IBM Storwize V3700 for LenovoProduct Guide

Abstract

IBM Storwize V3700 Storage System for Lenovo (Machine Type 6099) is a member of the IBM Storwize family of disk systems. By using IBM Storwize V7000 Storage System and IBM SAN Volume Controller functions, interoperability, and management tools, Storwize V3700 delivers innovation and new levels of storage efficiency with ease of use in an entry-level disk system to enable organizations to overcome their storage challenges.

Storwize V3700 Storage System features two node canisters, with 4 GB cache per canister upgradeable to 8 GB, in a compact, 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure. A 6 Gb SAS and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity is standard, with an option for 8 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) or 10 iSCSI or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity.

Storwize V3700 supports up to 240 drives with up to nine external expansion units. It also offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive form factors, 10 K or 15 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs).

Change History

Changes in the October 31 update:

  • Updated length of the line cord for Japan
  • Updated line cord descriptions

Introduction

IBM Storwize V3700 Storage System for Lenovo (Machine Type 6099) is a member of the IBM Storwize family of disk systems. By using IBM Storwize V7000 Storage System and IBM SAN Volume Controller functions, interoperability, and management tools, Storwize V3700 delivers innovation and new levels of storage efficiency with ease of use in an entry-level disk system to enable organizations to overcome their storage challenges.

Storwize V3700 Storage System features two node canisters, with 4 GB cache per canister upgradeable to 8 GB, in a compact, 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure. A 6 Gb SAS and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity is standard, with an option for 8 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) or 10 iSCSI or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity.

Storwize V3700 supports up to 240 drives with up to nine external expansion units. It also offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive form factors, 10 K or 15 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs).

The Storwize V3700 SFF enclosure is shown in the following figure.

Storwize V3700 SFF enclosure
Figure 1. Storwize V3700 SFF enclosure

Did you know?

Storwize V3700 provides small and midsized organizations with the ability to consolidate and share data at an affordable price, while utilizing advanced software capabilities that often are found in more expensive systems.

Storwize V3700 can be scaled up to 960 TB of raw storage capacity.

Storwize V3700 offers hybrid block storage connectivity with support for 6 Gb SAS, 1 Gb iSCSI, and 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE or 8 Gb FC at the same time.

Key features

The Storwize V3700 storage system provides the following key features and benefits:

  • Scalable, modular storage with dual-active intelligent array node canisters with up to 8 GB cache per canister.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for 6 Gb SAS and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity standard, with optional 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE, 8 Gb FC, or extra 6 Gb SAS or 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity.
  • 6 Gb SAS drive-side connectivity with support for 12x 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF) or 24x 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) drives in the controller unit; scalable up to 120 LFF drives per system with the attachment of LFF expansion units (12x LFF drives each) or up to 240 SFF drives per system with the attachment of SFF expansion unit (24x SFF drives each) to satisfy growing needs for storage capacity and performance.
  • Flexibility in storing data on high-performance SAS SSDs, performance-optimized enterprise SAS HDDs, or capacity-optimized enterprise NL SAS HDDs; mixing and matching drive types and form factors within a single system to perfectly meet performance and capacity requirements for various workloads.
  • Rich set of standard functions are available at no extra cost, including virtualized internal storage, snapshots, thin provisioning, data migration, and data replication.
  • Optional licensed functions, including higher number of snapshots for added scalability, Turbo performance, Easy Tier, and remote mirroring.
  • VMware vSphere Virtual Volumes (VVol) integration brings advanced storage management functions to the virtual machine level for finer VM storage service level control and policy-driven automation.

    Note: VVol integration feature requires IBM Spectrum Control Base Edition for Lenovo that can be downloaded from http://www.ibm.com/support/fixcentral.

  • Intuitive, web-based GUI for easy system set up and management.
  • Extensive interoperability with support for most major server platforms and operating systems.
  • Conforms to applicable Network Equipment Building System (NEBS) level 3 documents and to applicable European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) documents

The Storwize V3700 LFF enclosure is shown in the following figure.

Storwize V3700 LFF enclosure
Figure 2. Storwize V3700 LFF enclosure

The Storwize V3700 supports the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly utilized applications to high-capacity, low usage applications, with the flexible choice of drives.

The following 2.5-inch drives are supported:

  • High-performance SSDs: 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB SAS
  • Performance-optimized, enterprise class disk drives:
    • 300 GB and 600 GB 15K rpm SAS
    • 600 GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB, and 1.8 TB 10K rpm SAS
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline disk drives: 2 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS

The following 3.5-inch drives are supported:

  • Performance-optimized, enterprise class disk drives:
    • 300 GB and 600 GB 15K rpm SAS
    • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, and 1.8 TB 10K rpm SAS
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline disk drives: 4 TB, 6 TB, and 8 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS

All drives are dual-port and hot-swappable. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within the appropriate enclosure, which provides the flexibility to address performance and capacity needs within a single enclosure.

Up to nine Storwize V3700 expansion units are supported by a single Storwize V3700 controller unit. You can intermix 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch expansion units behind a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch controller unit. This configuration delivers the added flexibility to mix 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives within a single system. More drives and expansion units are designed to be dynamically added with virtually no downtime, which helps to quickly and seamlessly respond to ever-growing capacity demands.

The Storwize V3700 storage system is designed to offer high levels of system and data availability with the following technologies:

  • Dual-active, intelligent node canisters with mirrored cache
  • Dual-port drives with automatic drive failure detection and RAID rebuild with global hot spares
  • Redundant hardware, including power supplies and fans
  • Hot-swappable and customer replaceable components
  • Automated path failover support for the data path between the server and the drives

The Storwize V3700 supports the following management interfaces:

  • Web-based graphical user interface (GUI) via HTTPS that requires only a supported browser (Microsoft Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox), so there is no need for a separate console or plug-in
  • Command line interface (CLI) via SSH
  • Storage Management Initiative Specification (SMI-S)
  • SNMP and email notifications

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the Storwize V3700 SFF enclosure.

