IBM Storwize V7000 for LenovoProduct Guide

Abstract

IBM Storwize V7000 for Lenovo is a virtualized, software-defined storage system designed to consolidate workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, and high performance and availability.

This product guide describes the Storwize V7000 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 V7000 and consider its use in their solutions.

Change History

Changes in the April 25 update:

  • Added Transparent Cloud Tiering license

Introduction

IBM Storwize V7000 for Lenovo (Machine Type 6195) is a virtualized, software-defined storage system that consolidates workloads into a single storage system for simplicity of management, reduced cost, highly scalable capacity, and high performance and availability.

Storwize V7000 storage controller units include two node canisters, each with 32 GB cache for a system total of 64 GB cache. Standard is 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity, with an option for 8 Gb or 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC), or 10 iSCSI or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity, or both.

Storwize V7000 offers both Large Form Factor (LFF) and Small Form Factor (SFF) 12 Gb SAS storage expansion units. LFF expansion unit supports up to 12 3.5-inch drives, while the SFF expansion unit supports up to 24 2.5-inch drives. High-performance disk drives, high-capacity nearline disk drives, and flash (solid state) drives are supported. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within an enclosure, and LFF and SFF expansion enclosures can be intermixed within a Storwize V7000 system.

A Storwize V7000 system scales up to 504 drives with the attachment of up to 20 Storwize V7000 expansion units. The Storwize V7000 Storage Controller Unit is shown in the following figure.

Storwize V7000 Storage Controller Unit
Figure 1. Storwize V7000 Storage Controller Unit

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A single Storwize V7000 system can be scaled up to 7.74 PB of raw storage capacity. With external virtualization, the system can manage in total up to 32 PB.

Storwize V7000 offers hybrid block storage connectivity with support for 1 Gb iSCSI, 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE, 8 Gb FC, and 16 Gb FC at the same time.

Storwize V7000 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A Storwize V7000 clustered system can contain up to four Storwize V7000 controller units and up to 1,056 drives.

Storwize V7000 for Lenovo includes three or five years of Software Subscription and Support (model dependent).

Key features

The Storwize V7000 storage system provides the following features:

  • Scalable enterprise storage with dual active/active intelligent array node canisters with 32 GB cache each for high availability and performance.
  • Optional upgrade to 128 GB cache (per system) for Real-time Compression workloads.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for a mix of 1 Gb iSCSI, 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE, 8 Gb FC, and 16 Gb FC connectivity at the same time.
  • 12 Gb SAS expansion units supporting 12x 3.5-inch LFF or 24x 2.5-inch SFF drives.
  • Scaling for up to 504 drives per system with the attachment of 20 Storwize V7000 expansion units and up to 1,056 drives in a four-way clustered configuration.
  • Further scalability can be achieved with virtualization of external storage. When Storwize V7000 virtualizes an external disk system, capacity in the external system inherits the functional richness and ease of use of Storwize V7000.
  • Flexibility in storing data on high-performance SAS solid-state drives (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 V7000 combines various IBM technologies, including thin provisioning, automated tiering, external and internal storage virtualization, clustering, replication, compression, 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 Spectrum Control Base Edition for Lenovo that can be downloaded from http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/storage/storwize/v7000/6195/documentation

  • 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.

Storwize V7000 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
  • Read-optimized SSDs: 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 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

High-capacity, archival-class nearline 3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, and 10 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS 3.5-inch disk drives are supported.

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 20 Storwize V7000 expansion units are supported by a single Storwize V7000 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 V7000 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 host and the drives

The Storwize V7000 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 V7000 SFF enclosure.

Front view of the Storwize V7000 SFF enclosure
Figure 2. Front view of the Storwize V7000 SFF enclosure

The following figure shows the front of the Storwize V7000 LFF enclosure.

Front view of the Storwize V7000 LFF enclosure
Figure 3. Front view of the Storwize V7000 LFF enclosure

The following figure shows the rear of the Storwize V7000 Controller Unit.

