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Implementing NVMe Drives on Lenovo Servers

Planning / Implementation

11 Jun 2018
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50 pages, 107 KB


This paper describes the use of Non-Volatile Memory Express (NVMe) drives in Lenovo® ThinkSystem™, System x®, ThinkServer® and Flex System™ servers. We introduce the components and explain the key characteristics of the drives. We also explain how to use the tools supplied by key supported operating systems (Windows, Linux and VMware) to form RAID volumes using the NVMe drives. Finally, we describe how to properly recovery a RAID array in the event of a drive failure.

This paper is for IT specialists wanting to learn how to properly install, use and manage NVMe drives in supported Lenovo servers.

Table of Contents

Introduction to NVMe
Setting up NVMe drives in the operating system
Managing NVMe drives and software RAID recovery
Related publications and links

Change History

Changes in the 11 June update

  • Added servers to Table 1 on page 4

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