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Abstract

Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 is an all-QLC flash storage system, available as unified, that is designed to provide performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for medium-sized enterprises. Powered by the ONTAP storage management software, the DG5000 delivers enterprise-class storage management capabilities with a wide choice of host connectivity options and enhanced data management features.

This product guide provides essential technical and pre-sales information on the DG5000 Flash Storage Array, 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 the storage array and consider its use in their solutions.

Change History

Changes in the May 21, 2024 update:

  • Added new drives under Drives section
    • Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Complete Bundle, C1M2
    • Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Essential Bundle, C1M3
    • Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000, C1LP

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 is an all-QLC flash storage system, available as unified, that is designed to provide performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for medium-sized enterprises. Powered by the ONTAP storage management software, the DG5000 delivers enterprise-class storage management capabilities with a wide choice of host connectivity options and enhanced data management features. The DG5000 is a perfect fit for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including artificial intelligence, big data and analytics.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 models are 2U rack-mount controller enclosures that include two controllers, 128 GB RAM and 16 GB battery-backed NVRAM (64 GB RAM and 8 GB NVRAM per controller), and 24 SFF hot-swap drive bays (2U24 form factor). Controllers provide universal 1/10/25 GbE NAS/iSCSI or 8/16/32 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) ports, or 1/10 GbE RJ-45 ports for host connectivity, depending on configuration.

A single ThinkSystem DG5000 Storage Array scales out to 48 QLC SSDs with the attachment of one Lenovo ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure. Up to 12x DG5000 Storage Arrays can be combined into a clustered system in a NAS environment, or up to 6x DG5000 Storage Arrays can be combined into a clustered system in a SAN environment.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 Storage Array

Did you know?

The ThinkSystem DG5000 offers end-to-end QLC (quad-level cell) Flash drive storage solution.

QLC increases flash storage density and reduces costs because it stores four bits per cell compared to Triple-level cell (TLC) drives which store three bits per cell. 

QLC is ideal for replacing hard drive technology because it offers better performance, comparable cost, and better TCO due to increased density and lower power consumption.

Key features

The Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 offers the following key features and benefits:

  • Available as a Unified storage platform.
  • Unified platform options are available with either the Essentials or Complete software feature offerings.
  • Compact QLC Flash storage system delivering high-performance and low-latency at an affordable price point, enabling customers of all sizes to enhance their analytics and AI deployments and accelerate applications’ access to data.
  • All-flash array capabilities to meet the demand for higher speed storage and provide higher IOPs and bandwidth with lower power usage and total cost of ownership than hybrid or HDD-based solutions.
  • All-flash storage with dual active/active controller configurations for high availability and performance.
  • A rich set of storage management functions available, including snapshots, volume copy, quality of service, thin provisioning, compression, deduplication, encryption, disk-based backup, application- and virtual machine-aware backup, quick data recovery, clustering, synchronous replication, and asynchronous replication.
  • Improved performance and data protection with RAID-DP and RAID-TEC, as well as support for traditional RAID 4.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for unified NAS and SAN storage protocols, including 1/10/25 GbE NAS and iSCSI, 8/16/32 Gb Fibre Channel connectivity, and 32 Gb NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC).
  • NVMe drive-side connectivity with multipathing with up to 24x 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) drives in the controller enclosure and expansion enclosure.
  • Optional licensed functions, object storage tiering (FabricPool).
  • Scale-out clustering of up to 12 ThinkSystem DG Series and DM Series storage systems for NAS connectivity or up to six DG Series and DM Series storage systems for SAN connectivity.
  • Intuitive, web-based GUI for easy system setup and management.
  • Designed for 99.9999% availability with redundant hot-swap components, including controllers and I/O modules, power supplies, and non-disruptive firmware upgrades.

Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 supports the 2.5-inch QLC SSDs and all drives are dual-port and hot-swappable. The DG5000 supports attachment of one DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure and drives are designed to be added dynamically, which helps to quickly and seamlessly respond to ever-growing capacity demands.

The DG5000 offers high levels of system and data availability with the following features:

  • Dual-active controllers (high availability pair) with automatic load balancing and failover
  • Mirrored, battery-backed controller NVRAM using 8GB of available physical memory per controller
  • Dual-port QLC SSDs with automatic drive failure detection and rebuild
  • Redundant, hot-swappable and customer replaceable hardware components, including transceivers, controllers, I/O modules, power supplies, and drives
  • Automated failover for the data path between the host and the drives with multipathing
  • Non-disruptive controller and drive firmware upgrades
  • Scale-out clustering

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the DG5000.

ThinkSystem DM5100F or DM240S enclosure front view
Figure 2. ThinkSystem DG5000 front view

The following figure shows the rear of the DG5000 with two hot-swap controllers and two hot-swap redundant power supplies.

ThinkSystem DM5100F 2U enclosure rear view
Figure 3. ThinkSystem DG5000 2U enclosure rear view

The following figure shows the components of each of the controllers.

ThinkSystem DM5100F controller
Figure 4. ThinkSystem DG5000 controller

The rear of a single DG5000 controller includes the following components:

  • 1 x redundant hot-swap power supply
  • Serial console port (RJ45) – inactive port
  • Serial console port (Micro USB) - console port: 115.2k baud rate
  • 1GbE management port (RJ45)
  • 2x Host Interface Card (HIC) ports:
    • Bay 1/port 1 for HIC host connections (25Gb, FC ) or optional HIC 100Gb for expansion connection.
    • Bay 2/port 2 for HIC host connections (25Gb, FC )
  • USB 3.1 G1 port
  • Status LEDs
  • 2x 10GBASE-T on-board ports - Host connectivity only
  • 2x Mezzanine 25Gb Ethernet ports – HA and cluster interconnects, controller to controller only,

Per controller, the two Host Interface Cards provide one of the following combinations of ports:

  • 8x 10/25 GbE ports
  • 8x 32Gb FC ports
  • 4x 10/25 GbE and 4x 32Gb FC ports
  • 4x 10/25 GbE and for expansion storage 2x 100 GbE ports
  • 4x 32Gb FC and for expansion storage 2x 100 GbE ports

The following figure shows the front of the ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure.

ThinkSystem DM240N 2U SFF NVMe expansion enclosure front view
Figure 5. ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure front view

The following figure shows the rear of the DG240N expansion enclosure.

ThinkSystem DM240N 2U SFF NVMe expansion enclosure rear view
Figure 6. ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure rear view

The rear of the ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure includes the following components:

  • Two redundant hot-swap NVMe I/O Modules; each with the following ports:
    • Two 100 GbE QSFP28 expansion ports for connections to the controller enclosure.
  • Two redundant hot-swap power supplies

System specifications

The following table lists the ThinkSystem DG5000 storage system specifications.