Rear view of the Storwize V7000 Controller Unit
Figure 4. Rear view of the Storwize V7000 Controller Unit

The following figure shows the rear of the Storwize V7000 Expansion Unit.

Rear view of the Storwize V7000 Expansion Unit
Figure 5. Rear view of the Storwize V7000 Expansion Unit

System specifications

The following table lists the Storwize V7000 storage system specifications.

Table 1. System specifications
Components Specification
Form factor
  • Storwize V7000 Storage Controller Unit: 2U rack mount
  • Storwize V7000 SFF or LFF Storage Expansion Unit: 2U rack mount
Controller configuration Dual controller (known as node canister) configuration per controller unit. Two or four controller units can be combined into a Storwize V7000 clustered system (or cluster).
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10; Distributed RAID 5 and 6 (internal storage only)
Controller cache 64 GB per controller unit (32 GB per node canister) upgradeable to 128 GB (64 GB per node canister). Up to 512 GB per cluster. Battery-backed cache protection.
Drive bays Up to 504 SFF drive bays per single system:
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the controller unit
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the SFF expansion unit; up to 20x SFF expansion units
Up to 24 SFF and 240 LFF drive bays per single system:
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the controller unit
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the LFF expansion unit; up to 20x LFF expansion units
Intermix of SFF and LFF enclosures is supported.
Up to 1056 SFF drives in a four-way clustered configuration.
Up to 96 SFF drives and 960 LFF drives in a four-way clustered configuration.
Drive technology SAS and NL SAS HDDs and SAS SSDs. Intermix of HDDs and SSDs is supported.
Drive connectivity

Dual-ported 12 Gb SAS drive attachment infrastructure.

Controller unit with two node canisters (ports per one node canister):
  • 24x 12 Gb SAS internal drive ports
  • 2x 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion ports for the attachment of the expansion units
Expansion unit with two expansion canisters (ports per one expansion canister):
  • 24x 12 Gb SAS internal drive ports (SFF unit)
  • 12x 12 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF unit)
  • 2x 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion ports (IN and OUT) 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
  • 1.92 TB, 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB read-optimized 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: 3 TB, 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, and 10 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
Storage capacity
  • Up to 7.74 PB (504x 15.36 TB SFF SSDs) per one controller unit
  • Up to 16.22 PB (1056x 15.36 TB SFF SSDs) per cluster
Host connectivity Standard ports (per controller unit with two node canisters): 6x 1 Gb iSCSI (UTP, RJ-45) (3 ports per node canister).

Extra ports must be configured by selecting at least one of the following host port options, or a combination of one iSCSI/FCoE option and one of the FC options, or two FC options (per controller unit with two node canisters):
  • 8x 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE SFP+ host ports (SW fiber optics, LC) (4 ports per node canister)
  • 8x 8 Gb FC SFP host ports (SW or LW fiber optics, LC) (4 ports per node canister)*
  • 4x 16 Gb FC SFP host ports (SW or LW fiber optics, LC) (2 ports per node canister)*
  • 8x 16 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, 2012 R2, and 2016; 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, 6.0, and 6.5.
Standard software features Virtualization of internal storage, Thin provisioning, One-way data migration, Four-system clustering, HyperSwap (requires an optional Remote Mirroring license), Comprestimator
Optional features Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, Real-time Compression, Encryption, External Virtualization, Transparent Cloud Tiering.
Performance
(single system)**
  • Up to 900,000 cache read IOPS
  • Up to 220,000 disk read IOPS
  • Up to 55,000 disk write IOPS
  • Up to 125,000 disk mixed (70% read/30% write) IOPS
  • Up to 10 GBps sequential disk read throughput
  • Up to 4 GBps sequential disk write throughput
Configuration maximums*** Per one controller unit (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: 10,000
  • Maximum number of compressed volumes: 512 / 2,048 (requires an optional license)
  • 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 / 32
  • Maximum hot spare drives: No limit
  • Maximum number of host ports: 2,048 / 8,192
  • Maximum number of hosts: 512 / 2,048
  • Maximum number of host ports per one host: 32
  • Maximum number of snapshots: 5,000 (requires an optional license)
  • Maximum number of remote mirroring relationships: 8,192 (requires an optional license)
Cooling Redundant cooling with the fan modules that are built into power supplies.
Power supply
  • Controller Unit: Two redundant hot-swap 1200 W AC power supplies
  • Expansion Unit: 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
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
  • Cntr. unit: Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.); width: 483 mm (19.0 in.), depth: 744 mm (29.3 in.)
  • Exp. unit: Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.); width: 483 mm (19.0 in.); depth: 556 mm (21.9 in.)
Weight
  • Controller Unit: Empty: 31.8 kg (70.0 lb); Fully configured: 36.7 kg (80.7 lb)
  • SFF Expansion Unit: Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb); Fully configured: 25.0 kg (55.2 lb)
  • LFF Expansion Unit: Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb); Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)

