IBM Storwize V5000 for LenovoProduct Guide

Abstract

IBM Storwize V5000 is a highly flexible, easy to use virtualized storage system that enables midsize organizations to meet the challenges of rapid data growth and limited IT budgets. As an intermediate Storwize family offering, Storwize V5000 enables organizations to consolidate and provide new capabilities to their infrastructures.

This product guide describes the Storwize V5000 Storage System that is available from Lenovo. It also provides essential pre-sales information to understand the structure of the offering, its key features and specifications, components and options, and configuration guidelines.

This guide is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, and IT architects who want to learn more about Storwize V5000 and consider its use in their solutions.

Change History

Changes in the April 4 update:

  • Control Enclosures are withdrawn

Introduction

IBM Storwize V5000 for Lenovo (Machine Type 6194) is a highly flexible, easy to use virtualized storage system that enables midsize organizations to meet the challenges of rapid data growth and limited IT budgets. As an intermediate Storwize family offering, Storwize V5000 enables organizations to consolidate and provide new capabilities to their infrastructures.

Storwize V5000 control enclosure models include two node canisters, each with 8 GB cache for a system total of 16 GB cache. Standard is 6 Gb SAS and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity, with an option for 8 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) or 10 iSCSI or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity.

The LFF enclosure models support up to 12 3.5-inch drives, while the small form factor (SFF) enclosure models support up to 24 2.5-inch drives. High-performance disk drives, high-capacity nearline disk drives, and flash (solid-state drives [SSDs]) are supported. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure, which provides the flexibility to address performance and capacity needs within a single enclosure. You can also intermix large form factor (LFF) and SFF expansion enclosures behind an LFF or SFF control enclosure.

A Storwize V5000 system scales up to 480 drives with the attachment of up to 19 Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures. All Storwize V5000 functional capabilities are provided through IBM Storwize Family Software for Storwize V5000. The Storwize V5000 SFF enclosure is shown in the following figure.

Storwize V5000 SFF enclosure
Figure 1. Storwize V5000 SFF enclosure

Did you know?

A single Storwize V5000 system can be scaled up to 1.92 PB of raw storage capacity. With external virtualization, the system can manage up to 32 PB in total.

Storwize V5000 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.

Storwize V5000 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A Storwize V5000 clustered system can contain two Storwize V5000 systems and up to 960 drives.

Storwize V5000 for Lenovo includes three or five years of Software Subscription and Support (model dependent).

Key features

The Storwize V5000 storage system provides the following features:

  • Scalable enterprise storage with a dual active/active intelligent array node canisters with 8 GB cache each for high availability and performance.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for a mix of 6 Gb SAS, 1 Gb iSCSI, and 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE or 8 Gb FC connectivity at the same time.
  • A 6 Gb SAS drive-side connectivity with support for 12x 3.5-inch LFF or 24x 2.5-inch SFF drives in the control enclosure, which are scalable up to 240 LFF drives per system with the attachment of Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure (12x LFF drives each) or up to 480 SFF drives per system with the attachment of Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure (24x SFF drives each) to satisfy growing needs for storage capacity and performance.
  • With two-way system clustering, the size of the system can be doubled to a maximum of 960 drives.
  • Further scalability can be achieved with virtualization of external storage. When Storwize V5000 virtualizes an external disk system, capacity in the external system inherits the functional richness and ease of use of Storwize V5000.
  • Flexibility in storing data on high-performance SAS SSDs, performance-optimized enterprise SAS hard disk drives (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.
  • Storwize V5000 combines various IBM technologies, including thin provisioning, automated tiering, external and internal storage virtualization, clustering, replication and multiprotocol support.
  • 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 next-generation GUI for easy system set up and management.
  • Extensive interoperability with support for most major server platforms and operating systems.

The Storwize V5000 LFF enclosure is shown in the following figure.

Storwize V5000 LFF enclosure
Figure 2. Storwize V5000 LFF enclosure

The Storwize V5000 supports the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly used applications to high-capacity, low usage applications.

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 19 Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures are supported by a single Storwize V5000 control enclosure. You can intermix 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch expansion enclosures behind a 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch control enclosure. 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 V5000 storage system offers 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 V5000 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 figures show the front of the Storwize V5000 SFF and LFF enclosures.