Front view of the Storwize V3700 SFF enclosure
Figure 3. Front view of the Storwize V3700 SFF enclosure

The following figure shows the front of the Storwize V3700 LFF enclosure.

Front view of the Storwize V3700 LFF enclosure
Figure 4. Front view of the Storwize V3700 LFF enclosure

The following figure shows the rear of the Storwize V3700 Controller Unit.

Rear view of the Storwize V3700 Controller Unit
Figure 5. Rear view of the Storwize V3700 Controller Unit

The following figure shows the rear of the Storwize V3700 Expansion Unit.

Rear view of the Storwize V3700 Expansion Unit
Figure 6. Rear view of the Storwize V3700 Expansion Unit

System specifications

The following table lists the Storwize V3700 storage system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Component Specification
Form factor Storwize V3700 Controller Unit: 2U rack mount
Storwize V3700 Expansion Unit: 2U rack mount
Controller unit configuration Dual controller (known as node canister) configuration.
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10; Distributed RAID 5 and 6 (Distributed RAID is supported with the Spectrum Virtualize Software for V3700 version 7.6 onwards, which requires 4 GB to 8 GB cache upgrades).
Controller cache 8 GB per system (4 GB per node canister) upgradeable to 16 GB (8 GB per node canister). Battery-backed cache protection.
Drive bays Up to 240 SFF drive bays per storage system:
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the controller unit
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the expansion unit; up to 9x expansion units
Up to 120 LFF drive bays per storage system:
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the controller unit
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the expansion unit; up to 9x expansion units
Intermix of SFF and LFF units is supported.
Drive technology SAS and NL SAS HDDs and SAS SSDs. Intermix of HDDs and SSDs is supported.
Drive connectivity

Dual-ported 6 Gb SAS drive attachment infrastructure.

Controller unit with two node canisters (ports per one node canister):
  • 24x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (SFF enclosure)
  • 12x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF enclosure)
  • 1x 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion port for the attachment of the expansion units
Expansion unit with two expansion canisters (ports per one expansion canister):
  • 24x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (SFF enclosure)
  • 12x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF enclosure)
  • 2x 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion ports for the daisy chained attachment of the expansion units
Drives SFF drives:
  • 200 GB, 400 GB, 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB SAS SSDs
  • 300 GB and 600 GB 15K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 600 GB, 900 GB, 1.2 TB, and 1.8 TB 10K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 2 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
LFF drives:
  • 300 GB and 600 GB 15K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, and 1.8 TB 10K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 4 TB, 6 TB, and 8 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
Storage capacity Up to 960 TB (120x 8 TB NL SAS HDDs)
Host connectivity Standard ports (per controller unit with two node canisters):
  • 6x 6 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644) (3 ports per node canister)
  • 4x 1 Gb iSCSI host ports (UTP, RJ-45) (2 ports per node canister)
Optional additional ports on host interface cards (per controller unit with two node canisters):
  • 8x 6 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644) (4 ports per node canister)
  • 8x 1 Gb iSCSI host ports (UTP, RJ-45) (4 ports per node canister)
  • 4x 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE SFP+ host ports (SW fiber optics, LC) (2 ports per node canister)
  • 8x 8 Gb FC SFP host ports (SW or LW fiber optics, LC) (4 ports per node canister)
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2, 2012 and 2012 R2; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 10, 11, and 12; VMware vSphere 5.0, 5.1, 5.5, and 6.0.
Standard software features Virtualization of internal storage, Thin Provisioning, One-way Data Migration, FlashCopy snapshots (up to 64 targets).
Optional features Turbo Performance, Easy Tier, Remote Mirroring, FlashCopy snapshots (up to 2,040 targets).
Performance (non-Turbo / Turbo)*
  • Up to 200,000 / 295,000 cache read IOPS
  • Up to 45,000 / 67,000 disk read IOPS
  • Up to 12,300 / 14,000 disk write IOPS
  • Up to 23,000 / 33,000 disk mixed (70% read/30% write) IOPS
  • Up to 3.3 / 5.95 GBps sequential cache read throughput
  • Up to 2.5 / 4.1 GBps sequential disk read throughput
  • Up to 0.81 / 1.4 GBps sequential disk write throughput
Configuration maximums** Per system:
  • Maximum number of storage pools: 1,024
  • Maximum number of logical volumes: 2,048
  • Maximum logical volume size: 256 TB
  • Maximum number of drives in a RAID array: 16
  • Maximum number of drives in a distributed RAID array: 128 (including up to 4 spares)
  • Maximum number of RAID arrays: 128
  • Maximum number of distributed RAID arrays: 10
  • Maximum hot spare drives: No limit
  • Maximum number of host ports: 2,048
  • Maximum number of hosts: 256
  • Maximum number of host ports per one host: 32
  • Maximum number of snapshots: 2,040 (requires an optional license)
  • Maximum number of remote mirroring relationships: 2,048 (requires an optional license)
Cooling Redundant cooling with the fan modules that are built into power supplies.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 735 W AC or 800 W DC power supplies.
Hot-swap parts Node canisters, expansion canisters, SFP/SFP+ transceivers, drives, power supplies with fans.
Management interfaces 2x 1 GbE ports (UTP, RJ-45) in a primary/redundant configuration.
Web-based GUI; SSH CLI; SMI-S; SNMP and email notifications.
Security features Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), user level security, LDAP authentication
Warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite warranty with 9x5 next business day terms. Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo: 24x7 coverage, 2-hour or 4-hour response time, 1-year or 2-year warranty extensions, Hard Drive Retention.
Dimensions Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.); width: 483 mm (19.0 in.); depth: 556 mm (21.9 in.)
Weight
  • 3.5-inch controller unit: Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb); Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
  • 3.5-inch expansion unit: Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb); Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
  • 2.5-inch controller unit: Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb); Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
  • 2.5-inch expansion unit: Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb); Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

* Performance measurements with the maximum number of 15K rpm HDDs supported by the system.
** For a detailed list of configuration limits and restrictions for a specific version of the Storwize V3700 software, see the following online document: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1004388

Controller units

The following table lists the models of the Storwize V3700 controller units.