* Supported only for the Model 524.
** Performance measurements for the Model 524 with the maximum number of 15K rpm HDDs supported by the system. The Model HC1 provides up to 20% better performance for HDD-based configurations and up to 45% better IOPS performance for All Flash configurations.
*** For a detailed list of configuration limits and restrictions for a specific version of the Storwize V7000 software, see the following online document: http://www.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ssg1S1003741

Controller units

The following table shows the ordering information for the Storwize V7000 Control Enclosure (Model HC1).

Table 2. Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure (Model HC1)
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature codes*
Worldwide models (except Latin America)
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA 6195C32 6195-HC1 AUDB / AV2J / AV2K
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA 6195C52 6195-HC1 AUK8 / AV2J / AV2L
Latin America models
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 3YR SWMA, LA 6195C3L 6195-HC1 AUDB / AV2J / AV2K
IBM Storwize V7000 SFF Control Enclosure, 5YR SWMA, LA 6195C5L 6195-HC1 AUK8 / AV2J / AV2L

* Feature codes for System unit base hardware / Base software / Software maintenance (SWMA).

The following table shows the ordering information for the Storwize V7000 Controller Unit (Model 524).

Table 3. Storwize V7000 Controller Units (Model 524)
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature codes*
Worldwide models (except Latin America)
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/3 Yr S&S 6195SC5 6195-524 ADL1 / ASHJ /ASHH
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/5 Yr S&S 61951F1 6195-524 ADL1 / ASHJ / AU0R
Latin America models
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/3 Yr S&S 6195SCL 6195-524 ADL1 / ASHJ / ASHH
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Controller Unit, w/5 Yr S&S 61951FL 6195-524 ADL1 / ASHJ / AU0R

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

The part numbers for the Storwize V7000 controller unit include the following items:

  • One Storwize V7000 SFF controller unit 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 Power cables).

The Storwize V7000 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.

The Model HC1 node canisters use a 10-core processor with 2.2 GHz core speeds and DDR4 cache memory. The Model 524 node canisters use an 8-core processor with 1.9 core speeds and DDR3 cache memory.

The Storwize V7000 controller units ship with the host connectivity interfaces that features 6x Gb Ethernet (RJ-45) ports (3 ports per node canister) for 1 Gb iSCSI host connectivity and management (management uses one (primary) or two (primary/redundant) of these 3 ports per node canister).

The Storwize V7000 controller unit must be configured with at least one pair of the adapter cards that supply the following interfaces:

  • 8x 10 GbE SFP+ ports (four ports per adapter card) with eight SW SFP+ optical transceivers (LC connectors) included for 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE connectivity
  • 8x 8 Gb FC SFP ports (four ports per adapter card) 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 adapter card)
  • 4x 16 Gb FC SFP ports (two ports per adapter card) with four SW SFP optical transceivers (LC connectors) included for FC connectivity (a pair of optional 16 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 adapter card)
  • 8x 16 Gb FC SFP ports (four ports per adapter card) with eight SW SFP optical transceivers (LC connectors) included for FC connectivity (a pair of optional 16 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 adapter card)

The Storwize V7000 controller unit supports up to two pairs of the 8 Gb FC or 16 Gb FC adapter cards, up to one pair of the 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE adapter card, or a combination of one 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE adapter card and one 8 Gb FC or 16 Gb FC adapter card.