Front view of the Storwize V5000 SFF enclosure
Figure 3. Front view of the Storwize V5000 SFF enclosure

Front view of the Storwize V5000 LFF enclosure
Figure 4. Front view of the Storwize V5000 LFF enclosure

The following figure shows the rear of the Storwize V5000 Control Enclosure.

Rear view of the Storwize V5000 Control Enclosure
Figure 5. Rear view of the Storwize V5000 Control Enclosure

The following figure shows the rear of the Storwize V5000 Expansion Enclosure.

Rear view of the Storwize V5000 Expansion Enclosure
Figure 6. Rear view of the Storwize V5000 Expansion Enclosure

System specifications

The following table lists the Storwize V5000 storage system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Components Specification
Form factor Storwize V5000 control enclosure: 2U rack mount
Storwize V5000 expansion enclosure: 2U rack mount
Controller configuration Dual controller (known as node canister) configuration per control enclosure. Two control enclosures can be combined into a single Storwize V5000 clustered system (or cluster).
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10; Distributed RAID 5 and 6 (internal storage only)
Controller cache 16 GB per single system (8 GB per node canister); 32 GB per cluster. Battery-backed cache protection.
Drive bays Up to 480 SFF drive bays per single system (up to 960 SFF drive bays per cluster):
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the control enclosure
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the expansion enclosure; up to 19x expansion enclosures
Up to 240 LFF drive bays per single system (up to 480 LFF drive bays per cluster):
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the control enclosure
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the expansion enclosure; up to 19x expansion enclosures
Intermix of SFF and LFF enclosures 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.

Control enclosure with two node canisters (ports per one node canister):

  • 24x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (SFF chassis)
  • 12x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF chassis)
  • 2x 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS SFF-8644) expansion port for the attachment of the external enclosures
Expansion enclosure with two expansion canisters (ports per one expansion canister):
  • 24x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (SFF chassis)
  • 12x 6 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF chassis)
  • 2x 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS SFF-8644) expansion ports (IN and OUT) for the daisy chained attachment of the external enclosures
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 GB 10K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 4 TB, 6 TB, and 8 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
Storage capacity
  • Up to 1.92 PB (240x 8 TB NL SAS HDDs) per single system
  • Up to 3.84 PB (480x 8 TB NL SAS HDDs) per cluster
Host connectivity Standard ports (per control enclosure with two node canisters):
  • 4x 6 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644) (2 ports per node canister)
  • 4x 1 Gb iSCSI host ports (UTP, RJ-45) (2 ports per node canister)
Extra ports must be configured by selecting one of the following host port options (per control enclosure with two node canisters):
  • 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, Dual-system clustering, HyperSwap (requires a Remote Mirroring license)
Optional features Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, External Virtualization.
Performance (single system)*
  • Up to 500,000 cache read IOPS
  • Up to 100,000 disk read IOPS
  • Up to 20,000 disk write IOPS
  • Up to 45,000 disk mixed (70% read/30% write) IOPS
  • Up to 5.7 GBps sequential cache read throughput
  • Up to 5.6 GBps sequential disk read throughput
  • Up to 1.8 GBps sequential disk write throughput
Configuration maximums** Per one control enclosure (I/O group) / cluster (if different):
  • Maximum storage capacity (including virtualized external storage): 32 PB
  • Maximum number of storage pools: 1,024
  • Maximum number of logical volumes: 2,048 / 4,096
  • 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 / 20
  • Maximum hot spare drives: No limit
  • Maximum number of host ports: 2,048 / 4,096
  • Maximum number of hosts: 256 / 512
  • Maximum number of host ports per one host: 32
  • Maximum number of snapshots: 2,048 / 4,096 (requires an optional license)
  • Maximum number of remote mirroring relationships: 2,048 / 4,096 (requires an optional license)
Cooling Redundant cooling with the fan modules that are built into power supplies.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 800 W AC 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
Hardware 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.
Software maintenance Three-year or five-year (model dependent) base software maintenance is included.
Dimensions Height: 87 mm (3.4 in); width: 483 mm (19.0 in); depth: 556 mm (21.9 in)
Weight
  • LFF control enclosure: Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb); Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
  • SFF control enclosure : Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb); Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
  • LFF expansion enclosure: Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb); Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
  • SFF expansion enclosure: 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 V5000 software, see the following online document:
http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1004971

Control enclosures

The following table lists the models of the Storwize V5000 control enclosures.