Note: The supported hardware options, software features, and interoperability listed in this product guide are based on the ONTAP software version 9.12.1 P4 or later. For details about specific software releases that introduced support for certain hardware options and software features, refer to the Release notes of the particular software release for the ThinkSystem DG5000 that can be found at:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 1. ThinkSystem DG5000 system specifications
Attribute Specification
Machine types
  • DG5000 controller enclosure: 7DE4
  • DG240N expansion enclosure: 7Y62
Form factor
  • DG5000: 2U rack mount
  • DG240N: 2U rack mount
Controller configuration Dual active-active controller configuration (HA pair). Up to 6 HA pairs can be combined into a single SAN cluster, or up to 12 HA pairs can be combined into a single NAS cluster.
HA pair/cluster interconnect ports 4x 25 GbE SFP28 ports (DAC cables or SW fiber optics, LC). 2 ports per controller
RAID levels RAID-4, RAID-DP, RAID-TEC
Controller memory 128 GB RAM per system (64 GB per controller). 16 GB battery-backed NVRAM per system (8 GB per controller) mirrored between the controllers.
Drive bays Up to 48 SFF hot-swap NVMe drive bays (1x 24-drive DG5000 controller enclosure + 1x 24-drive DG240N expansion enclosure)
Drive technology NVME QLC SSDs
Drive expansion connectivity Each DG5000 controller supports one 2-port 100GbE HIC and must be installed in port1 only for connectivity to a single DG240N expansion enclosure.
Drives 15.36 TB NVMe QLC SSDs (1 DWD)
Storage capacity Up to 737 TB by using 48x 15.36 TB drives
Storage protocols
  • NAS (File access): NFS, CIFS/SMB.
  • SAN (Block access): iSCSI, FC, NVMe/FC, NVMe/TCP
Host connectivity

Base ports (per controller enclosure):

  • 2x 10GBASE-T ports
    • Ports can be used for iSCSI, CIFS, and NFS.

Optional ports via HIC adapters (2 per controller):

  • 25GbE HIC, with 4x 10/25 GbE SFP28 ports (DAC cables or SW fiber optic cables, LC)
  • Fibre Channel HIC, with 4x 8/16/32 Gb FC SFP+ host ports, 32Gb transceivers included (SW fiber optic cables, LC)

The following host connectivity HIC combinations are supported in each controller:

  • 25GbE + 25GbE
  • 32Gb FC + 32Gb FC
  • 25GbE + 32Gb FC

The following combinations of storage expansion HIC in port 1  and host HIC in port 2 are supported in each controller:

  • 100GbE (port 1)  + 25GbE (port 2)
  • 100GbE (port 1)  + 32Gb FC (port 2)

Note: ONTAP does not support host direct attach for FC protocol. 

Category 1 Host operating systems* Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2022, RedHat, SuSE and VMware
Category 2 Host operating systems** Citrix Hypervisor (CentOS, Ubuntu - best effort ony). For version details, see the latest Category 2 Interoperability Matrix, available as a download from Lenovo Storage Interoperation Center (LSIC).
Performance† Up to 440,000 random read IOPS (8 KB blocks).
Configuration maximums‡
  • Maximum raw storage capacity: 737 TB
  • Maximum aggregate size: 400 TB
  • Maximum number of FlexVol volumes per controller: 1000
  • Maximum volume size: 300 TB.
  • Maximum number of LUNs per controller: 8192
  • Maximum number of LUNs per FlexVol volume: 512
  • Maximum LUN size: 128 TB.
  • Maximum number of drives in a RAID group (data + parity drives):
    • RAID 4: 14 (13 + 1 NVMe SSDs)
    • RAID-DP: 28 (26 + 2 NVMe SSDs)
    • RAID-TEC: 29 (26 + 3 NVMe SSDs)
  • Maximum number of initiators per controller: 2048
  • Maximum number of snapshots per FlexVol volume: 1023
Cooling Redundant cooling with the fans that are built into power supplies (DG5000 and DG240N enclosures).
Power supply DG5000: Two redundant hot-swap 1600 W Platinum AC power supplies. 200-240V supply.
DG240N: Two redundant hot-swap 1600 W Platinum AC power supplies. 200-240V supply.
Hot-swap parts Controllers, I/O modules, drives, power supplies, and transceivers and DAC cables.
Management ports
  • 1x 1 GbE port (UTP, RJ-45) per controller for out-of-band management.
  • 2x Serial console ports (RJ-45 and Micro-USB) for system configuration.
Management interfaces ThinkSystem Storage Manager web-based GUI; SSH CLI; Serial console CLI; SNMP, email, and syslog alerts.
Security features Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), user level security, role-based access control (RBAC), LDAP authentication.
Warranty and support Three-, four-, or five-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with selectable service levels: 9x5 service coverage next business day (NBD) onsite response (Foundation) or 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response (Essential). Premier Support is also available. Software support is included in the Foundation or Essential Service for the duration of the warranty period.
Dimensions DG5000 enclosure:
  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width with flange: 483 mm (19 in.)
  • Width without flange: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 543 mm (21.4 in.)
DG240N expansion enclosure:
  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width with flange: 483 mm (19 in.)
  • Width without flange: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 543 mm (21.4 in.)
Weight
  • DG5000 enclosure: (fully configured): 24.6 kg (54.3 lb)
  • DG240N expansion enclosure (fully configured): 30.2 kg (66.6 lb)

* For Category 1 operating system support information, see Lenovo Storage Interoperation Center (LSIC).
** For Category 2 operating system support information, see the latest Category 2 Interoperability Matrix. Go to the Lenovo Storage Interoperation Center (LSIC) home page and scroll down to the Lenovo Information section and click the Download Lenovo 3rd party of interop matrix link.
† Estimated performance based on internal measurements.
‡ For a detailed list of configuration limits and restrictions for a specific version of the software, refer to the Lenovo Data Center Support website:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Controller enclosures

Preconfigured and factory-integrated models of the ThinkSystem DG5000 Unified Flash Storage Array are configured by using the Lenovo Data Center Solution Configurator (DCSC), http://dcsc.lenovo.com

The following table lists the CTO base model for the ThinkSystem DG5000.

Table 2. ThinkSystem DG5000 CTO base model
Machine Type/Model Feature code Description
7DE4CTO1WW BF3C ThinkSystem DG5000 QLC

The models of the ThinkSystem DG5000 ship with the following items:

  • One chassis with the following components:
    • Two controllers
    • Two power supplies
  • Rack Mount Kit
  • 2m USB Cable (USB Type A to Micro-USB)
  • Documentation flyer
  • Two customer-configured power cables

The following table lists the feature codes for controller software. The selection here must match the software license selected as described in the Software section. DG Series controller software is available as a Unified offering, supporting SAN, NAS, and Object storage protocols, or as a DG

The following table lists the software options for the ThinkSystem DG5000.

Table 3. Controller software offerings
Machine Type/Model Feature code Description
CTO only BWU9 Storage Essential Bundle Offering
CTO only BWU8 Storage Complete Bundle Offering

Controllers

The ThinkSystem DG5000 controller enclosures ship with two DG5000 64GB NVMe controllers. A controller provides interfaces for host connectivity, management, and internal drives, and it runs ONTAP storage management software. Each DG5000 controller enclosure provides 128 GB RAM and 16 GB battery-backed NVRAM (64 GB RAM and 8 GB NVRAM per controller).

Each ThinkSystem DG5000 controller has two interconnect 25 GbE SFP28 ports to cable a directly-connected dual-controller HA pair or for switched cluster interconnect with multiple dual-controller HA pairs. Up to six HA pairs can be combined into a single SAN cluster or up to 12 HA pairs can be combined into a single NAS cluster.

Each DG5000 controller also has the following host interfaces:

  • 2x 10GBASE-T RJ-45 ports
  • 2x slots for additional host interfaces using HIC adapters; choices of HIC adapters are:
    • 25GbE HIC, with 4x 10/25 GbE SFP28 (DAC cables or SW fiber optic cables, LC)
    • Fibre Channel HIC, with 4x 8/16/32 Gb FC SFP+ host ports, 32Gb transceivers included (SW fiber optic cables, LC)

Two controllers are required for selection and must have the same HIC adapters installed. The use of a DG240N expansion enclosure requires a 100GbE HIC for connectivity installed in port 1 in each controller.