Note: At least one pair of the adapter cards must be ordered with the Storwize V7000 controller unit.

The following table lists the available host port configurations for the Storwize V7000 control enclosure model HC1.

Table 4. Storwize V7000 controller unit model HC1 host port configurations
Port type 1 Gb iSCSI 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE 16 Gb FC
Number of ports Standard ports Extra ports on one or two pairs of adapter cards (required)
6 (3 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) -
6 (3 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - 8 (4 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - 16 (8 per node canister)

The following table lists the available host port configurations for the Storwize V7000 controller unit model 524.

Table 5. Storwize V7000 controller unit model 524 host port configurations
Port type 1 Gb iSCSI 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE 8 Gb FC 16 Gb FC
Number of ports Standard ports Extra ports on one or two pairs of adapter cards (required)
6 (3 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) - -
6 (3 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) -
6 (3 per node canister) - 8 (4 per node canister) -
6 (3 per node canister) - 16 (8 per node canister) -
6 (3 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) - 4 (2 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister) - 8 (4 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - 8 (4 per node canister) 4 (2 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - 8 (4 per node canister) 8 (4 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - - 4 (2 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - - 8 (4 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - - 12 (6 per node canister)
6 (3 per node canister) - - 16 (8 per node canister)

The following table lists ordering information for the host connectivity options for the Storwize V7000 controller units.

Table 6. Host connectivity options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one controller unit
Host connectivity options
10 Gb Ethernet 4 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 00NC505 AHB5 1
8 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 00NC503 AHB1 2*
16 Gb FC 2 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 00MN528 ASTE 2*
16 Gb FC 4 Port Adapter Cards (Pair) 00MM835 ATQV 2
SFP transceiver options for FC adapter cards (replace the existing SW SFP transceivers)
8 Gb FC LW SFP Transceivers (Pair) 00MJ105 ACHT 8*
16 Gb FC LW SFP Transceivers (Pair) 00MN530 ASTH 8
Cable options for FC host connectivity
1m Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ168 ACSJ 16
5m Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ170 ACSK 16
25m Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ172 ACSL 16
Cable options for 10Gb iSCSI or FCoE host connectivity
10m OM3 Fiber Cable (LC) 00MJ174 ACSS 8

* Supported only for Model 524.

Note: For 1 Gb iSCSI and management connectivity, Storwize V7000 requires a Category 5 or Category 5E Ethernet cable that is terminated with an 8P8C modular connector (RJ-45 compatible connector). This cable is not supplied by Lenovo and must be supplied by the customer.

Each node canister has a built-in compression acceleration card for the optional Real-time compression feature. Additional compression acceleration cards can be ordered, if needed (see the following table).

Table 7. Storwize V7000 controller unit hardware upgrades for Real-time compression
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one controller unit
Model HC1
Model 524
Compression acceleration cards
Compression Accelerator Cards (Pair) 00NC507 AHC1 1* Y Y
Cache upgrade
64GB to 128GB Cache Upgrade (for Model HC1) 01CX819 AUDE 1** Y N
64GB to 128GB Cache Upgrade (for Model 524) 00NC509 AHCB 1** N Y

* The installation of a pair of the compression accelerator cards requires 64 GB to 128 GB Cache Upgrade (00NC509 or 01CX819).
** This feature requires the installation of a pair of the compression accelerator cards (00NC507).

The Storwize V7000 controller units provide 12 Gb SAS internal dual-port drive connectivity, and each controller unit also has four 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) ports (2 port per node canister) for 12 Gb SAS expansion unit connectivity.