Product availability: Storwize V5000 Control Enclosures are withdrawn and no longer available for ordering.

Table 2. Ordering information for the Storwize V5000 control enclosures
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature codes*
Worldwide models (except Latin America)
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194L2C 6194-12C ADL4 / ASHN / ASHM
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941A1 6194-12C ADL4 / ASHN / AU0T
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194S2C 6194-24C ADL6 / ASHN / ASHM
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941C1 6194-24C ADL6 / ASHN / AU0T
Latin America models
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194L2L 6194-12C ADL4 / ASHN / ASHM
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Control Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941AL 6194-12C ADL4 / ASHN / AU0T
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194S2L 6194-24C ADL6 / ASHN / ASHM
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Control Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941CL 6194-24C ADL6 / ASHN / AU0T

* Feature codes for System unit base hardware / Base software / Software support and subscription.

The part number for the Storwize V5000 controller unit includes the following items:

  • One Storwize V5000 LFF or SFF control enclosure with two power supplies with cooling modules and with two node canisters
  • Rack mount hardware kit
  • Publications package

Note: Power cables are not included and must be ordered separately (for more information, see Table 12).

The Storwize V5000 control enclosures 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.

The Storwize V5000 control enclosures ship with the following host connectivity interfaces:

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

The Storwize V5000 must be configured with eight 8 Gb FC ports or four 10 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI or FCoE) ports by ordering a pair of the host interface cards (HICs) that supply the following interfaces:

  • 4x 10 GbE SFP+ ports (2 ports per HIC) with four SW SFP+ optical transceivers (LC connectors) included for 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE connectivity
  • 8x 8 Gb FC SFP ports (4 ports per HIC) with eight SW SFP optical transceivers (LC connectors) included for FC connectivity (a pair of optional 8 Gb FC LW SFP transceivers is available for ordering as an option; it replaces a pair of the SW SFP transceivers that are included with the FC HIC)

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.

The following table lists the available host port configurations for the Storwize V5000 control enclosures.

Table 3. Storwize V5000 control enclosure host port configurations
Port type 6 Gb SAS 1 Gb iSCSI 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE 8 Gb FC
Number of ports Standard ports Extra ports on a pair of HICs (required)
4 (2 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister) -
4 (2 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 V5000 control enclosures.

Table 4. Storwize V5000 host connectivity options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one control enclosure
Host interface cards
8 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 00NC625 AC00 1
10 Gb Ethernet 2 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 00NC627 AC01 1
SFP transceiver options for 8 Gb FC host interface card (ships with four 8 Gb FC SW SFP transceivers)
8Gb FC LW SFP Transceivers (Pair) 00MJ105 ACHT 4*
Cable options for 8 Gb FC host connectivity
1m Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ168 ACSJ 8
5m Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ170 ACSK 8
25m Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ172 ACSL 8
Cable options for 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE host connectivity
10m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ174 ACSS 4
SAS host connectivity cables: Mini-SAS HD (controller) to Mini-SAS (host)
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 00MJ162 ACSA 4
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 00MJ163 ACSB 4
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS) 00MJ166 ACSC 4
SAS host connectivity cables: Mini-SAS HD (controller) to Mini-SAS HD (host)
0.6m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ176 ACTA 4
1.5m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ178 ACTB 4
3m SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00MJ180 ACTC 4

* A pair of LW SFP modules replaces a pair of SW SFP modules that ship standard with the 8 Gb FC HIC. 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 Storwize V5000 control enclosures provide 6 Gb SAS internal dual-port drive connectivity, and each control enclosure also has four 6 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) ports (2 port per node canister) for 6 Gb SAS expansion enclosure connectivity.

Expansion enclosures

The Storwize V5000 Control Enclosure supports attachment of up to 19 Storwize V5000 LFF or SFF expansion enclosures. Intermix of LFF and SFF enclosures is supported. The expansion enclosures can be added to the system non-disruptively.

The following table lists the models of the Storwize V5000 LFF and SFF expansion enclosures.