The following table lists the controllers for the DG5000 Storage Array and supported connectivity options.

Tip: The Fibre Channel HIC includes 32Gb transceivers

Table 4. DG5000 controllers and connectivity options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum quantity per controller enclosure
Controller
None* BEVS Lenovo ThinkSystem DM5100F/DG5000 NVMe Controller with Platinum PSU 2
Host Interface Cards
4C57A67134 BEVR Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage HIC, 100Gb NVMe-RoCE,2-ports** 2
4C57A67132 BEVQ Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage HIC, 10/25Gb iSCSI,4-ports † 4
4C57A67133 BEVP Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage HIC, 16/32Gb FC,4-ports 4
SFP+ and SFP28 transceiver for 10GbE and 25GbE optical cables
7G17A03537 AV1B  Lenovo Dual Rate 10G/25G SR SFP28 Transceiver 16
SFP+ transceiver for 10GbE optical cables
4XF7A14919 B4K9 10Gb SW Optical iSCSI SFP+ Module 1 pack 16

* Factory-installed only.
**HIC for expansion connectivity only
† For 25G leverage: 4M27A67041 Lenovo 25Gb SR SFP28 ethernet transceiver

The following table lists the supported optical and copper cables.

Tip: The 100GbE cables used to connect the DG240N expansion enclosure are configured with the DG240N.

Table 5. Supported cables
Part number Feature code Description Maximum quantity per controller enclosure
DAC breakout cable options for 100GbE
7Z57A03564 AV22 Lenovo 1m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 4
7Z57A03565 AV23 Lenovo 3m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 4
7Z57A03566 AV24 Lenovo 5m 100G QSFP28 to 4x25G SFP28 Breakout DAC Cable 4
DAC cable options for 25 GbE SFP28 connectivity
7Z57A03557 AV1W Lenovo 1m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 20
7Z57A03558 AV1X Lenovo 3m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 20
7Z57A03559 AV1Y Lenovo 5m Passive 25G SFP28 DAC Cable 20
DAC cable options for 40 GbE QSFP+ to 4x 10 GbE SFP+ host connectivity
49Y7886 A1DL Lenovo 1m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 4
49Y7887 A1DM Lenovo 3m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 4
49Y7888 A1DN Lenovo 5m Passive QSFP+ to SFP+ Breakout DAC Cable 4
DAC cable options for 25GbE SFP28 and 10 GbE SFP+ connectivity (base ports and interconnect ports)
00D6288 A3RG 0.5m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable 16
90Y9427 A1PH 1m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable 16
00AY764 A51N 1.5m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable 16
00AY765 A51P 2m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable 16
90Y9430 A1PJ 3m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable 16
90Y9433 A1PK 5m Passive DAC SFP+ Cable 16
OM3 cable options for 16/32 Gb FC and 25 GbE SW SFP28 optical transceivers
00MN499 ASR5 Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN502 ASR6 Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN505 ASR7 Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN508 ASR8 Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN511 ASR9 Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN514 ASRA Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN517 ASRB Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
00MN520 ASRC Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 16
OM4 cable options for 16/32 Gb FC and 25 GbE SFP28 optical transceivers
4Z57A10845 B2P9 Lenovo 0.5m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10846 B2PA Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10847 B2PB Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10848 B2PC Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10849 B2PD Lenovo 10m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10850 B2PE Lenovo 15m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10851 B2PF Lenovo 25m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
4Z57A10852 B2PG Lenovo 30m LC-LC OM4 MMF Cable 16
UTP Category 6 cables for 1/10 GbE RJ-45 adapter cards and 1 GbE RJ-45 management ports
00WE123 AVFW 0.75m Green Cat6 Cable 6
00WE127 AVFX 1.0m Green Cat6 Cable 6
00WE131 AVFY 1.25m Green Cat6 Cable 6
00WE135 AVFZ 1.5m Green Cat6 Cable 6
00WE139 AVG0 3m Green Cat6 Cable 6

Expansion enclosures

The  Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 supports attachment of one ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 enclosure. The expansion enclosure can be added to the system non-disruptively.

The following table lists the CTO base models for the ThinkSystem DG Series expansion enclosures.

Table 6. CTO base models for the ThinkSystem DG Series expansion enclosures
Description Machine Type/Model Feature code
Lenovo ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 NVMe Expansion Enclosure (with 2x PSUs) 7Y62CTO2WW B6W6

Configuration note: Two NVMe I/O expansion modules (feature code B73A) are pre-selected by the configurator.

The models of the ThinkSystem DG240N ship with the following items:

  • One chassis with the following components:
    • Two NVMe I/O modules
    • Two power supplies
  • Rack Mount Kit
  • Publications Flyer
  • Two customer-configured power cables
  • Four customer-configured 100G QSFP28 Passive DAC cables

The ThinkSystem DG240N expansion enclosure ships with two NVMe I/O expansion modules. Each NVMe I/O expansion module provides two external 100 GbE QSFP28 ports (labeled Ports A and B) that are used for direct-attach connections to the DG5000 enclosure.

The DG5000 controller enclosure supports direct attachment of one DG240N NVMe expansion enclosure for a total of up to 48 NVMe drives. To connect the DG240N, a 100 GbE HIC (4C57A67134) in port 1 is required to be installed in the DG5000for each controller.

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

Table 7. NVMe expansion enclosure connectivity options
Part number Feature code Description Required quantity
7Z57A03561 AV1Z Lenovo 1m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 4
7Z57A03562 AV20 Lenovo 3m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 4
7Z57A03563 AV21 Lenovo 5m Passive 100G QSFP28 DAC Cable 4

Configuration note: Four 100G QSFP28 DAC cables are needed per expansion enclosure for directly connecting the expansion enclosure to the controller enclosure (two from each controller)

Drives

The ThinkSystem DG5000 and DG240N enclosures each support up to 24 SFF hot-swap drives, in packs of 2 drives.

The following table lists supported drive packs for the controller and expansion enclosures.

Configuration notes:

  • When ordering the systems, select the drives that match the ONTAP offering and bundle you are installing on the DG controller. Drive feature codes are specific to Unified Essentials and Unified Complete bundles. See the Software section for details.
  • Drives are sold in packs. Supported quantities are as follows:
    • The DG5000 2U24 SFF controller enclosure supports only 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 or 24 SFF drives
    • The DG240N 2U24 SFF expansion enclosure supports only 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22 or 24 SFF drives
    • A minimum number of drive packs is 4. (4 packs of 2 drives is required)
  • For factory-installed drive packs, all drives in the enclosure must be of the same type and capacity.
  • In DCSC, use "guided mode" to configure controller and add expansion accordingly. DCSC will auto display supported drives based on selected software bundle: unified complete or unified essential.

Field upgrades: Drive packs for field upgrades can be ordered via the CTO base 7D4FCTO5WW (BXFS), ThinkSystem DG Drive Pack Upgrades for DG5000/DG7000. These are for use in existing expansion enclosures that have not been fully populated with the factory-installed drive packs

Note that the feature code varies, based on the software license Unified Essentials or Unified Complete with Unified.