Expansion units

The Storwize V7000 supports attachment of up to 20 Storwize V7000 SFF or LFF Storage Expansion Units. Intermix of SFF and LFF expansion units is supported. The expansion enclosures can be added to the system non-disruptively.

The following table lists the models of the Storwize V7000 SFF and LFF expansion units.

Table 8. Part numbers and feature codes for ordering Storwize V7000 expansion enclosures
Description Part number Machine Type-Model Feature codes*
Worldwide models (except Latin America)
IBM Storwize V7000 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/3 Yr S&S 6195LEF 6195-12F ADL2 / ASHL / ASHK
IBM Storwize V7000 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/5 Yr S&S 61951G1 6195-12F ADL2 / ASHL / AU0S
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/3 Yr S&S 6195SEF 6195-24F ADL3 / ASHL / ASHK
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/5 Yr S&S 61951H1 6195-24F ADL3 / ASHL / AU0S
Latin America models
IBM Storwize V7000 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/3 Yr S&S 6195LEL 6195-12F ADL2 / ASHL / ASHK
IBM Storwize V7000 3.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/5 Yr S&S 61951GL 6195-12F ADL2 / ASHL / AU0S
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/3 Yr S&S 6195SEL 6195-24F ADL3 / ASHL / ASHK
IBM Storwize V7000 2.5-inch Storage Expansion Unit, w/5 Yr S&S 61951HL 6195-24F ADL3 / ASHL / AU0S

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

The part number for the Storwize V7000 expansion enclosures includes the following items:

  • One Storwize V7000 LFF or SFF expansion unit 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 13).

Each Storwize V7000 expansion unit ships with two expansion canisters. Each expansion canister provides 12 Gb SAS connectivity to the internal drives and two external 12 Gb SAS x4 ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644 connectors labelled Port 1 and Port 2) that are used for connections to the Storwize V7000 node canisters and for connecting the expansion units between each other. One of the SAS expansion ports (Port 1 or Port 2) on the Storwize V7000 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 units can be connected to Port 1 or Port 2 in a daisy-chained manner for a total of up to 20 expansion units per one controller unit.

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

Expansion unit connectivity topology
Figure 6. Expansion unit connectivity topology

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

Table 9. Expansion unit connectivity options
Description Part number Feature code Quantity per one expansion unit
0.6m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00NC539 ACUA 2
1.5m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00NC541 ACUB 2
3m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00NC543 ACUC 2
6m 12 Gb SAS Cable (mSAS HD to mSAS HD) 00NC545 ACUD 2

Drives

The Storwize V7000 SFF controller and expansion units support up to 24 SFF hot-swap drives. The Storwize V7000 LFF expansion unit supports up to 12 LFF hot-swap drives. The following tables list drive options for the Storwize V7000 SFF and LFF units.

Table 10. SFF drive options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one SFF unit
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap SSDs
200 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00NC531 AHH1 24
400 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00NC533 AHH2 24
800 GB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00NC535 AHH3 24
1.6 TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00WC016 AT11 24
3.2 TB 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch Flash Drive 00MM834 ATQU 24
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap SSDs - Read Intensive (RI)
1.92TB 2.5 Inch Read Intensive Flash Drive 01CX807 AUDC 24
3.84TB 2.5 Inch Read Intensive Flash Drive 01CX809 AUDD 24
V7000 7.68TB 2.5" RI Flash Drive 01KP490 AVVX 24
V7000 15.36TB 2.5" RI Flash Drive 01KP491 AVVY 24
2.5-inch SAS hot-swap HDDs
300 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC519 AHE1 24
600 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC523 AHF1 24
600 GB 15,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC521 AHE2 24
900 GB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC525 AHF2 24
1.2 TB 10,000 rpm 6 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00NC527 AHF3 24
1.8 TB 10,000 rpm 12 Gb SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00MN534 ASTQ 24
2.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
2 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 2.5 Inch HDD 00WC013 AT0Y 24
Table 11. LFF drive options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one LFF unit
3.5-inch NL SAS hot-swap HDDs
3 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC515 AHD2 12
4 TB 7,200 rpm 6 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00NC517 AHD3 12
6 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00MN532 ASTP 12
8 TB 7,200 rpm 12 Gb NL SAS 3.5 Inch HDD 00WC010 AT0V 12
V7000 10TB 7.2K 3.5" HDD 01KP828 AVW5 12

Software

Note: The Storwize V7000 functional capabilities that are described in this product guide are based on the Spectrum Virtualize Software for Storwize V7000 version 7.7.1.