Table 2. Ordering information for Storwize V3700 controller units
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature code
IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Controller Unit 6099L2C 6099-12C ACAN
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit 6099S2C 6099-24C ACBN
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Controller Unit 6099T2C 6099-2DC ACDJ

* MTM = Machine Type (first four digits) - Model (last three digits and letters)

The part number for the Storwize V3700 controller unit includes the following items:

  • One Storwize V3700 LFF or SFF controller unit with two power supplies with cooling modules and with two node canisters
  • Two 2.8 m, 10 A/100 - 250 V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cables (AC-powered models only)
  • Two DC power cables (DC-powered models only)
  • Rack mount hardware kit
  • Publications package

The Storwize V3700 controller units ship with two node canisters. A node canister provides interfaces for host connectivity, management, and internal drives, and it runs storage management and virtualization software.

Each Storwize V3700 controller unit ships with 8 GB of battery-backed cache (4 GB per node canister) that can be upgraded to 16 GB (8 GB per node canister). The following table lists cache upgrade option.

Table 3. Cache upgrade option
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one controller unit
4GB to 8GB Cache Upgrade 00MJ101 ACHB 2*

* One per node canister; both node canisters must have the same cache size.

The Storwize V3700 controller units ship with the following host connectivity interfaces:

  • 4x Gigabit Ethernet (RJ-45) ports (2 ports per node canister) for 1 Gb iSCSI host connectivity and management
  • 6x 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) ports (3 ports per node canister) for 6 Gb SAS direct host attachments

Each node canister has one expansion slot for an optional host interface card (HIC). The following host interfaces can be added to the Storwize V3700 controller unit with optional HICs (if HICs are used, two HICs of the same type are required per one controller unit):

  • 8x 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) ports (4 ports per HIC) for extra SAS connectivity (for a total of 14x 6 Gb SAS ports per controller unit)
  • 8x GbE (RJ-45) ports (4 ports per HIC) for extra iSCSI connectivity (for a total of 12x GbE ports per controller unit)
  • 4x 10 GbE SFP+ ports (2 ports per HIC) with four SW SFP+ optical transceivers (LC connectors) installed for 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE connectivity
  • 8x 8 Gb FC SFP ports (4 ports per HIC) with four SW SFP optical transceivers (LC connectors) installed (2 transceivers per HIC) for FC connectivity (a pair of extra 8 Gb FC SW or LW SFP transceivers is available for ordering as an option)

Note: Both node canisters must have the same type of the host interface card installed, and both cards must have SFP/SFP+ modules of the same type, if any.

The following table lists the available host port configurations for the Storwize V3700 controller units.

Table 4. Storwize V3700 controller unit host port configurations
Port type 6 Gb SAS 1 Gb iSCSI 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE 8 Gb FC
Number of ports Standard configuration
6 (3 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) - -
Optional configurations
14 (7 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) - -
6 (3 per node canister) 12 (2 per node canister) - -
6 (3 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) -
6 (3 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) - 8 (4 per node canister)

The following table lists ordering information for the host connectivity options for the Storwize V3700 controller units.

Table 5. Host connectivity options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one controller unit
Host connectivity card options
6Gb SAS 4 Port Host Interface Card 00MJ093 ACHJ 2*
8Gb FC 4 Port Host Interface Card 00MJ095 ACHK 2*
1Gb iSCSI 4 Port Host Interface Card 00MJ097 ACHL 2*
10Gb iSCSI - FCoE 2 Port Host Interface Card 00MJ099 ACHM 2*
SFP options for 8 Gb FC host interface card (ships with a pair of 8 Gb FC SW SFP transceivers)
8Gb FC SW SFP Transceivers (Pair) 00MJ103 ACHS 2**
8Gb FC LW SFP Transceivers (Pair) 00MJ105 ACHT 4***
Cable options for FC, FCoE, and 10 Gb iSCSI host connectivity (AC-powered models only)
Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN499 ASR5 8
Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6 8
Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7 8
Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN508 ASR8 8
Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN511 ASR9 8
Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN514 ASRA 8
Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN517 ASRB 8
Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN520 ASRC 8
Cable options for FC, FCoE, and 10 Gb iSCSI host connectivity (AC- and DC-powered models)
1m Fiber Cable (LC) (FC only) 00MJ168 ACSJ 8
5m Fiber Cable (LC) (FC only) 00MJ170 ACSK 8
10m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ174 ACSS 8
25m Fiber Cable (LC) (FC only) 00MJ172 ACSL 8
SAS host connectivity cables - Mini-SAS HD (controller) to Mini-SAS (host)
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 00MJ162 ACSA 14
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 00MJ163 ACSB 14
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 00MJ166 ACSC 14
SAS host connectivity cables - Mini-SAS HD (controller) to Mini-SAS HD (host)
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ176 ACTA 14
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ178 ACTB 14
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ180 ACTC 14

* Up to one per node canister; both node canisters must have the same connectivity type.
** Up to one extra SW SFP module pair per 8 Gb FC host interface card in the node canister; both node canisters must have the same connectivity type.
*** Up to two LW SFP module pairs per 8 Gb FC host interface card in the node canister; both node canisters must have the same connectivity type. The second pair of LW SFP modules replaces the SW SFP modules that ship standard with the 8 Gb FC HIC.