Table 8. DG5000 enclosure drive pack options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum quantity per 2U enclosure
QLC NVMe SSD
CTO only BXG8* Lenovo ThinkSystem 30.7TB (2x 15.36TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Complete Bundle 12
CTO only BXG7* Lenovo ThinkSystem 30.7TB (2x 15.36TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Essential Bundle 12
CTO only C1M2* Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Complete Bundle 12
CTO only C1M3* Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Essential Bundle 12
CTO only BXJJ** Lenovo ThinkSystem 30.7TB (2x 15.36TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 12
CTO only C1LP** Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 12

*Drive packs for field upgrades can be ordered via the CTO base 7D4FCTO5WW (BXFS). A minimum of 1 drive packs is required. No mixing. Only available when DG7000 (FC BXFS) is selected..
**For Brazil geography

The following table lists supported drive pack options for the DG240N Enclosure.

Table 9. DG240N expansion enclosure drive pack options
Part number Feature code Description Maximum quantity per 2U enclosure
QLC NVMe SSD
CTO only BXG8 Lenovo ThinkSystem 30.7TB (2x 15.36TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Complete Bundle 12
CTO only BXG7 Lenovo ThinkSystem 30.7TB (2x 15.36TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Essential Bundle 12
CTO only C1M2 Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Complete Bundle 12
CTO only C1M3 Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 - Unified Essential Bundle 12
CTO only BXJJ* Lenovo ThinkSystem 30.7TB (2x 15.36TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 12
CTO only C1LP* Lenovo ThinkSystem 61.4TB (2x 30.72TB QLC NVMe SSD) Drive Pack for DG5000 12

*For Brazil geography

Software

In this section:

ONTAP software unifies data management across flash, disk, and cloud to simplify the Lenovo DG/DM storage environment. It builds the foundation for a Data Fabric, making it easy to move the data where it is needed across flash, disk, and cloud resources. 

Feature bundles

Controller software for the DG5000 is available in the following bundles of features:

Table 10. Software features and specifications summary
Attribute Unified Essential Unified Complete
Controller software feature code BWU9 BWU8
RAID-4, RAID-DP, and RAID-TEC data protection Included Included
SAN (Block access): iSCSI, FC, NVMe/FC Included Included
NAS (File access): NFS, CIFS/SMB Included Included
All Flash Array (AFA) capability Included Included
Thin provisioning Included Included
Compression Included Included
Compaction Included Included
Deduplication Included Included
Snapshots Included Included
Encryption* Included* Included*
Balanced placement Included Included
Dynamic capacity expansion Included Included
Adaptive Quality of Service Included Included
SnapRestore Included Included
FlexClone Included Included
FlexVol Included Included
FlexCache Included Included
SnapMirror asynchronous replication No Included
SyncMirror data protection Included Included
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) support Included** Included**
MetroCluster IP Included Included
NVMe over FC Protocol Included Included
NVMe over TCP Protocol Included Included
SnapMirror Business Continuity (SMBC) No Included
SnapMirror synchronous replication No Included
FlexGroup Included Included
SnapVault disk-based storage backup No Included
SnapCenter No Included
ONTAP S3 Included Included
Autonomous Anti-ransomware Protection No Included
Multitenant Key Management No Included
SnapLock No Included
SnapMirror Cloud No Included
SnapMirror S3 No Included
FarbricPool Optional Optional

* Requires the encryption version of ONTAP. See the ONTAP software section
** Not available in PRC

The features are summarized as follows: 

  • RAID-4, RAID-DP, and RAID-TEC data protection: Provides the flexibility to choose the level of data protection required and helps improve performance and availability with built-in spare capacity and by distributing data across all physical drives in the aggregate, sustaining to up to one (RAID-4), two (RAID-DP), or three (RAID-TEC) concurrent drive failures. 
  • Thin provisioning: Optimizes efficiency by allocating storage space based on the minimum space required by each application at any given time, so that applications consume only the space they are actually using, not the total space that has been allocated to them, which allows customers to purchase storage they need today and add more as application requirements grow. 
  • Compression: Provides transparent inline and post-process data compression to reduce the amount of storage that customers need to purchase and manage. 
  • Deduplication: Performs general-purpose deduplication for removal of redundant data to reduce the amount of storage that customers need to purchase and manage. 
  • Snapshots: Enables creation of read-only copies of data for backup, parallel processing, testing, and development, and have the copies available almost immediately. 
  • Encryption: Provides software-based encryption for data at rest for enhanced data security with the traditional drives and embedded key management (requires the encryption-capable version of the ONTAP software). 
  • Balanced placement: Provides automated workload distribution across the cluster to help increase utilization and performance. 
  • Dynamic capacity expansion: Allows the capacity of a volume or aggregate to be expanded by adding new physical drives. 
  • Adaptive Quality of Service: Simplifies operations and maintains consistent workload performance by defining QoS policies and automatically adjusting storage resources to respond to workload changes. 
  • SnapRestore: Enables quick recovery of data by reverting a local volume or file to its previous state from a particular snapshot copy stored on the file system. 
  • FlexClone: References snapshot metadata to create writable point-in-time copies of a volume. 
  • FlexVol: Provides abstraction layer between the logical volume and its physical location in the storage array. 
  • FlexCache: Speeds up access to data and offloads traffic from heavily accessed volumes for read-intensive workloads by placing frequently used data in cache locally or remotely (closer to the point of client access) and serving the data to the clients directly from cache without accessing the data source. 
  • SnapMirror asynchronous replication: Provides storage system-based data replication between the storage systems containing source (local) and destination (remote) volumes by using asynchronous (at specified regular intervals) data transfers over IP communication links. 
  • SyncMirror data protection: Adds extra level of data protection and availability by mirroring a pair of RAID aggregates. 
  • Trusted Platform Module (TPM): For encryption enabled systems.  The encryption keys for the onboard key manager (OKM) are no longer stored in the boot device, but instead are stored in the physical TPM for systems so equipped, offering greater security and protection. Moving to the TPM is a nondisruptive process.
  • MetroCluster IP: Provides storage system-based clustering with online, real-time data mirroring between the local and remote sites by using synchronous data transfers over IP communication links to deliver continuous availability with zero RPO and near-zero RTO. All storage systems in a MetroCluster IP configuration must be of the same model. New to ONTAP 9.11: MetroCluster with Storage Virtual Machine Disaster Recovery (SVM-DR) can now use a third site for the SVM-DR
  • NVMe over TCP Protocol: Enables NVMe over TCP
  • Data Protection Optimized (DPO): Increases the amount of concurrent SnapMirror sessions per node, as well as improving SnapMirror performance to the cluster.
  • SnapMirror synchronous replication: Provides storage system-based data replication between the storage systems containing source (local) and destination (remote) volumes by using synchronous (as soon as the data is written to the source volume)
  • FlexGroup: Enables a single volume to span across multiple clustered storage arrays to maximize storage capacity and automate load distribution. New to ONTAP 9.11: FlexGroups can now be created as SnapLock volumes.
  • SnapVault disk-based storage backup: Enables data stored on multiple systems to be backed up to a central, secondary system quickly and efficiently as read-only snapshot copies. 
  • SnapCenter: Provides application- and virtual machine-aware backup and restoration of data by using the Snapshots technology and leverages the SnapMirror capabilities of storage systems to provide onsite or offsite backup set mirroring for disaster recovery. 
  • ONTAP S3: Expands the DG/DM Series unified story and allows customers to manage, block, file, and object data from one interface. Customers can now natively store data in S3 buckets onboard the DG/DM Series. 
  • SnapMirror S3 : Enables you to protect buckets in ONTAP S3 object stores using familiar SnapMirror mirroring and backup functionality. Requires ONTAP 9.11 or later on both source and destination clusters. Requires the Unified Premium Bundle.
  • SnapMirror Cloud: A backup and recovery technology designed for ONTAP users who want to transition their data protection workflows to the cloud. SnapMirror Cloud is an extension to the family of SnapMirror replication technologies. While SnapMirror is frequently used for ONTAP-to-ONTAP backups, SnapMirror Cloud uses the same replication engine to transfer Snapshot copies for ONTAP to S3-compliant object storage backups.
  • Multitenant Key Management (MTKM): Provides the ability for individual tenants or storage virtual machines (SVMs) to maintain their own keys through KMIP for NVE. With multitenant external key management, you can centralize your organization’s key management functions by department or tenant while inherently confirming that keys are not stored near the assets. This approach decreases the possibility of compromise.
  • Anti-ransomware: Uses workload analysis in NAS (NFS and SMB) environments to proactively detect and warn about abnormal activity that might indicate a ransomware attack. When an attack is suspected, anti-ransomware also creates new Snapshot backups, in addition to existing protection from scheduled Snapshot copies. New to ONTAP 9.11: Optional multi-admin verification to approve administration functions that could result in data loss.