Table 5. Part numbers and feature codes for ordering Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature codes*
Worldwide models (except Latin America)
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194LEU 6194-12E ADL5 / ASHQ / ASHP
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941B1 6194-12E ADL5 / ASHQ / AU0U
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194SEU 6194-24E ADL7 / ASHQ / ASHP
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941D1 6194-24E ADL7 / ASHQ / AU0U
Latin America models
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194LEL 6194-12E ADL5 / ASHQ / ASHP
IBM Storwize V5000 LFF Expansion Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941BL 6194-12E ADL5 / ASHQ / AU0U
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure, w/3 Yr S&S 6194SEL 6194-24E ADL7 / ASHQ / ASHP
IBM Storwize V5000 SFF Expansion Enclosure, w/5 Yr S&S 61941DL 6194-24E ADL7 / ASHQ / AU0U

* Feature codes for System unit base hardware / Base software / Software support and subscription.

The part number for the Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures includes the following items:

  • One Storwize V5000 LFF or SFF expansion enclosure with two power supplies with cooling modules and with two expansion canisters
  • Rack mount hardware kit
  • Publications package

Note: Power cables are not included and must be ordered separately (for more information, see Table 12).

Each Storwize V5000 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 V5000 node canisters and for connecting the expansion units between each other. One of the expansion ports (Port 3 or Port 4) on the Storwize V5000 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.

Note: Up to 10 expansion enclosures can be connected to Port 3 in a daisy-chained manner, and up to nine expansion enclosures can be connected to Port 4 in a daisy-chained manner, for a total of 19 expansion enclosures per one control enclosure.

The expansion enclosure 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 enclosure connectivity options.

Table 6. Expansion enclosure connectivity options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one expansion enclosure
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

Drives

The Storwize V5000 LFF control and expansion enclosures support up to 12 LFF hot-swap drives. The Storwize V5000 SFF enclosures support up to 24 SFF hot-swap drives.

The following tables lists drive options for the Storwize V5000 LFF and SFF enclosures, respectively.

Table 7. LFF drive options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one LFF enclosure
3.5-inch SAS hot-swap HDDs
300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC629 AC10 12
600 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC631 AC11 12
900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC633 AC20 12
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC635 AC21 12
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MN538 ASTS 12
3.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
4 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC641 AC32 12
6 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MN536 ASTR 12
8 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00WC009 AT0U 12
Table 8. SFF drive options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one SFF enclosure
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap SSDs
200 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00NC656 AC93 24
400 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00NC658 AC94 24
800 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00NC660 AC95 24
1.6 TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00WC015 AT10 24
3.2 TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00MM833 ATQT 24
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap HDDs
300 GB 15,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC645 AC51 24
600 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC649 AC60 24
600 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC647 AC52 24
900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC651 AC61 24
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC653 AC62 24
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MN540 ASTT 24
2.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
2 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00WC012 AT0X 24

Software

Note: Storwize V5000 functional capabilities that are described in this product guide are based on the Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V5000 version 7.8.

The following functions are included with every Storwize V5000:

  • 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 for internal storage
    Helps improve performance and availability with significantly faster rebuild time by allowing data to be distributed across more physical drives that are used simultaneously.
  • Dual-system clustering

    Storwize V5000 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A Storwize V5000 clustered system can contain two Storwize V5000 systems and up to 960 drives.

  • HyperSwap for Spectrum Virtualize
    Provides dual-site, active-active access to a volume for high availability and disaster recovery configurations. With active-active relationships between the volume copies at each site, HyperSwap configurations can be used to maintain access to data on the system when site-wide failures or outages occur, using a flexible choice of host multipathing drivers.

    Note: HyperSwap feature requires a Remote Mirroring license and a third site to host an FC- or IP-based quorum device for an automatic tie-break in the event of a potential link failure between the two main sites.

  • Virtualization of internal storage

    Enables rapid, flexible provisioning and simple configuration changes.

  • Thin provisioning

    Optimizes efficiency by allocating drive storage space in a flexible manner among multiple applications that is based on the minimum space that is required by each application at any time. With thin provisioning, applications use only the space they are actually using (not the total space that was allocated to them) which allows clients to purchase storage they need today and add storage as application requirements grow.