The Storwize V3700 controller units provide 6 Gb SAS internal dual-port drive connectivity, and each controller unit also has two 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) ports (1 port per node canister) for 6 Gb SAS expansion unit connectivity.

Expansion units

The Storwize V3700 controller unit supports attachment of up to nine Storwize V3700 expansion units. Intermix of LFF and SFF units is supported. The enclosures can be added to the system non-disruptively.

The following table lists the models of the Storwize V3700 expansion units.

Table 6. Ordering information for Storwize V3700 expansion units
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature code
IBM Storwize V3700 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit 6099LEU 6099-12E ACAS
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit 6099SEU 6099-24E ACBS
IBM Storwize V3700 2.5-inch DC Storage Expansion Unit 6099TEU 6099-2DE ACDS

The part number for the expansion unit includes the following items:

  • One Storwize V3700 LFF or SFF expansion unit with two power supplies with cooling modules and with two expansion canisters
  • Two 2.8 m, 10 A/100 - 250 V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cables (AC-powered models only)
  • Two DC power cables (DC-powered models only)
  • Rack mount hardware kit
  • Publications package

Each Storwize V3700 expansion unit ships with two expansion canisters. Each expansion canister provides 6 Gb SAS connectivity to the internal drives and two external 6 Gb SAS x4 ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644 connectors labelled Port 1 and Port 2) that are used for connections to the Storwize V3700 node canisters and for daisy chaining the expansion units between each other. The expansion port (Port 4) on the Storwize V3700 node canister is connected to the Port 1 on the expansion canister. The Port 2 on the expansion canister is connected to the Port 1 on the expansion canister in the adjacent enclosure, and so on.

The expansion unit connectivity topology is shown in the following figure.

Expansion unit connectivity topology
Figure 7. Expansion unit connectivity topology

The following table lists ordering information for the expansion unit connectivity options.

Table 7. Expansion unit connectivity options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one expansion unit
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ176 ACTA 2*
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ178 ACTB 2*
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ180 ACTC 2*

* One cable per expansion canister; two cables are required per each expansion unit.

Drives

The Storwize V3700 LFF controller and expansion units support up to 12 LFF hot-swap drives, and the Storwize V3700 SFF units support up to 24 SFF hot-swap drives.

The following table lists drive options for the Storwize V3700 LFF units.

Table 8. LFF drive options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one LFF unit
3.5-inch SAS hot-swap HDDs
300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MJ135 ACKS 12
600 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MJ137 ACKT 12
900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MJ131 ACKJ 12
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MJ133 ACKK 12
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MN524 ASTK 12
3.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
4 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MJ129 ACKC 12
6 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MN522 ASTJ 12
8 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00WC008 AT0T 12

The following table lists drive options for the Storwize V3700 SFF units.

Table 9. SFF drive options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one SFF unit
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap HDDs
300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MJ141 ACLB 24
600 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MJ145 ACLK 24
600 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MJ143 ACLC 24
900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MJ147 ACLL 24
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MJ149 ACLM 24
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MN526 ASTL 24
2.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
2 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00WC011 AT0W 24
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap SSDs
200 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00MJ154 ACMD 24
400 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00MJ156 ACME 24
800 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00MJ158 ACMF 24
1.6 TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00WC014 AT0Z 24
3.2TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00MM832 ATQS 24

Software

Note: Storwize V3700 functional capabilities that are described in this product guide are based on the Spectrum Virtualize Family Software for Storwize V3700 version 7.8. The Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V3700 version 7.8 requires 8 GB cache memory per node canister.

The following features are included with every Storwize V3700 storage system:

  • RAID levels 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10

    Provides the flexibility to choose the level of data protection that is required.

  • Distributed RAID 5 and 6
    Helps improve performance and availability with significantly faster rebuild time by allowing data to be distributed across more physical drives that are used simultaneously.
  • Virtualization of internal storage

    Enables rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes.

  • Thin Provisioning

    Optimizes efficiency by allocating disk storage space in a flexible manner among multiple users, based on the minimum space required by each user at any time. With thin provisioning, applications use only the space they are actually using, not the total space that is allocated to them.

  • One-way Data Migration

    Enables easy and nondisruptive moves of volumes from another storage system onto the Storwize V3700 Storage System by using FC or SAS connectivity.

  • FlashCopy

    Enables creation of copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development, and have the copies available almost immediately. Base software supports up to 64 FlashCopy targets per system.

The Storwize V3700 storage capabilities can be expanded with optional licensed functions. Each optional Storwize V3700 function is licensed on a per-system basis and covers controller unit and all attached expansion units.

To help evaluate the benefits of these new capabilities, licensed functions (with the exception of FlashCopy upgrade) can be enabled at no charge for a 90-day trial period. Trials are started from the Storwize management GUI and do not require any Lenovo intervention. Upon expiration of the trial, the function is automatically disabled unless a license key for that function was installed onto the machine.

The following optional licensed functions are available:

  • Turbo Performance

    Turbo performance increases the maximum IOPS and throughput of a Storwize V3700 Storage System. Configurations with greater than 80 disk drives or more than five SSDs are ideal candidates to benefit from the increased IOPS offered with Turbo performance. Configurations with greater than 30 HDDs are suited to benefit from the throughput increase offered with Turbo performance.