Optional Extended features also available via Feature on Demand (FoD) (see the Extended ONTAP features section)

  • FabricPool: FabricPool is a hybrid storage solution that uses an all flash (all SSD) aggregate as the performance tier and an object store as the external capacity tier. Data in a FabricPool is stored in a tier based on whether it is frequently accessed or not. Using a FabricPool helps you reduce storage cost without compromising performance, efficiency, or protection. 
  • No license is required when tiering to StorageGRID or ONTAP S3.

ONTAP software versions

The following table lists the software selection options for the DG5000. The table also indicates which markets each version is available in.

Table 11. Software selection
Feature
code
Description Availability
ONTAP 9.1x  
BX90 Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage ONTAP 9.12 Software Encryption - IPAv2 All markets
BX91 Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage ONTAP 9.12 Software NonEncryption - IPAv2 All markets
BWUA Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage ONTAP 9.13 Software Encryption - IPAv2 All markets
BWUB Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage ONTAP 9.13 Software NonEncryption - IPAv2 All markets
C0S6 Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage ONTAP 9.14 Software Encryption - IPAv2 All markets
C0S7 Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage ONTAP 9.14 Software NonEncryption - IPAv2 All markets

Software maintenance is included in the DG5000 warranty and support (see Warranty and support for details).

Extended ONTAP features

FabricPool is an optional extended feature. To obtain this feature license, order the part numbers as listed in the following table.

Note: Extended features are only available as field upgrades and are not orderable as part of a CTO configuration.

Table 12. Optional software features
Part number Feature code Description Quantity
4P47A37057 None* DM Series FabricPool – 1TB Increment – 3 years 1 per TB of storage capacity
4P47A37288 None* DM Series FabricPool – 1TB Increment – 5 years 1 per TB of storage capacity

* Field upgrade only; no factory installation.

Configuration notes:

  • The FabricPool feature is a cluster-wide, capacity-based license that is available for 3-year or 5-year subscription terms.
  • No license is required when tiering to StorageGRID or ONTAP S3.

Ansible playbooks for DM/DG Series

Ansible Playbooks give customers the ability to quickly deploy and use DM/DG Series storage systems using a standard open source deployment tool. Each playbook executes a set of tasks to achieve a configuration/provisioning goal.

Lenovo has created playbooks that can be used with DM/DG Series storage systems to help with:

  • Provisioning
  • Configuring

To access the Ansible Playbooks for Lenovo ThinkSystem DM/DG Series storage systems, go to the following page:
https://github.com/lenovo/ansible-dm-series-ontap

Management

The ThinkSystem DG5000 supports the following management interfaces:

  • Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage Manager, a web-based interface via HTTPS for single-system management or centralized management of the cluster of systems, that runs on the storage system itself and 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 or through serial console.
  • Syslog, SNMP, and e-mail notifications.

Power supplies and cables

The ThinkSystem DG5000 and DG240N 2U24 SFF enclosures ship with two redundant hot-swap 1600 W (200-240 V) Platinum AC power supplies, each with an IEC 320-C14 connector.

Each ThinkSystem DG Series enclosure requires the selection of two power cables.

Note: A 110V power source is supported; however, the system is limited to a single IO card per controller when using 110V power

Rack installation

The individually shipped ThinkSystem DG5000 and DG240N enclosures come with the ThinkSystem Storage Rack Mount Kit 2U24 listed in the following table.

Table 13. 4-post rack mount kit
Feature code Description Quantity
B6Y6 Lenovo ThinkSystem NVMe Rail Kit 4 post 1

When the ThinkSystem DM Series enclosures are factory-integrated and shipped installed in a rack cabinet, the rack mount kits that support Ship-in-Rack (SIR) capabilities are derived by the configurator. The SIR-capable rack mount kits are listed in the following table.

Table 14. 4-post SIR rack mount kits
Feature code Description Quantity
B6Y7 ThinkSystem NVMe Adjustable Rail Kit 1

The following table summarizes the rack mount kit features and specifications.

Table 15. Rack mount kit features and specifications summary
Attribute Screw-in fixed rail with adjustable depth
2U24 2U24 SIR
Feature code B38Y B6TH
Enclosure support DG5000, DG240N DG5000, DG240N
Rail type Fixed (static) with adjustable depth Fixed (static) with adjustable depth
Tool-less installation No No
In-rack maintenance Yes* Yes*
Ship-in-rack (SIR) support No Yes
1U PDU support Yes Yes
0U PDU support Limited** Limited**
Rack type IBM or Lenovo 4-post,
I
EC standard-compliant
IBM or Lenovo 4-post,
IEC standard-compliant
Mounting holes Square or round Square or round
Mounting flange thickness 2.0 - 3.3 mm (0.08 - 0.13 in.) 2.0 - 3.3 mm (0.08 - 0.13 in.)
Distance between front and rear mounting flanges^ 605 - 813 mm (23.8 - 32 in.) 605 - 813 mm (23.8 - 32 in.)

* The majority of the enclosure components can be serviced from the front or rear of the enclosure, which does not require the removal of the enclosure from the rack cabinet.
** If a 0U PDU is used, the rack cabinet must be at least 1000 mm (39.37 in.) deep for 2U24 enclosures.
^ Measured when mounted on the rack, from the front surface of the front mounting flange to the rear most point of the rail.