  • One-way data migration

    Enables easy and nondisruptive moves of volumes from another storage system onto the Storwize V5000 Storage System by using FC or SAS connectivity.

  • Embedded GUI

    Intuitive, web-based next-generation GUI for easy system set up and management.

The Storwize V5000 storage capabilities can be expanded with optional licensed functions. Each optional Storwize V5000 software license is required for each control enclosure, expansion enclosure, and externally virtualized enclosures.

The following optional licensed functions are available:

  • Easy Tier

    Easy Tier provides a mechanism to seamlessly migrate frequently accessed data between three tiers of storage (Flash drives, SAS, NL SAS). This migration can be to different tiers of internal drives or to external storage systems that are virtualized by Storwize V5000.

  • FlashCopy

    Enables creation of copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development and have the copies available almost immediately. Storwize V5000 supports up to 2,048 FlashCopy targets per system and up to 4,096 FlashCopy targets per cluster.

  • Remote mirroring

    This feature provides storage system-based data replication by using synchronous or asynchronous data transfers over IP, FC, or FCoE communication links.

    For ultimate flexibility, Storwize V5000 remote mirroring interoperates with any other Storwize family system, including Storwize V7000, Storwize V3700, and SAN Volume Controller.
    • Metro Mirror maintains a fully synchronized copy at metropolitan distances (up to 300 km)
    • Global Mirror operates asynchronously and helps maintain a copy at greater distances (up to 8000 km)

    The remote mirroring licenses must be acquired for the primary (local) and secondary (remote) systems. If Storwize V5000 is mirrored to a system other than Storwize V5000, the other system must have the appropriate and applicable licenses for remote mirroring.

  • External Virtualization

    This feature helps consolidate storage systems from various vendors that are connected into single FC networking. Storage administrator can manage and provision storage to applications from a single user interface and use a common set of advanced functions across all the storage systems under the control of Storwize V5000.

The following tables list ordering information for optional software features for Storwize V5000 control enclosures.

Table 9. Software licenses for Storwize V5000 control enclosures: North America, Asia Pacific
Description Part number Maximum quantity per one control enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE103 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE104 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE106 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE105 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA183 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA184 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA186 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA185 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, and Remote Mirroring licenses.

Table 10. Software licenses for Storwize V5000 control enclosures: Latin America, EMEA
Description Part number Maximum quantity per one control enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year base software maintenance included
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE258 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE259 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE261 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE260 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year base software maintenance included
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA212 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA213 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA215 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA214 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, and Remote Mirroring licenses.

The following tables list ordering information for optional software features for Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures.

Table 11. Software licenses for Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures: North America, Asia Pacific
Description Part number Maximum quantity per one expansion enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year base software maintenance included
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE123 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE124 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE126 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE125 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year base software maintenance included
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA187 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA188 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA190 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA189 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, and Remote Mirroring licenses.

Table 12. Software licenses for Storwize V5000 expansion enclosures: Latin America, EMEA
Description Part number Maximum quantity per one expansion enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year base software maintenance included
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE278 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE279 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE281 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE280 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year base software maintenance included
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA216 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA217 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA219 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V5000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA218 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, and Remote Mirroring licenses.

The following tables list ordering information for optional external virtualization software features for Storwize V5000.

Table 13. External virtualization licenses for Storwize V5000: North America, Asia Pacific
Description Part number Maximum quantity per one external storage enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year base software maintenance included
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Base w/3 Yr S&S 00KH164 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Bundle w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE143 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Easy Tier w/3 Yr S&S 00KE144 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-FlashCopy w/3 Yr S&S 00KE146 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Rmt Mirror w/3 Yr S&S 00KE145 1**
Software licenses for models with 5-year base software maintenance included
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Base w/5 Yr S&S 01DA191 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Bundle w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA192 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Easy Tier w/5 Yr S&S 01DA193 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-FlashCopy w/5 Yr S&S 01DA195 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Rmt Mirror w/5 Yr S&S 01DA194 1**

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, and Remote Mirroring licenses.
** One license for each storage enclosure that is attached to, and externally managed by, the Storwize V5000.

