The SafeStore feature is a part of a RAID 5 upgrade (part number 00AE930).

Technical specifications

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following specifications:

  • LSI SAS3008 12 Gbps RAID on Chip (ROC) controller
  • PCI Low Profile, Half-length - MD2 form factor
  • Eight internal 12 Gbps SAS/SATA ports
  • Two internal mini-SAS HD connectors (SFF-8643)
  • Supports 12, 6, and 3 Gbps SAS and 6 and 3 Gbps SATA data transfer rates
  • Up to 12 Gbps throughput per port
  • PCI Express 3.0 x8 host interface
  • Support both RAID and JBOD (pass-thru mode with system drives) configurations
    • Up to 32 drives, including hot spares, are supported in a RAID configuration.
    • Up to 64 drives are supported in a JBOD (non-RAID) configuration.
  • Support for RAID levels 0, 1, and 10 standard; support for RAID 5, 50 with optional upgrade
  • Zero Controller Cache, no battery/flash backup
  • Support for SAS and SATA hard disk drives (HDDs) and solid-state drives (SSDs)
  • Support for simple swap and hot swap drives
  • Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. Mixing different types of drives in the same array (drive group) not supported.
  • Optional support for self-encrypting drives (SEDs) with MegaRAID SafeStore
  • Support for up to 32 virtual drives, up to 32 drive groups, up to 16 virtual drives per one drive group, and up to 32 physical drives per one drive group
  • Support for virtual drive sizes greater than 2 TB
  • Fixed stripe size of 64 KB
  • Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (COD)
  • S.M.A.R.T. support
  • MegaRAID Storage Manager management software

Feature upgrade matrix

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller provides support for RAID 0, 1, and 10 as standard, ready to use or "out-of-the-box" capabilities. An optional feature upgrade is available to expand standard capabilities with RAID 5, 50 and self-encrypting drives. This Features on Demand (FoD) upgrade is a software license. The following table lists the available upgrade and its capabilities.

Table 2. ServeRAID M1215 optional upgrade and its features

Feature
RAID 5, 50 SED
Option description Part Number Type
ServeRAID M1200 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD 00AE930 FoD Yes Yes

Server support

The following tables list the servers that the M1215 controller is supported in.

Note: The M1215 controller does not support 6 Gb SAS/SATA internal storage backplanes that can be installed in x3500 M4 and x3550 M4 servers.

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

Table 3. 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)
46C9114 ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller Y Y Y Y N Y N
00AE930 ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD Y Y Y Y N Y N

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v3 processors

Table 4. 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)
46C9114 ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller N N Y Y Y N Y
00AE930 ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD N N Y Y Y N Y

Support for servers with Intel Xeon v2 processors

Table 5. 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)
46C9114 ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller Y N Y N N Y N Y Y N N N N
00AE930 ServeRAID M1200 Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade FOD N N N N N N N Y Y N N N N

For more information about the servers that support each adapter, see the ServerProven website:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/controllers/matrix.shtml

Drive support

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller supports the drives that are supported in the servers listed in the following tables. The maximum number of drives that can be connected to the RAID controller is limited by the maximum number of internal drive bays for a supported server.