Physical specifications

The ThinkSystem DG5000 controller enclosure has the following dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width with flange: 483 mm (19 in.)
  • Width without flange: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 543 mm (21.4 in.)
  • Weight (fully configured): 24.6 kg (54.3 lb)

The ThinkSystem DG240N 2U24 SFF enclosure has the following dimensions and weight:

  • Height: 87 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width with flange: 483 mm (19 in.)
  • Width without flange: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 543 mm (21.4 in.)
  • Weight (fully configured): 30.2 kg (66.6 lb)

Operating environment

The ThinkSystem DG5000 and DG240N 2U24 SFF enclosures are supported in the following environment:

  • Air temperature:
    • Operating: 10 to 35 °C (50 to 95 °F)
    • Non-operating: -40 °C to +70 °C (-40 °F to 158 °F)
    • Maximum altitude: 3050 m (10,000 ft)
  • Relative humidity:
    • Operating: 8% to 80% (non-condensing)
    • Non-operating: 10% to 95% (non-condensing)
  • Electrical power:
    • DG5000:
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 5.40 A
      • Power load = 1079W (maximum), 826.9W (typical)
    • DG240N:
      • 100 to 127 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 4.11 A
      • 200 to 240 (nominal) V AC; 50 Hz or 60 Hz; 2.05 A
      • Maximum system power load: 390 W
  • Heat dissipation:
    • DG5000: 3682.79 BTU/Hr (maximum), 2822.13 BUT/Hr (typical)
    • DG240N: 1331 BTU/hour
  • Acoustical noise emission:
    • DG5000: 7.2 bels
    • DG240N: 6.4 bels

Warranty and support

The DG5000 and expansion enclosure have a  3-year warranty based on the machine type of the system:

  • DG5000 controller enclosure: 7DE4 (3-year warranty)
  • DG240N expansion enclosure: 7Y62 (3-year warranty)

The standard warranty terms are customer-replaceable unit (CRU) and onsite (for field-replaceable units FRUs only) with standard call center support during normal business hours and 9x5 Next Business Day Parts Delivered.

Lenovo’s additional support services provide a sophisticated, unified support structure for your data center, with an experience consistently ranked number one in customer satisfaction worldwide. Available offerings include:

  • Premier Support

    Premier Support provides a Lenovo-owned customer experience and delivers direct access to technicians skilled in hardware, software, and advanced troubleshooting, in addition to the following:

    • Direct technician-to-technician access through a dedicated phone line
    • 24x7x365 remote support
    • Single point of contact service
    • End to end case management
    • Third-party collaborative software support
    • Online case tools and live chat support
    • On-demand remote system analysis
  • Warranty Upgrade (Preconfigured Support)

    Services are available to meet the on-site response time targets that match the criticality of your systems.

    • 3, 4, or 5 years of service coverage
    • 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions
    • Foundation Service: 9x5 service coverage with next business day onsite response. YourDrive YourData is an optional extra (see below).
    • Essential Service: 24x7 service coverage with 4-hour onsite response or 24-hour committed repair (available only in select markets). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
    • Advanced Service: 24x7 service coverage with 2-hour onsite response or 6-hour committed repair (available only in select markets). Bundled with YourDrive YourData.
  • Managed Services

    Lenovo Managed Services provides continuous 24x7 remote monitoring (plus 24x7 call center availability) and proactive management of your data center using state-of-the-art tools, systems, and practices by a team of highly skilled and experienced Lenovo services professionals.

    Quarterly reviews check error logs, verify firmware & OS device driver levels, and software as needed. We’ll also maintain records of latest patches, critical updates, and firmware levels, to ensure you systems are providing business value through optimized performance.

  • Technical Account Management (TAM)

    A Lenovo Technical Account Manager helps you optimize the operation of your data center based on a deep understanding of your business. You gain direct access to your Lenovo TAM, who serves as your single point of contact to expedite service requests, provide status updates, and furnish reports to track incidents over time. In addition, your TAM will help proactively make service recommendations and manage your service relationship with Lenovo to make certain your needs are met.

  • Enterprise Server Software Support

    Enterprise Software Support is an additional support service providing customers with software support on Microsoft, Red Hat, SUSE, and VMware applications and systems. Around the clock availability for critical problems plus unlimited calls and incidents helps customers address challenges fast, without incremental costs. Support staff can answer troubleshooting and diagnostic questions, address product comparability and interoperability issues, isolate causes of problems, report defects to software vendors, and more.

  • YourDrive YourData

    Lenovo’s YourDrive YourData is a multi-drive retention offering that ensures your data is always under your control, regardless of the number of drives that are installed in your Lenovo server. In the unlikely event of a drive failure, you retain possession of your drive while Lenovo replaces the failed drive part. Your data stays safely on your premises, in your hands. The YourDrive YourData service can be purchased in convenient bundles and is optional with Foundation Service. It is bundled with Essential Service and Advanced Service.

  • Health Check

    Having a trusted partner who can perform regular and detailed health checks is central to maintaining efficiency and ensuring that your systems and business are always running at their best. Health Check supports Lenovo-branded server, storage, and networking devices, as well as select Lenovo-supported products from other vendors that are sold by Lenovo or a Lenovo-Authorized Reseller.

Examples of region-specific warranty terms are second or longer business day parts delivery or parts-only base warranty.

If warranty terms and conditions include onsite labor for repair or replacement of parts, Lenovo will dispatch a service technician to the customer site to perform the replacement. Onsite labor under base warranty is limited to labor for replacement of parts that have been determined to be field-replaceable units (FRUs). Parts that are determined to be customer-replaceable units (CRUs) do not include onsite labor under base warranty.

If warranty terms include parts-only base warranty, Lenovo is responsible for delivering only replacement parts that are under base warranty (including FRUs) that will be sent to a requested location for self-service. Parts-only service does not include a service technician being dispatched onsite. Parts must be changed at customer’s own cost and labor and defective parts must be returned following the instructions supplied with the spare parts.

Lenovo Service offerings are region-specific. Not all preconfigured support and upgrade options are available in every region. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, refer to the following resources:

For service definitions, region-specific details, and service limitations, please refer to the following documents:

Services

Lenovo Services is a dedicated partner to your success. Our goal is to reduce your capital outlays, mitigate your IT risks, and accelerate your time to productivity.

Note: Some service options may not be available in all markets or regions. For more information, go to https://www.lenovo.com/services. For information about Lenovo service upgrade offerings that are available in your region, contact your local Lenovo sales representative or business partner.

Here’s a more in-depth look at what we can do for you:

  • Asset Recovery Services

    Asset Recovery Services (ARS) helps customers recover the maximum value from their end-of-life equipment in a cost-effective and secure way. On top of simplifying the transition from old to new equipment, ARS mitigates environmental and data security risks associated with data center equipment disposal. Lenovo ARS is a cash-back solution for equipment based on its remaining market value, yielding maximum value from aging assets and lowering total cost of ownership for your customers. For more information, see the ARS page, https://lenovopress.com/lp1266-reduce-e-waste-and-grow-your-bottom-line-with-lenovo-ars.

  • Assessment Services

    An Assessment helps solve your IT challenges through an onsite, multi-day session with a Lenovo technology expert. We perform a tools-based assessment which provides a comprehensive and thorough review of a company's environment and technology systems. In addition to the technology based functional requirements, the consultant also discusses and records the non-functional business requirements, challenges, and constraints. Assessments help organizations like yours, no matter how large or small, get a better return on your IT investment and overcome challenges in the ever-changing technology landscape.

  • Design Services

    Professional Services consultants perform infrastructure design and implementation planning to support your strategy. The high-level architectures provided by the assessment service are turned into low level designs and wiring diagrams, which are reviewed and approved prior to implementation. The implementation plan will demonstrate an outcome-based proposal to provide business capabilities through infrastructure with a risk-mitigated project plan.

  • Basic Hardware Installation

    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.

  • Deployment Services

    When investing in new IT infrastructures, you need to ensure your business will see quick time to value with little to no disruption. Lenovo deployments are designed by development and engineering teams who know our Products & Solutions better than anyone else, and our technicians own the process from delivery to completion. Lenovo will conduct remote preparation and planning, configure & integrate systems, validate systems, verify and update appliance firmware, train on administrative tasks, and provide post-deployment documentation. Customer’s IT teams leverage our skills to enable IT staff to transform with higher level roles and tasks.