  • FlashCopy Upgrade

    FlashCopy allows the creation of copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development, and have the copies available almost immediately. All Storwize V3700 storage systems support up to 64 targets per system at no charge. The FlashCopy upgrade option increases this support to 2,040 FlashCopy targets per system.

  • Easy Tier

    Storage tiering helps optimize storage use with data location to improve system performance, reduce costs, and simplify management. Easy Tier automatically and dynamically moves frequently accessed data to flash (solid-state) drives in the system, which results in flash drive performance without manually creating and managing storage tier policies. Easy Tier makes it easy and economical to deploy flash drives in the environment.

  • Remote Mirroring

    The remote mirroring feature provides storage system-based data replication by using synchronous or asynchronous data transfers over IP, FC, or FCoE communication links:

    • Metro Mirror maintains a fully synchronized copy at metropolitan distances (up to 300 km).
    • Global Mirror operates asynchronously and helps maintain a copy at much greater distances (up to 8000 km) 
    Both functions support VMware Site Recovery Manager for disaster recovery.

    For ultimate flexibility, Storwize V3700 remote mirroring interoperates with any other Storwize family system, including Storwize V7000, Storwize V5000, and SAN Volume Controller.

    The remote mirroring option must be acquired (or licensed) for the primary (local) and secondary (remote) systems. If Storwize V3700 is mirrored to a system other than Storwize V3700, the other system must have the appropriate and applicable license for remote mirroring.

The following table lists ordering information for optional software features.

Table 10. Optional software features
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one controller unit
Turbo Performance 00MJ117 ACFA 1
FlashCopy Upgrade 00MJ119 ACFE 1
Remote Mirroring 00MJ121 ACFJ 1
Easy Tier 00MJ123 ACFN 1

Power cables

The Storwize V3700 AC-powered units ship standard with two 2.8 m, 10 A/100 - 250 V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 rack power cables. Optionally, country-specific line cords also can be ordered (see the following table; each part number or feature code contains two line cords that are needed per one unit).

Table 11. Ordering information for country-specific line cords for AC-powered models
Description Part number Feature code
1.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US/Chicago) 2x Line Cords 00MJ248 AS25
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) 2x Line Cords 00MJ232 ARZT
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) 2x Line Cords 00MJ233 ARZU
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) 2x Line Cords 00MJ234 ARZV
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) 2x Line Cords 00MJ235 ARZW
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa) 2x Line Cords 00MJ236 ARZX
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) 2x Line Cords 00MJ237 ARZY
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) 2x Line Cords 00MJ238 ARZZ
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) 2x Line Cords 00MJ239 AS00
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) 2x Line Cords 00MJ240 AS01
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) 2x Line Cords 00MJ241 AS02
2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) 2x Line Cords 00MJ242 AS03
2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) 2x Line Cords 00MJ242 AS03
2.8m, 10A/110V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) 2x Line Cords 00MJ243 AS04
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to NBR 6147 (Brazil) 2x Line Cords 00MJ244 AS05
2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) 2x Line Cords 00MJ245 AS06
2.8m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) 2x Line Cords 00MJ247 AS08
4.3m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) 2x Line Cords 00MJ246 AS07

For DC-powered units, two DC power cables are included with the unit.

Physical specifications

The Storwize V3700 units have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 483 mm (19.0 in.)
  • Depth: 556 mm (21.9 in.)
  • Approximate weight::
    • 3.5-inch storage controller unit:
      • Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb)
      • Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
    • 3.5-inch storage expansion unit:
      • Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb)
      • Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
    • 2.5-inch storage controller unit:
      • Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb)
      • Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
    • 2.5-inch storage expansion unit:
      • Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb)
      • Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

Operating environment

The Storwize V3700 units are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating: 10 °C - 35 °C (50 °F - 95 °F) at 30.5 m (100 ft) below to 3,000 m (9,840 ft) above sea level
    • Storage: -10 °C - +50 °C (14 °F - 125 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating: 20% - 80%
    • Storage: 10% - 90%
  • Electrical power (AC-powered models):
    • Voltage range: 100 V AC - 240 V AC
    • Frequency: 50 Hz - 60 Hz
    • Power:
      • 3.5-inch storage controller unit: 358 watts
      • 3.5-inch storage expansion unit: 300 watts
      • 2.5-inch storage controller unit: 405 watts
      • 2.5-inch storage expansion unit: 338 watts
  • Electrical power (DC-powered models):
    • Voltage range: -42 V DC to -60 V DC
    • Voltage nominal:-48 V DC
    • Current: 12.0 A
    • Power:
      • SFF control enclosure: 356 watts
      • SFF expansion enclosure: 278 watts
  • Heat dissipation (BTU per hour):
    • AC-powered models:
      • 3.5-inch storage controller unit: 1,222
      • 3.5-inch storage expansion unit: 1,024
      • 2.5-inch storage controller unit: 1,383
      • 2.5-inch storage expansion unit: 1,154
    • DC-powered models:
      • 2.5-inch storage controller unit: 1,215
      • 2.5-inch storage expansion unit: 949
  • Acoustical noise emission:
    • 3.5-inch controller unit:
      • 6.0 bels (idling)
      • 6.0 bels (operating)
    • 2.5-inch controller unit:
      • 6.1 bels (idling)
      • 6.1 bels (operating)

Warranty services and upgrades

The Storwize V3700 has a three-year Customer Replaceable Unit (CRU) and onsite warranty with 9x5/next business day (NBD) terms. Lenovo offers the service upgrades through warranty maintenance upgrades and post-warranty maintenance agreements with a well-defined scope of services, including service hours, response time, term of service, and service agreement terms and conditions.

Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings are country-specific. Not all warranty service upgrades are available in every country. For more information about Lenovo warranty service upgrade offerings that are available in your country, refer to the Lenovo Enterprise Solutions Configurator (LESC):
http://lesc.lenovo.com

The warranty service definitions for the Storwize V3700 system are listed in the following table.

Table 12. Warranty service definitions
Term Description
On-site service A service technician arrives at the client’s location for equipment service.
24x7x2 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within two hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
24x7x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service around the clock, every day, including Lenovo holidays.
9x5x4 hour A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location within four business hours after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. For example, if a customer reports an incident at 3:00 pm on Friday, the technician will arrive by 10:00 am the following Monday.
9x5 next business day A service technician is scheduled to arrive at the client’s location on the business day after remote problem determination is completed. Lenovo provides service 8:00 am - 5:00 pm in the client's local time zone, Monday - Friday, excluding Lenovo holidays. Calls received after 4:00 pm local time require an extra business day for service dispatch. Next business day service is not guaranteed.
Committed Repair Problems receive priority handling so that repairs are completed within the committed time of 6 or 24 hours. Lenovo provides service 24 hours/day, every day, including Lenovo holidays.

In general, the following types of Lenovo warranty service upgrades for the Storwize V3700 are available:

  • Warranty and maintenance service upgrades:
    • Three, four, or five years of 9x5 or 24x7 service coverage
    • Onsite response from next business day to two or four hours
    • Committed repair service
    • Up to five years of warranty extension for all service levels in one or two year increments
  • Committed Repair Service

    Committed Repair Services enhances the level of Warranty Service Upgrade or Post Warranty/Maintenance Service offering associated with the selected systems. Offerings vary and are available in select countries.

    • Priority handling to meet defined time frames to restore the failing machine to good working condition
    • Committed repair service levels are measured within the following coverage hours:
      • 24x7x6: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 6 hours
      • 24x7x24: Service performed 24 hours per day, 7 days per week, within 24 hours
  • Hard Drive Retention

    Lenovo’s Hard Drive Retention service is a multi-drive hard drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of hard drives that are installed in your Lenovo system. In the unlikely event of a hard drive failure, you retain possession of your hard drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The Hard Drive Retention service can be purchased in convenient bundles with our warranty upgrades and extensions.

  • Hardware Installation Services

    Lenovo experts can seamlessly manage the physical installation of your server, storage, or networking hardware. Working at a time convenient for you (business hours or off shift), the technician will unpack and inspect the systems on your site, install options, mount in a rack cabinet, connect to power and network, check and update firmware to the latest levels, verify operation, and dispose of the packaging, allowing your team to focus on other priorities. Your new systems will be configured and ready for your software installation.

Regulatory compliance

The Storwize V3700 conforms to the following regulations:

  • FCC: Verified to comply with Part 15 of the FCC Rules, Class A
  • Canada ICES-003, Class A
  • Australia and New Zealand Class A statement
  • European Union Council Directive 2004/108/EC
  • EN 55022, Class A
  • Japan VCCI Class A statement
  • People's Republic of China Class A statement
  • Taiwan Class A compliance statement
  • Korea KCC Class A statement
  • Russia EMI Class A statement

Interoperability

Lenovo provides end-to-end storage compatibility testing to deliver interoperability throughout the network. The Storwize V3700 supports attachment to Lenovo System x®, ThinkServer®, and Flex System™ hosts by using SAS, iSCSI, FC, or FC over Ethernet (FCoE) storage connectivity protocols. Hybrid storage connectivity also is supported.

Note: Tables that are provided in this section are for ordering reference purposes only. End-to-end storage configuration support must be verified through the System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC):
http://ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

SAS connectivity

The following table lists currently available SAS adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with the Storwize V3700 SAS storage (direct attach).

Table 13. SAS adapters
Description Part number
ThinkSystem SAS HBAs
ThinkSystem 430-8e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 7Y37A01090
ThinkSystem 430-16e SAS/SATA 12Gb HBA 7Y37A01091
System x SAS HBAs
6Gb SAS HBA 46M0907
N2125 SAS/SATA HBA (6Gb) 46C9010
N2225 SAS/SATA HBA (12Gb) 00AE912
N2226 SAS/SATA HBA (12Gb) 00AE916
ThinkServer SAS HBAs
Lenovo ThinkServer 9300-8e PCIe 12Gb 8 Port External SAS Adapter by LSI 4XB0F28703

FCoE or iSCSI connectivity

The Storwize V3700 supports end-to-end 10 Gb FCoE connectivity with native FCoE ports or FCoE connectivity via FCoE/FC gateways with native FC ports. Lenovo RackSwitch™, Brocade, and Cisco converged switches can be used to provide FCoE connectivity with the Storwize V3700 FC storage.

The Storwize V3700 also supports iSCSI attachments via standard 1 Gb or 10 Gb Ethernet network. Any compatible Ethernet switch, including Lenovo RackSwitch top of rack (TOR) switches and integrated BladeCenter or Flex System Ethernet I/O modules, can be used to provide iSCSI connectivity with the Storwize V3700 iSCSI storage.

With software iSCSI initiators, any supported 1 Gb Ethernet or 10 Gb Ethernet adapter for Lenovo servers is compatible with the Storwize V3700 iSCSI storage.

Currently available converged FCoE/iSCSI adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with Storwize V3700 are listed in the following table. Other HBAs also might be supported (see the SSIC for details).