Table 6. 1.8-inch SSDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
1.8-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
00AJ050 S3500 400GB SATA 1.8" MLC Enterprise Value SSD N N N Y N N N Y N N N N Y
Table 7. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00WG685 300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG690 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG695 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG700 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00NA251 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00NA241 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00NA261 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00NA271 1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 15K
00WG660 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG665 600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00NA221 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00NA231 600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
00NA491 1TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00NA496 2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K
00WG705 300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00WG710 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00NA291 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00WG715 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00WG720 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS SED N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00NA301 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" G3HS 512e SED N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
Table 8. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 10K
90Y8877 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
90Y8872 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
81Y9650 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00AD075 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00NA441 1.8TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS 512e HDD N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 15K
90Y8926 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
81Y9670 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00AJ300 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SAS
00AJ121 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
90Y8953 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
81Y9690 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
00AJ136 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00AJ141 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00NA526 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
81Y9726 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
81Y9730 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" SFF HS HDD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch hot-swap SED HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 10K
90Y8913 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
90Y8908 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
81Y9662 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS SED Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
Table 9. 2.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00FN379 200GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00FN389 400GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00FN399 800GB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00FN409 1.6TB 12G SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00YC460 400GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC465 800GB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC470 1.6TB Enterprise Mainstream 12Gb SAS G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
Table 10. 2.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Capacity
00NA671 3.84TB 6Gb SAS Enterprise Capacity G3HS MLC SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SAS - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00AJ207 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
00AJ212 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
00AJ217 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
49Y6129 200GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
49Y6134 400GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
49Y6139 800GB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
49Y6195 1.6TB SAS 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise SSD N Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00YC320 Intel S3710 200GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC325 Intel S3710 400GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC330 Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00YC529 M500DC 480GB Enterprise Mainstream Plus SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N N N Y N N N N Y N
00AJ395 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00AJ400 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00AJ405 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00AJ410 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC G3HS Enterprise Value SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00AJ355 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N
00AJ360 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N
00AJ365 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N
00AJ370 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N N N N N N N N N N N
2.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
00WG620 Intel S3510 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG625 Intel S3510 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG630 Intel S3510 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00WG635 Intel S3510 800GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
00AJ000 S3500 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00AJ005 S3500 240GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00AJ010 S3500 480GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00AJ015 S3500 800GB SATA 2.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD Y Y N Y N N N N N N N N N
00YC385 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC390 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC395 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC400 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA G3HS 2.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y
00YC365 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD N Y N N N N N N N N N N N
00YC370 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD N Y N N N N N N N N N N N
00YC375 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD N Y N N N N N N N N N N N
00YC380 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 2.5" SSD N Y N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 11. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS
00FN188 2TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00FN208 4TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00FN228 6TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00WH121 8TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
Table 12. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 15K
49Y6092 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N
49Y6102 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SAS
90Y8567 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
90Y8572 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N N Y Y N N N Y Y N
49Y6210 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD N Y Y N N N N N N N N Y N
00ML213 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD Y Y Y N N N N N N N N N N
3.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
81Y9786 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
81Y9790 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
81Y9794 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
00FN113 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00FN143 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00FN173 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD Y Y Y N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00WH126 8TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2HS 512e HDD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
3.5-inch hot-swap SEDs - 6 Gb NL SAS
00W1543 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SAS 3.5" G2HS SED N Y N N N N N N N N N N N
Table 13. 3.5-inch hot-swap 12 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 12 Gb SAS - Enterprise (10+ DWPD)
00WG675 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
00WG680 600GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 3.5" G2HS HDD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
Table 14. 3.5-inch hot-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA SSDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00YC340 Intel S3710 400GB Enterprise Performance SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
00YC345 Intel S3710 800GB Enterprise Performance SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Mainstream (3-5 DWPD)
00AJ435 120GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD N N Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
00AJ445 480GB SATA 3.5" MLC HS Enterprise Value SSD N N Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
3.5-inch hot-swap SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
00WG770 Intel S3510 120GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N
00WG775 Intel S3510 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N
00WG780 Intel S3510 480GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N N N Y Y Y N N N N N N
00YC420 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA HS 3.5" SSD N N Y N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
Table 15. 2.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
00NA597 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3SS HDD N N N N N Y Y N N N Y Y N
00NA622 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3SS HDD N N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
00NA536 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" G3SS 512e HDD N N N N N Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
Table 16. 3.5-inch simple-swap 6 Gb SAS/SATA HDDs
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
3.5-inch simple-swap HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA
81Y9802 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD Y Y N N Y Y Y N Y Y Y Y N
81Y9806 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
81Y9810 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" G2SS HDD Y Y N N Y Y Y N N N Y Y N
Table 17. 2.5-inch internal 12 Gb HDDs for NeXtScale
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K HDDs
00WG725 300GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00WG730 600GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00WG735 900GB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00WG740 1.2TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
Table 18. 2.5-inch internal 6 Gb HDDs for NeXtScale
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 6 Gb SAS 15K HDDs
00WG670 300GB 15K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00AJ290 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
2.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA HDDs
00NA566 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 2.5" 512e HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
2.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 6 Gb SATA HDDs
00AD035 500GB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00AD040 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 2.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
Table 19. 3.5-inch internal 12 Gb HDDs for NeXtScale
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 12 Gb SAS 10K HDDs
00NA356 1.8TB 10K 12Gbps SAS 2.5" 512e HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
Table 20. 3.5-inch internal 6 Gb HDDs for NeXtScale
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
3.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 12 Gb NL SAS HDDs
00FN213 4TB 7.2K 12Gbps NL SAS 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
3.5-inch NeXtScale HDDs - 6 Gb NL SATA and SATA
00FN123 2TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00FN183 6TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NextScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00WH131 8TB 7.2K 6Gbps NL SATA 3.5" 512e HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00AD010 1TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00AD025 4TB 7.2K 6Gbps SATA 3.5" HDD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
Table 21. 2.5-inch internal 6 Gb SSDs for NeXtScale
    Xeon v2 Xeon v3 Xeon v4 & v5
Part
number
Description
x3500 M4 (7383, E5-2600 v2)
x3550 M4 (7914, E5-2600 v2)
x3650 M4 BD (5466)
x3750 M4 (8753)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3650 M5 (5462)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v3)
x3250 M6 (3943)
x3250 M6 (3633)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (8871)
nx360 M5 (5465, E5-2600 v4)
2.5-inch NeXtScale SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Performance (10+ DWPD)
00YC350 Intel S3710 200GB Enterprise Performance SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00YC355 Intel S3710 400GB Enterprise Performance SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
2.5-inch NeXtScale SSDs - 6 Gb SATA - Enterprise Entry (<3 DWPD)
00FN020 120GB SATA 2.5" MLC Enterprise Value SSD for NeXtScale System N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00YC430 240GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y
00YC440 960GB Enterprise Entry SATA 2.5" SSD for NeXtScale N N N N N N N Y N N N N Y