Table 14. External virtualization licenses for Storwize V5000: Latin America, EMEA
Description Part number Maximum quantity per one external storage enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year base software maintenance included
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Base w/3 Yr S&S 00KH166 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Bundle w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE298 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Easy Tier w/3 Yr S&S 00KE299 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-FlashCopy w/3 Yr S&S 00KE301 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Rmt Mirror w/3 Yr S&S 00KE300 1**
Software licenses for models with 5-year base software maintenance included
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Base w/5 Yr S&S 01DA220 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Bundle w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA221 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Easy Tier w/5 Yr S&S 01DA222 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-FlashCopy w/5 Yr S&S 01DA224 1**
Storage V5000/V5030 External Virtualization V7-Rmt Mirror w/5 Yr S&S 01DA223 1**

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, and Remote Mirroring licenses.
** One license for each storage enclosure that is attached to, and externally managed by, the Storwize V5000.

Note: A storage enclosure that is externally managed by the Storwize V5000 is defined as an independently powered, channel-attached device that stores data on magnetic disks or SSDs, such as disk controllers and their respective expansion units, each of which constitutes separate enclosures. Therefore, an enclosure can be the main controller housing disk or SSDs, or the expansion chassis that houses extra disk or SSDs for the purpose of expanding the total capacity of the storage system.

Power cables

The Storwize V5000 LFF and SFF control and expansion enclosures ship standard without power cables. The part numbers and feature codes to order the power cables (one part number includes two power cords) are listed in the following table.

Table 15. Part numbers and feature codes for ordering power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Country-specific power cords
1.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US/Chicago) Line Cord 00MJ248 AS25
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to BS 1363/A (UK) Line Cord 00MJ232 ARZT
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to AS/NZS 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line Cord 00MJ233 ARZU
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEE7-VII (Europe) Line Cord 00MJ234 ARZV
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to DK2-5a (Denmark) Line Cord 00MJ235 ARZW
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SABS 164 (South Africa) Line Cord 00MJ236 ARZX
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SEV 1011-S24507 (Sws) Line Cord 00MJ237 ARZY
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to CEI 23-16 (Italy) Line Cord 00MJ238 ARZZ
2.8m, 10A/230V, C13 to SI 32 (Israel) Line Cord 00MJ239 AS00
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to IRAM 2073 (Argentina) Line Cord 00MJ240 AS01
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to GB 2099.1 (China) Line Cord 00MJ241 AS02
2.8m, 10A/120V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord 00MJ242 AS03
2.8m, 10A/110V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord 00MJ243 AS04
2.8m, 10A/220V, C13 to NBR 6147 (Brazil) Line Cord 00MJ244 AS05
2.8m, 10A/240V, C13 to IS 6538 (India) Line Cord 00MJ245 AS06
2.8m, 12A/100V, C13 to JIS C-8303 (Japan) Line Cord 00MJ246 AS07
2.8m, 12A/220V, C13 to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord 00MJ247 AS08
Rack power cord
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00NC547 AS26

Physical specifications

The Storwize V5000 enclosures 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)
  • Weight:
    • LFF control enclosure:
      • Empty: 18.0 kg (39.6 lb)
      • Fully configured: 28.3 kg (62.2 lb)
    • SFF control enclosure:
      • Empty: 19.0 kg (41.8 lb)
      • Fully configured: 27.3 kg (60.0 lb)
    • LFF expansion enclosure:
      • Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb)
      • Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
    • SFF expansion enclosure:
      • Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb)
      • Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

Operating environment

The Storwize V5000 enclosures 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
    • Non-operating: -10 °C - 50 °C (14 °F - 125 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating: 20% - 80%
    • Non-operating: 10% - 90%
  • Electrical power:
    • Voltage range: 100 V AC - 240 V AC
    • Frequency: 50 Hz - 60 Hz
    • Power:
      • LFF control enclosure: 378 watts
      • SFF control enclosure: 425 watts
      • LFF expansion enclosure: 300 watts
      • SFF expansion enclosure: 338 watts
  • Heat dissipation (BTU per hour):
    • LFF control enclosure: 1,290
    • SFF control enclosure: 1,451
    • LFF expansion enclosure: 1,024
    • SFF expansion enclosure: 1,154
  • Acoustical noise emission:
    • LFF control enclosure:
      • 5.8 bels (idling)
      • 5.8 bels (operating)
    • SFF control enclosure:
      • 5.9 bels (idling)
      • 5.9 bels (operating)
    • LFF expansion enclosure:
      • 6.0 bels (idling)
      • 6.0 bels (operating)
    • SFF expansion enclosure:
      • 6.1 bels (idling)
      • 6.1 bels (operating)

Warranty services and upgrades

The Storwize V5000 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.