The following functions are included with every Storwize V7000:

  • 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.

  • Four-system clustering

    Storwize V7000 systems can be clustered to help deliver greater performance, bandwidth, and scalability. A Storwize V7000 clustered system can contain up to four Storwize V7000 systems and up to 1,056 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 V7000 Storage System by using FC connectivity.

  • Embedded GUI

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

  • Integrated Comprestimator

    The Comprestimator is he key sizing tool for Real-time Compression to estimate how much capacity savings the customer can expect. The Comprestimator can analyze the patterns of the actual customer data and estimate the compressibility of data per volume. The integration of the Comprestimator into a Spectrum Virtualize software helps ease the process of estimating Real-time Compression capacity savings from a central console.

The Storwize V7000 storage capabilities can be expanded with optional licensed functions. Each optional Storwize V7000 software license is required for each controller unit, expansion unit, and externally virtualized storage units.

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, and NL SAS). This migration can be to different tiers of internal drives or to external storage systems that are virtualized by Storwize V7000.

  • FlashCopy

    FlashCopy enables creating copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development and have the copies available almost immediately.

  • Real-time Compression

    Real-time Compression enables storing up to five times as much data in the same physical disk space by compressing data as much as 80% (based on IBM lab measurements). Real-time Compression uses hardware acceleration. It is designed to be used with active primary data, such as production databases and email systems, which dramatically expands the range of candidate data that can benefit from compression. Real-time Compression operates immediately as data is written to disk, meaning that no space is wasted storing uncompressed data awaiting post-processing.

  • Encryption

    This feature provides encryption for data at rest for enhanced data security. Encryption is performed by the Storwize V7000 control enclosure for data that is stored within the Storwize V7000 system (the control enclosure and all attached expansion enclosures) and externally virtualized storage capacities. Encryption feature does not require self-encrypting drives (SEDs); it works with traditional drives. Encryption is enabled on the entire Storwize V7000 system (Storwize control enclosure and all attached Storwize V7000 expansion enclosures) and externally virtualized storage under its control.

  • Remote mirroring

    This feature provides storage system-based data replication by using synchronous or asynchronous data transfers over IP, FC, or FCoE communication links. The following mirroring options are available:

    • 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 

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

    The remote mirroring licenses must be acquired for the primary (local) and secondary (remote) systems. If Storwize V7000 is mirrored to a system other than Storwize V7000, 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 V7000.

  • Transparent Cloud Tiering

    Transparent cloud tiering enables volume data to be copied and transferred to cloud storage. The system supports creating connections to cloud service providers (OpenStack Swift, Amazon S3, and IBM SoftLayer) to store point-in-time copies (snapshots) of volume data in private or public cloud storage and restore data from the cloud.

The following tables list ordering information for optional software features for Storwize V7000 controller units.

Table 12. Software licenses for Storwize V7000 controller units: North America, Asia Pacific
Description Part number Max qty per one controller unit
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE025 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE026 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE027 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE028 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/3Yr S&S 00KE029 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - TrnspCldTier, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 01GU950 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA167 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA168 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA169 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA170 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA171 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - TrnspCldTier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01GU951 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, and Real-time Compression licenses.

Table 13. Software licenses for Storwize V7000 controller units: Latin America, EMEA
Description Part number Max qty per one controller unit
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE180 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE181 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE182 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE183 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Real-Tm Cmp Per Storage Dev, w/3Yr S&S 00KE184 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - TrnspCldTier, Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 01GU950 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA196 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA197 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA198 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA199 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA200 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Cntlr V7 - TrnspCldTier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01GU951 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, and Real-time Compression licenses.