See ServerProven for the latest information about the System x servers and drives support:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven/xseries/controllers/matrix.shtml

Operating system support

The adapter supports the following operating systems:

Tip: This table is automatically generated based on data from Lenovo ServerProven.

Table 22. Operating system support for ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller, 46C9114
Operating systems
x3250 M6 (3633)
nx360 M5 (5465)
x3500 M5 (5464)
x3550 M5 (5463)
x3550 M5 (8869)
x3650 M5 (5462)
x3650 M5 (8871)
Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 N N Y Y Y Y N
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2016 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server 2019 Y N N N Y N Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1709 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Microsoft Windows Server version 1803 N N N N Y N Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with Xen N Y Y Y Y Y Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 Y Y N N Y N Y
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 with Xen Y Y N N Y N Y
VMware vSphere 5.1 (ESXi) N Y Y Y N Y N
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 5.5 Y N Y Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.0 Y Y 1 Y 1 Y 1 Y Y 1 Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.5 N N N Y Y Y Y
VMware vSphere Hypervisor (ESXi) 6.7 Y Y Y N Y N Y

1 [This is a limitation with Lenovo Customized VMWare image having a downlevel LSI/Avago Provider that doesn't work properly with LSI/Avago native driver This issue should be routed to the Lenovo VMware team that owns the Customized image Target Fixed Date: 2016/2/1]

Warranty

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller carries a 1-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 purchased for the system.

Physical specifications

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller has the following physical specifications:

Dimensions (approximate):

  • Height: 69 mm (2.7 in.)
  • Width: 17 mm (0.7 in.)
  • Depth: 170 mm (6.7 in.)
  • Weight: 88 g (0.2 lb.)

Shipping dimensions (approximate):

  • Height: 51 mm (2.0 in.)
  • Width: 143 mm (5.6 in.)
  • Depth: 238 mm (9.4 in.)
  • Weight: 193 g (0.4 lb.)

Operating environment

The ServeRAID M1215 SAS/SATA Controller is supported in the following environment:

  • Temperature:
    • Operational: 5 to 40 degrees C (41 to 104 F) at 0 to 5,000 m (0 to 16,404 ft)
    • Non-operational: -40 to 60 degrees C (-40 to 140 F) at 10,700 m (35,105 ft)
  • Relative humidity: 8% to 93% (noncondensing)

Agency approvals

The adapter conforms to the following regulations:

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

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