Table 14. Converged FCoE/iSCSI adapters
Description Part number
System x converged adapters
Emulex VFA5 ML2 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Adapter (Requires 00D8544) 00D1996
Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA IIIr (Requires 90Y5178) 00Y7730
Emulex Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA IIIr (Requires 95Y3760) 00D8540
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ Adapter and FCoE/iSCSI SW 00JY830
Emulex VFA5 2x10 GbE SFP+ PCIe Adapter (Requires 00JY824) 00JY820
Qlogic Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ Embedded VFA (Requires 90Y5179) 90Y6454
Qlogic 8200 Dual Port 10GbE SFP+ VFA (Requires 00Y5624) 90Y4600
System x FoD upgrades required for FCoE/iSCSI support
Emulex VFA5 ML2 FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD) (Required for 00D1996) 00D8544
Emulex Mezz VFA III/IIIr FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD) (Required for 00Y7730) 90Y5178
Emulex VFA III/IIIr FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD) (Required for 00D8540) 95Y3760
Emulex VFA5 FCoE/iSCSI SW for PCIe Adapter (FoD) (Required for 00JY820) 00JY824
Qlogic Embedded VFA FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD) (Required for 90Y6454) 90Y5179
Qlogic 8200 VFA FCoE/iSCSI License (FoD) (Required for 90Y4600) 00Y5624
Flex System converged adapters
Flex System CN4022 2-port 10Gb Converged Adapter 88Y5920
Flex System CN4052 2-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (Requires 00JY804) 00JY800
Flex System CN4054 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (Requires 90Y3558) 90Y3554
Flex System CN4054R 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (Requires 90Y3558) 00Y3306
Flex System CN4058S 8-port 10Gb Virtual Fabric Adapter (Requires 94Y5164) 94Y5160
Flex System FoD upgrades required for FCoE/iSCSI support
Flex System CN4052 Virtual Fabric Adapter SW Upgrade (FoD) (Required for 00JY800) 00JY804
Flex System CN4054 Virtual Fabric Adapter Upgrade (FoD) (Required for 90Y3554, 00Y3306) 90Y3558
Flex System CN4058S Virtual Fabric Adapter SW Upgrade (FoD) (Required for 94Y5160) 94Y5164

Fibre Channel connectivity

The Storwize V3700 supports direct FC attachments and FC switch-based attachments. Brocade and Cisco SAN switches can be used to provide FC connectivity with the Storwize V3700 FC storage.

Currently available FC adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with the Storwize V3700 FC storage are listed in the following table. Other HBAs also might be supported (see the SSIC for details).

Table 15. Fibre Channel adapters
Description Part number
System x HBAs: 16 Gb FC
Emulex 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 81Y1662
Emulex 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 81Y1655
QLogic 16Gb FC Single-port HBA 00Y3337
QLogic 16Gb FC Dual-port HBA 00Y3341
System x HBAs: 8 Gb FC
Emulex 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA 42D0494
Emulex 8Gb FC Single-port HBA 42D0485
QLogic 8Gb FC Dual-port HBA 42D0510
QLogic 8Gb FC Single-port HBA 42D0501
ThinkServer HBAs: 16 Gb FC
ThinkServer QLE2672 PCIe 16Gb 2 Port FC Adapter by Qlogic 4XC0F28745
ThinkServer LPe16000B Single Port 16Gb FC HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28653
ThinkServer LPe16002B Dual Port 16Gb Fiber Channel HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28650
ThinkServer LPe16002B-M6-L PCIe 16Gb 2 Port FC HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28705
ThinkServer LPe16004B-M6-L PCIe 16Gb 4 Port FC HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28681
ThinkServer LPm16002-M6-L AnyFabric 16Gb 2 Port FC HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28706
ThinkServer HBAs: 8 Gb FC
ThinkServer QLE2562 Dual Port 8Gb Fibre Channel HBA by Qlogic 0C19482
ThinkServer LPe16002B-M8-L PCIe 8Gb 2 Port FC HBA by Emulex 4XB0F28704
Flex System HBAs: 16 Gb FC
Flex System FC5052 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter 95Y2386
Flex System FC5054 4-port 16Gb FC Adapter 95Y2391
Flex System FC5172 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter 69Y1942
Flex System HBAs: 8 Gb FC
Flex System FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 95Y2375
Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 69Y1938

Networking switches

The following table lists currently available Ethernet and FC rack-mount switches that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Storwize V3700 storage solutions.

Table 16. Ethernet and FC rack-mount switches
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI connectivity)
Lenovo RackSwitch G7028 (Rear to Front) 7159BAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G7052 (Rear to Front) 7159CAX
Lenovo RackSwitch G8052 (Rear to Front) 7159G52
10 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI connectivity)
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032 RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159A1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1032T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159B1X
Lenovo ThinkSystem NE1072T RackSwitch (Rear to Front) 7159C1X
10 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI connectivity, FCoE transit switch)
Lenovo RackSwitch G8124E (Rear to Front) 7159BR6
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264 (Rear to Front) 7159G64
Lenovo RackSwitch G8272 (Rear to Front) 7159CRW
Lenovo RackSwitch G8296 (Rear to Front) 7159GR6
Converged 10 GbE and 8 Gb FC (iSCSI connectivity, FCoE/FC gateway, end-to-end FCoE)
Lenovo RackSwitch G8264CS (Rear to Front) 7159DRX
8 Gb FC
Lenovo B300, 8 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR3
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR4
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 8Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 3873BR2
16 Gb FC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D2Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 24 ports activated, 24x 16Gb SWL SFP, Enterprise SW, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D1Y
Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 3873AR5
Lenovo B6510, 24 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 3873BR3
32 Gb FC
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D3Y
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 24 Ports Activated, 24x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 6415G11
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB620S, 48 Ports Activated, 48x 32Gb SWL SFPs, 2 PS, Rail Kit 6415G2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB400D 32Gb FC Director, Up to 192 ports, 8U, Enterprise SW 6684B2A
Lenovo ThinkSystem DB800D 32Gb FC Director, Up to 384 ports, 14U, Enterprise SW 6682B1A

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

The following table lists currently available Ethernet and FC embedded switches and pass-thru modules for Flex System that can be used in Storwize V3700 storage solutions.