The following tables list ordering information for optional software features for Storwize V7000 expansion enclosures.

Table 14. Software licenses for Storwize V7000 expansion units: North America, Asia Pacific
Description Part number Max qty per one exp. unit
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE050 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE051 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE052 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE053 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Real-Tm Cmp Per Storage Dev, w/3Yr S&S 00KE054 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA172 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA173 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA174 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA175 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA176 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, and Real-time Compression licenses.

Table 15. Software licenses for Storwize V7000 expansion units: Latin America, EMEA
Description Part number Max qty per one exp. unit
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE205 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE206 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE207 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE208 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/3Yr S&S 00KE209 1
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA201 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA202 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA203 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA204 1
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 Expan V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA205 1

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, and Real-time Compression licenses.

The following tables list ordering information for optional external virtualization features for Storwize V7000.

Table 16. External virtualization licenses for Storwize V7000: North America, Asia Pacific
Description Part number Max qty per one external enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Base Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KH163 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE075 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE076 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE077 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE078 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/3Yr S&S 00KE079 1**
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Base, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA177 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA178 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA179 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA180 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA181 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA182 1**

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, and Real-time Compression licenses.
** One license for each storage enclosure that is attached to, and externally managed by, the Storwize V7000.

Table 17. External virtualization licenses for Storwize V7000: Latin America, EMEA
Description Part number Max qty per one external enclosure
Software licenses for models with 3-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Base Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KH165 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Bundle Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S* 00KE230 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Easy Tier Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE231 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - FlashCopy Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE232 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Rmt Mir Per Storage Dev, w/3 Yr S&S 00KE233 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/3Yr S&S 00KE234 1**
Software licenses for models with 5-year software maintenance
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Base, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA206 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Bundle, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S* 01DA207 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Easy Tier, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA208 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - FlashCopy, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA209 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Rmt Mir, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA210 1**
IBM Storwize Family for Strwz V7000 ExtVirt V7 - Real-Tm Cmp, Per Storage Dev, w/5 Yr S&S 01DA211 1**

* The bundle option includes Easy Tier, FlashCopy, Remote Mirroring, and Real-time Compression licenses.
** One license for each storage enclosure that is attached to, and externally managed by, the Storwize V7000.

Note: A storage enclosure that is externally managed by the Storwize V7000 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.

Encryption

Storwize V7000 supports encryption for data at rest. Encryption is performed by the Storwize V7000 control enclosure for data stored within the Storwize V7000 system (the control enclosure and all attached expansion enclosures) and externally virtualized storage capacities. Encryption is enabled on Storwize V7000 through the acquisition of the Encryption Enablement feature. This feature enables encryption on the entire Storwize V7000 system (Storwize control enclosure and all attached Storwize V7000 expansion enclosures) and externally virtualized storage under its control.

The Encryption USB Flash Drives (Four Pack) feature is required when the Encryption Enablement feature is acquired. This feature provides four USB flash drives for storing the encryption master access key. This feature can also be ordered if more USB flash drives are needed.

The following table lists ordering information for the encryption options.

Table 18. Part numbers and feature codes for ordering Storwize V7000 encryption options
Description Part number Feature code Maximum quantity per one controller unit
Encryption Enablement 00MT543 ASTF 1
Encryption USB Drive Pack 00MT545 ASTG 1

Note: The Storwize V7000 Encryption Enablement feature and the Encryption USB Drive Pack feature (machine type and feature numbers) are not available in the following countries:

  • Belarus
  • Kazakhstan
  • People's Republic of China
  • Russia

Power cables

The Storwize V7000 control and expansion units ship standard without power cables. The part numbers and feature codes to order the power cables (one part number or feature code includes two power cords) are listed in the following table.