Note: When purchasing the system that includes 5-year software maintenance, additional two years of hardware support are required.

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 Data Center Advisor and Configurator (DCACT; formerly known as LESC):
http://lesc.lenovo.com

The warranty service definitions for the Storwize V5000 system are listed in the following table.

Table 16. 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 V5000 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 V5000 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 V5000 supports attachment to Lenovo System x®, ThinkServer®, and Flex System™ hosts by using SAS, iSCSI, FC, or 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 System x and ThinkServer SAS adapters that are compatible with the Storwize V5000 SAS storage (direct attach).

Table 17. SAS adapters
Description Part number
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 V5000 supports end-to-end 10 Gb FCoE connectivity with native FCoE ports or FCoE connectivity via FCoE/FC gateways with native Fibre Channel ports. Lenovo RackSwitch™, Brocade, and Cisco converged switches can be used to provide FCoE connectivity with the Storwize V5000 FC storage.

The Storwize V5000 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 V5000 iSCSI storage.

With software iSCSI initiators, any supported 1 Gb Ethernet or 10 Gb Ethernet adapter for System x, ThinkServer, or Flex System is compatible with the Storwize V5000 iSCSI storage.

Currently available converged FCoE/iSCSI adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with Storwize V5000 are listed in the following table. Other HBAs also might be supported (see the SSIC for details).

Table 18. 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 V5000 supports direct FC attachments and FC switch-based attachments. Brocade and QLogic SAN switches can be used to provide FC connectivity with the Storwize V5000 FC storage.

Currently available FC adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with the Storwize V5000 FC storage are listed in the following table. Other HBAs also might be supported (see the SSIC for details).

Table 19. FC 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: 8 Gb FC
Flex System FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 95Y2375
Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 69Y1938
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

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 V5000 storage solutions.

Table 20. 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, 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 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

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 V5000 storage solutions.

Table 21. 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 V5000 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 V5000 storage solutions.

Note: If a Storwize V5000 enclosure is shipped and installed in a rack, the Rack Shipment Bracket option (part number 00MJ107, feature code 3690) must be installed.

Table 22. 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 V5000 storage solutions.

Table 23. 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 V5000 storage solutions.

Table 24. Uninterruptible power supply units
Description Part number
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55941AX
RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55941KX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55942AX
RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55942KX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC) 55943AX
RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55943KX
RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55945KX
RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55946KX
RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55948KX
RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC) 55949KX
RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) 55948PX
RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC) 55949PX

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

Lenovo Financial Services

Lenovo Financial Services reinforces Lenovo’s commitment to deliver pioneering products and services that are recognized for their quality, excellence, and trustworthiness. Lenovo Financial Services offers financing solutions and services that complement your technology solution anywhere in the world.

We are dedicated to delivering a positive finance experience for customers like you who want to maximize your purchase power by obtaining the technology you need today, protect against technology obsolescence, and preserve your capital for other uses.

We work with businesses, non-profit organizations, governments and educational institutions to finance their entire technology solution. We focus on making it easy to do business with us. Our highly experienced team of finance professionals operates in a work culture that emphasizes the importance of providing outstanding customer service. Our systems, processes and flexible policies support our goal of providing customers with a positive experience.

We finance your entire solution. Unlike others, we allow you to bundle everything you need from hardware and software to service contracts, installation costs, training fees, and sales tax. If you decide weeks or months later to add to your solution, we can consolidate everything into a single invoice.

Our Premier Client services provide large accounts with special handling services to ensure these complex transactions are serviced properly. As a premier client, you have a dedicated finance specialist who manages your account through its life, from first invoice through asset return or purchase. This specialist develops an in-depth understanding of your invoice and payment requirements. For you, this dedication provides a high-quality, easy, and positive financing experience.

For more information about your region-specific offers, contact your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:
http://www.lenovofs.com

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