  • Integration, Migration, and Expansion Services

    Move existing physical & virtual workloads easily, or determine technical requirements to support increased workloads while maximizing performance. Includes tuning, validation, and documenting ongoing run processes. Leverage migration assessment planning documents to perform necessary migrations.

Regulatory compliance

The ThinkSystem DG Series enclosures conform to the following regulations:

  • United States: FCC Part 15, Class A; UL 60950-1
  • Canada: ICES-003, Class A; CAN/CSA-C22.2 60950-1
  • Mexico NOM
  • European Union: CE Mark (EN55032 Class A, EN55024, IEC/EN60950-1); ROHS Directive 2011/65/EU
  • Russia, Kazakhstan, Belarus: EAC
  • China: CCC GB 4943.1, GB 17625.1, GB 9254 Class A; CELP; CECP
  • Japan: VCCI, Class A
  • Taiwan: BSMI CNS 13438, Class A; CNS 14336-1
  • Korea KN32/35, Class A
  • Australia/New Zealand: AS/NZS CISPR 22 Class A

Interoperability

Lenovo provides end-to-end storage compatibility testing to deliver interoperability throughout the network. The ThinkSystem DG5000 Unified Flash Storage Array supports attachment to Lenovo servers by using NVMe over Fibre Channel (NVMe/FC), NAS (NFS and CIFS/SMB), iSCSI, and Fibre Channel storage connectivity.

For end-to-end storage configuration support, refer to the Lenovo Storage Interoperation Center (LSIC):
https://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/us/en/lsic

Use the LSIC to select the known components of your configuration and then get a list all other supported combinations, with details about supported hardware, firmware, operating systems, and drivers, plus any additional configuration notes. View results on screen or export them to Excel.

Cluster interconnect

The following table lists the Ethernet storage switch that can be used with the Lenovo ThinkSystem DG5000 for cluster interconnect and MetroCluster IP configurations.

Table 16. Ethernet storage switch
Description Part number
Mellanox SN2100 16 Port, QSFP28, 100GbE Switch, Rear to Front (PSE) Exhaust 7DBUCTO1WW
Mellanox SN2100 16 port, QSFP28, 100GbE Switch, Front to Rear (oPSE) Exhaust 7DBUCTO2WW

For more information, see the NVIDIA SN2100 16-port 100Gb Ethernet Storage Switch Article:
https://lenovopress.lenovo.com/lp1756-nvidia-sn2100-100gb-ethernet-storage-switch

Fibre Channel SAN switches

Lenovo offers the ThinkSystem DB Series of Fibre Channel SAN switches for high-performance storage expansion. See the DB Series product guides for models and configuration options:

Rack cabinets

The following table lists the supported rack cabinets.

Table 17. Rack cabinets
Part number Description
93072RX 25U Standard Rack (1000mm)
93072PX 25U Static S2 Standard Rack (1000mm)
7D6DA007WW ThinkSystem 42U Onyx Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
7D6DA008WW ThinkSystem 42U Pearl Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
1410-O42 Lenovo EveryScale 42U Onyx Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet
1410-P42 Lenovo EveryScale 42U Pearl Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet
93604PX 42U 1200mm Deep Dynamic Rack
93614PX 42U 1200mm Deep Static Rack
93634PX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Rack
93634EX 42U 1100mm Dynamic Expansion Rack
93074RX 42U Standard Rack (1000mm)
7D6EA009WW ThinkSystem 48U Onyx Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
7D6EA00AWW ThinkSystem 48U Pearl Primary Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet (1200mm)
1410-O48 Lenovo EveryScale 48U Onyx Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet
1410-P48 Lenovo EveryScale 48U Pearl Heavy Duty Rack Cabinet

For specifications about these racks, see the Lenovo Rack Cabinet Reference, available from:
https://lenovopress.com/lp1287-lenovo-rack-cabinet-reference

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

Power distribution units

The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 18. Power distribution units
Part
number
Feature
code
Description
ANZ
ASEAN
Brazil
EET
MEA
RUCIS
WE
HTK
INDIA
JAPAN
LA
NA
PRC
0U Basic PDUs
00YJ776 ATZY 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A 1 Phase PDU N Y Y N N N N N N Y Y Y N
00YJ779 ATZX 0U 21 C13/12 C19 48A 3 Phase PDU N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y N
00YJ777 ATZZ 0U 36 C13/6 C19 32A 1 Phase PDU Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
00YJ778 AU00 0U 21 C13/12 C19 32A 3 Phase PDU Y Y N Y Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y
0U Switched and Monitored PDUs
00YJ783 AU04 0U 12 C13/12 C19 Switched and Monitored 48A 3 Phase PDU N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y N
00YJ781 AU03 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 24A 1 Phase PDU N N Y N Y N Y N N Y Y Y N
00YJ782 AU02 0U 18 C13/6 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 3 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
00YJ780 AU01 0U 20 C13/4 C19 Switched and Monitored 32A 1 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
1U Switched and Monitored PDUs
4PU7A90808 C0D4 1U 18 C19/C13 Switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU V2 ETL Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4PU7A81117 BNDV 1U 18 C19/C13 switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU - ETL N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
4PU7A90809 C0DE 1U 18 C19/C13 Switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU V2 CE N N N N N Y Y N N N N N N
4PU7A81118 BNDW 1U 18 C19/C13 switched and monitored 48A 3P WYE PDU - CE Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y N Y
4PU7A90810 C0DD 1U 18 C19/C13 Switched and monitored 80A 3P Delta PDU V2 Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
4PU7A77467 BLC4 1U 18 C19/C13 Switched and Monitored 80A 3P Delta PDU N N N N N N N N N Y N Y N
4PU7A90811 C0DC 1U 12 C19/C13 Switched and monitored 32A 3P WYE PDU V2 N N N N N Y Y N N N N N N
4PU7A77468 BLC5 1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 32A 3P WYE PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N Y Y Y
4PU7A90812 C0DB 1U 12 C19/C13 Switched and monitored 60A 3P Delta PDU V2 N N N N N N N N N Y N N N
4PU7A77469 BLC6 1U 12 C19/C13 switched and monitored 60A 3P Delta PDU N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
46M4002 5896 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
46M4004 5894 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored DPI PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
46M4003 5897 1U 9 C19/3 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
46M4005 5895 1U 12 C13 Switched and Monitored 60A 3 Phase PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U Ultra Density Enterprise PDUs (9x IEC 320 C13 + 3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
71763NU 6051 Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU 60A/208V/3PH N N Y N N N N N N Y Y Y N
71762NX 6091 Ultra Density Enterprise C19/C13 PDU Module Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U C13 Enterprise PDUs (12x IEC 320 C13 outlets)
39M2816 6030 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU Plus Module (WW) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8941 6010 DPI C13 Enterprise PDU Module (WW) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U C19 Enterprise PDUs (6x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8948 6060 DPI C19 Enterprise PDU Module (WW) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8923 6061 DPI Three-phase 60A/208V C19 Enterprise PDU (US) N N Y N N N Y N N N Y Y N
1U Front-end PDUs (3x IEC 320 C19 outlets)
39Y8938 6002 DPI Single-phase 30A/120V Front-end PDU (US) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8939 6003 DPI Single-phase 30A/208V Front-end PDU (US) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8934 6005 DPI Single-phase 32A/230V Front-end PDU (International) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
39Y8940 6004 DPI Single-phase 60A/208V Front-end PDU (US) Y N Y Y Y Y Y N N Y Y Y N
39Y8935 6006 DPI Single-phase 63A/230V Front-end PDU (International) Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
1U NEMA PDUs (6x NEMA 5-15R outlets)
39Y8905 5900 DPI 100-127V NEMA PDU Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Line cords for 1U PDUs that ship without a line cord
40K9611 6504 4.3m, 32A/380-415V, EPDU/IEC 309 3P+N+G 3ph wye (non-US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9612 6502 4.3m, 32A/230V, EPDU to IEC 309 P+N+G (non-US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9613 6503 4.3m, 63A/230V, EPDU to IEC 309 P+N+G (non-US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9614 6500 4.3m, 30A/208V, EPDU to NEMA L6-30P (US) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9615 6501 4.3m, 60A/208V, EPDU to IEC 309 2P+G (US) Line Cord N N Y N N N Y N N Y Y Y N
40K9617 6505 4.3m, 32A/230V, Souriau UTG Female to AS/NZ 3112 (Aus/NZ) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
40K9618 6506 4.3m, 32A/250V, Souriau UTG Female to KSC 8305 (S. Korea) Line Cord Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y