Table 19. Part numbers and feature codes for ordering power cables
Description Part number Feature code
Rack power cables
2.8m, 10A/100-250V, C13 to IEC 320-C14 Rack Power Cable 00NC547 AS26
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
2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to NEMA 5-15P (US) Line Cord 00NC549 AS27
2.8m, 13A/125V, C13 to CNS 10917-3 (Taiwan) Line Cord 00NC551 AS28

Physical specifications

The Storwize V7000 storage controller and expansion units have the following dimensions and weight (approximate):

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 483 mm (19.0 in.)
  • Depth:
    • Controller unit: 744 mm (29.3 in.)
    • Expansion unit: 556 mm (21.9 in.)
  • Weight:
    • Controller unit:
      • Empty: 31.8 kg (70.0 lb)
      • Fully configured: 36.7 kg (80.7 lb)
    • LFF expansion unit:
      • Empty: 16.4 kg (36.1 lb)
      • Fully configured: 26.7 kg (58.8 lb)
    • SFF expansion unit:
      • Empty: 16.7 kg (36.7 lb)
      • Fully configured:25.0 kg (55.2 lb)

Operating environment

The Storwize V7000 units are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating: 5 °C - 40 °C (41 °F - 104 °F) up to 950 m (3,117 ft) above sea level; above 950 m (3,117 ft), de-rate maximum air temperature by 1 °C per 175 m
    • Non-operating: 1 °C - 60 °C (33.8 °F - 140 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3,048 m (10,000 ft)
  • Humidity:
    • Operating: 8% - 85%
    • Non-operating: 8% - 85%
  • Electrical power:
    • Voltage range: 100 V AC - 240 V AC
    • Frequency: 50 Hz - 60 Hz
    • Power:
      • Controller unit: 541 watts
      • Expansion unit: 304 watts
  • Heat dissipation (BTU per hour):
    • Controller unit: 1,846
    • Expansion unit: 1,037
  • Acoustical noise emission:
    • Controller unit:
      • 6.5 bels (idling)
      • 6.5 bels (operating)
    • Expansion unit:
      • 6.3 bels (idling)
      • 6.3 bels (operating)

Warranty

The Storwize V7000 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, go to the Data Center Advisor and Configurator Tool (DCACT; formerly known as LESC):
http://lesc.lenovo.com

The warranty service definitions for the Storwize V7000 system are listed in the following table.

Table 20. 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 V7000 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 V7000 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 V7000 supports attachment to Lenovo System x®, ThinkServer®, and Flex System™ hosts by using 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 following System Storage Interoperation Center (SSIC) website:
http://ibm.com/systems/support/storage/ssic

FCoE or iSCSI connectivity

The Storwize V7000 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 V7000 FC storage.

The Storwize V7000 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 V7000 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 V7000 iSCSI storage.

Currently available converged FCoE/iSCSI adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with Storwize V7000 are listed in the following table. Other HBAs also might be supported (see the SSIC for details).

Table 21. 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 V7000 supports direct FC attachments and FC switch-based attachments. Brocade and QLogic SAN switches can be used to provide FC connectivity with the Storwize V7000 FC storage.

Currently available FC adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with the Storwize V7000 FC storage are listed in the following table. Other FC adapters also might be supported (see the SSIC for details).

Table 22. 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 V7000 storage solutions.

Table 23. 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 V7000 storage solutions.

Table 24. 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 gateways, 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 V7000 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 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 V7000 storage solutions.

Table 25. Rack cabinets
Description Part number
11U Rack Office Enablement Kit 201886X
25U S2 Standard Rack 93072RX
25U Static S2 Standard Rack 93072PX
42U S2 Standard Rack 93074RX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Rack 93634PX
42U 1100mm Enterprise V2 Dynamic Expansion Rack 93634EX
42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack 93604PX
42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack 93614PX
42U Enterprise Rack 93084PX
42U Enterprise Expansion Rack 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 V7000 storage solutions.

Table 26. 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 V7000 storage solutions.

Table 27. 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

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