Table 17. Ethernet and FC embedded switches for Flex System
Description Part number
1 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI connectivity)
Lenovo Flex System EN2092 1Gb Ethernet Scalable Switch 49Y4294
10 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI connectivity, FCoE transit switch)
Lenovo Flex System Fabric EN4093R 10Gb Scalable Switch 00FM514
Lenovo Flex System SI4091 10Gb System Interconnect Module 00FE327
Lenovo Flex System Fabric SI4093 System Interconnect Module 00FM518
Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender for Flex System* 94Y5350
Cisco Nexus B22 Fabric Extender with FET bundle for Flex System* 94Y5355
Converged 10 GbE and 8 Gb FC (iSCSI connectivity, FCoE/FC gateway, end-to-end FCoE)
Lenovo Flex System Fabric CN4093 10Gb Converged Scalable Switch 00FM510
Converged 10 GbE and 16 Gb FC (iSCSI connectivity, FCoE/FC gateway)
Lenovo Flex System EN4023 10Gb Scalable Switch 94Y5212
8 Gb FC
Lenovo Flex System FC3171 8Gb SAN Switch 69Y1930
16 Gb FC
Lenovo Flex System FC5022 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch 88Y6374
Lenovo Flex System FC5022 24-port 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch (includes two 16 Gb SFPs) 00Y3324
Lenovo Flex System FC5022 24-port 16Gb ESB SAN Scalable Switch 90Y9356
Pass-thru modules (require a compatible external switch)
Lenovo Flex System EN4091 10Gb Ethernet Pass-thru 88Y6043
Lenovo Flex System FC3171 8Gb SAN Pass-thru 69Y1934

* Requires a supported Cisco Nexus top of rack switch.

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

Operating systems

The Storwize V3700 supports host attachments to the System x and ThinkServer servers and Flex System compute nodes with the following operating systems:

  • Microsoft:
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2016 (Hyper-V)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 (Hyper-V)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2012 (Hyper-V)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 (Hyper-V)
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2008
  • Red Hat:
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
    • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • SUSE:
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 10
  • VMware:
    • VMware vSphere 6.5
    • VMware vSphere 6.0
    • VMware vSphere 5.5
    • VMware vSphere 5.1
    • VMware vSphere 5.0

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the rack cabinets that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Storwize V3700 storage solutions.

Table 18. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
25U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 2 sidewall compartments) 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack (1000 mm deep; 6 sidewall compartments) 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack (6 sidewall compartments) 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack (1105 mm deep; 4 sidewall compartments) 93084EX

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Rack cabinets category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/racks

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Storwize V3700 storage solutions.

Table 19. Power distribution units
Description Part number
0U Basic PDUs
0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ776
0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ777
0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A/200-240V/346-415V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 532P6 line cord 00YJ778
0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A/200-240V 3 Phase PDU with IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ779
Switched and Monitored PDUs
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ NEMA L6-30P line cord 00YJ781
0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A/200-240V/1Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 332P6 line cord 00YJ780
0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched / Monitored 32A/200-240V/346-415V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 532P6 cord 00YJ782
0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A/200-240V/3Ph PDU w/ IEC60309 460P9 line cord 00YJ783
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4002
1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3Ph PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd cord 46M4003
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU (without line cord) 46M4004
1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 46M4005
Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module (without line cord) 71762NX
Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3ph with IEC 309 3P+Gnd line cord 71763NU
C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI C13 Enterprise PDU+ (without line cord) 39M2816
DPI Single Phase C13 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8941
C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI Single Phase C19 Enterprise PDU (without line cord) 39Y8948
DPI 60A 3 Phase C19 Enterprise PDU with IEC 309 3P+G (208 V) fixed line cord 39Y8923
Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
DPI 30amp/125V Front-end PDU with NEMA L5-30P line cord 39Y8938
DPI 30amp/250V Front-end PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord 39Y8939
DPI 32amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8934
DPI 60amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8940
DPI 63amp/250V Front-end PDU with IEC 309 2P+Gnd line cord 39Y8935
Universal PDUs (7x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
DPI Universal 7 C13 PDU (with 2 m IEC 320-C19 to C20 rack power cord) 00YE443
NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
DPI 100-127V PDU with fixed NEMA L5-15P line cord 39Y8905
Line cords for PDUs that ship without a line cord
DPI 30a Line Cord (NEMA L6-30P) 40K9614
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9612
DPI 32a Line Cord (IEC 309 3P+N+G) 40K9611
DPI 60a Cord (IEC 309 2P+G) 40K9615
DPI 63a Cord (IEC 309 P+N+G) 40K9613
DPI Australian/NZ 3112 Line Cord (32A) 40K9617
DPI Korean 8305 Line Cord (30A) 40K9618

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power Distribution Units category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table list the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo that can be used in Storwize V3700 storage solutions.

Table 20. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-15R 12A outlets) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A outlets) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (8x NEMA 5-20R 16A outlets) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) (6x NEMA 5-20R 16A, 1x NEMA L5-30R 24A outlets) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 1x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (8x IEC 320 C13 10A, 2x IEC 320 C19 16A outlets) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) (4x IEC 320-C19 16A outlets) 55949PX

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Uninterruptible Power Supply Units category:
http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/ups

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