For more information, see the Lenovo Press documents in the PDU category:
https://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu

Uninterruptible power supply units

The following table lists the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are offered by Lenovo.

Table 19. Uninterruptible power supply units
Part number Description
55941AX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55941KX RT1.5kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55942AX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55942KX RT2.2kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55943AX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (100-125VAC)
55943KX RT3kVA 2U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55945KX RT5kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55946KX RT6kVA 3U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948KX RT8kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55949KX RT11kVA 6U Rack or Tower UPS (200-240VAC)
55948PX RT8kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55949PX RT11kVA 6U 3:1 Phase Rack or Tower UPS (380-415VAC)
55943KT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Standard UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55943LT† ThinkSystem RT3kVA 2U Long Backup UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A, 2x GB 10A, 1x C19 16A outlets)
55946KT† ThinkSystem RT6kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)
5594XKT† ThinkSystem RT10kVA 5U UPS (200-230VAC) (2x C13 10A outlets, 1x Terminal Block output)

† Only available in China and the Asia Pacific market.

For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the UPS category:
https://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 your region-specific offers, please ask your Lenovo sales representative or your technology provider about the use of Lenovo Financial Services. For more information, see the following Lenovo website:

https://www.lenovo.com/us/en/landingpage/lenovo-financial-services/

Seller training courses

The following sales training courses are offered for employees and partners (login required). Courses are listed in date order.

  1. Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio
    2024-05-29 | 20 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Lenovo Data Center Product Portfolio

    This course introduces the Lenovo data center portfolio, and covers servers, storage, storage networking, and software-defined infrastructure products. After completing this course about Lenovo data center products, you will be able to identify product types within each data center family, describe Lenovo innovations that this product family or category uses, and recognize when a specific product should be selected.

    Published: 2024-05-29
    Length: 20 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXXW1110r7
  2. Partner Technical Webinar - Fibre Channel and DG Updates
    2024-04-23 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - Fibre Channel and DG Updates

    in this 60-minute replay, Mike Easterly, Broadcom, reviewed Lenovo solutions for Fibre Channel (FC) including Emulex FC Adapters and Brocade FC switches. Next, Mark Clayton, Lenovo Storage Architect, reviewed the lasted on the Data Management portfolio with updates on DG, HS350x Ready Nodes and Data Protection.

    Published: 2024-04-23
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 041924
  3. VTT Data Management How to sell storage - April 2024
    2024-04-10 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT Data Management How to sell storage - April 2024

    In this course, you will know:

    - Why do we sell storage?
    - What are the basics you need to get an opportunity rolling?
    - Why Lenovo for Storage?
    - What is happening in the market today?
    - How to determine traction?

    Published: 2024-04-10
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT209
  4. ONTAP Technical Positioning
    2024-03-14 | 45 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    ONTAP Technical Positioning

    This course focuses on enabling you to interpret the technical market trends and challenges that ONTAP customers face. You also learn to ask qualifying questions that identify which industries, companies, and customer contacts are appropriate targets for ONTAP software. Module two covers explaining ONTAP features and functionality and enabling you to strengthen ONTAP marketing claims with technical details.
    Learning Objectives:
    • Interpret the technical market trends and challenges that ONTAP customers face
    • Ask qualifying questions that identify which industries, companies, and customer contacts are appropriate targets for ONTAP software
    • Explain ONTAP features and functionality
    • Strengthen ONTAP marketing claims with technical details

    Published: 2024-03-14
    Length: 45 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DDMT200r2
  5. Data management Overview
    2024-03-14 | 25 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Data management Overview

    After completing this course you will be able to:
    1. Know more about the data management trends and challenges
    2. Understand the data management portfolio
    3. Find out how data drives business value

    Published: 2024-03-14
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: DSTOO201
  6. VTT ONTAP 9.14.1 and Bundle Change Update - February 2024
    2024-03-07 | 25 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT ONTAP 9.14.1 and Bundle Change Update - February 2024

    In this course, you will know more about:
    - The new Features of ONTAP 9.14.1 update
    - ONTAP Bundle Update

    Published: 2024-03-07
    Length: 25 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT207
  7. Family Portfolio: Storage
    2024-02-02 | 15 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Family Portfolio: Storage

    This course covers products in the Lenovo storage portfolio, from storage servers to direct-access storage through storage systems.
    After completing this course about the Storage family, the learner will be able to identify products within the family, describe the features of this product family, and recognize when a specific product should be selected.

    Published: 2024-02-02
    Length: 15 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: SXSW1201r16
  8. VTT ONTAP 9.13.1 and Bundle Change Update - November 2023
    2023-11-14 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT ONTAP 9.13.1 and Bundle Change Update - November 2023

    In this course, you will know more about:
    - The new Features of ONTAP 9.13.1 update
    - ONTAP Bundle Update

    Published: 2023-11-14
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT205
  9. VTT The Benefits of Scale Out Clustering with DM/DG - September 2023
    2023-09-12 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT The Benefits of Scale Out Clustering with DM/DG - September 2023

    In this course, you will know more about:
    - What is scale out?
    - Hardware benefits
    - Administrative benefits
    - Scale out Features

    Published: 2023-09-12
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT204
  10. Partner Technical Webinar - Storage Portfolio Update DG\DM3010H and LSST
    2023-08-23 | 60 minutes | Employees and Partners
    Details
    Partner Technical Webinar - Storage Portfolio Update DG\DM3010H and LSST

    In this 60-minute replay, Mark Clayton, Lenovo Principal Storage Architect, discusses the new additions to the storage portfolio, the DG5000 / DG7000, and the DM3010H. Also, as a bonus, we cover the Lenovo Storage Sizing Tool affectionately known as LSST.

    Published: 2023-08-23
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Partner link: Lenovo Partner Learning
    Course code: 081823
  11. VTT The new ThinkSystem DG storage product - August 2023
    2023-08-16 | 60 minutes | Employees Only
    Details
    VTT The new ThinkSystem DG storage product - August 2023

    Introduce and explore the new ThinkSystem DG storage product based on the NetApp DM. This product features QLC SSDs focused on improved sustainability standards and workload consolidation.

    Published: 2023-08-16
    Length: 60 minutes
    Employee link: Grow@Lenovo
    Course code: DVDAT203

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