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Lenovo ThinkSystem V3700 V2 SFF Expansion Enclosure

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6535EN2 - Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 SFF Expansion Enclosure - Storage enclosure - 24 bays (SAS-3) - rack-mountable - 2U

The enterprise data storage marketplace is changing at a rapid pace and organizations of all sizes are experiencing IT operational challenges. Businesses now need greater data collaboration, agility and cost efficiency to stay ahead of the competition. The right infrastructure allows clients to share information, secure transactions and drive real-time insights.

To enter the era of business, organizations need robust storage solutions such as the Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 to provide a comprehensive set of tools that enable unified virtualization, extraordinary scale and simplified management - all designed to support key business initiatives. The V3700 V2 models provide businesses the flexibility they require while leveraging existing storage investments.

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SKU 6535EN2
Form factor
2U rack mount
Dual controller (known as node canister) configuration.
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, and 10; Distributed RAID 5 and 6.
Controller cache 16 GB per system (8 GB per node canister). V3700 XP is upgradeable to 32 GB (16 GB per node canister). Cache mirroring between the node canisters. Flash-backed cache protection (includes battery).
Drive bays
Up to 264 SFF drive bays per storage system:
  • 24 SFF drive bays in the expansion enclosure; up to 10 expansion enclosures
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):

  • 1x 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion port for the attachment of the expansion enclosures

Expansion unit with two expansion canisters (ports per one expansion canister):

  • 2x 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion ports for the daisy chained attachment of the expansion enclosures
Drives SFF drives:
  • 300 GB, 600 GB, and 900 GB 15K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 900 GB, 1.2 TB, 1.8 TB, and 2.4 TB 10K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 2 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
  • 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
Storage capacity Up to 4.055 PB (264x 15.36 TB SAS SSDs)
Host connectivity Standard ports (per control enclosure with two node canisters):
  • 4x 1 Gb iSCSI host ports (UTP, RJ-45) (2 ports per node canister)
  • 4x 12 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644) (2 ports per node canister; V3700 V2 XP only)
Optional additional ports on host interface cards (per control enclosure with two node canisters):
  • 8x 12 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644) (4 ports per node canister)
  • 8x 1 Gb iSCSI host ports (UTP, RJ-45) (4 ports per node canister)
  • 8x 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE SFP+ host ports (SW fiber, LC) (4 ports per node canister)
  • 8x 16 Gb FC SFP+ host ports (SW or LW fiber, LC) (4 ports per node canister)
Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server 2012, 2012 R2, and 2016; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6 and 7; SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES) 11 and 12; VMware vSphere 5.1, 5.5, 6.0, and 6.5.
Standard software features Virtualization of internal storage, Thin Provisioning, One-way Data Migration, FlashCopy snapshots (up to 64 targets), and Embedded GUI.
Optional software features FlashCopy snapshots upgrade (up to 2048 targets), Easy Tier, and Remote Mirroring.
(V3700 V2 / V3700 V2 XP)*
  • Up to 168 000 / 390 000 cache read IOPS
  • Up to 65 000 / 114 000 disk read IOPS
  • Up to 17 000 / 29 000 disk write IOPS
  • Up to 32 000 / 54 000 disk mixed (70% read/30% write) IOPS
  • Up to 4.2 / 6.3 GBps sequential disk read throughput
  • Up to 1.1 / 1.7 GBps sequential disk write throughput
Configuration maximums** Per system:
  • Maximum number of storage pools: 1024
  • Maximum number of logical volumes: 2048
  • Maximum logical volume size: 256 TB
  • Maximum number of drives in a RAID array: 16
  • Maximum number of RAID arrays: 128
  • Maximum number of drives in a distributed RAID array: 128 (including up to 4 spares)
  • Maximum number of distributed RAID arrays: 10
  • Maximum hot spare drives: No limit
  • Maximum number of host ports: 2048
  • Maximum number of hosts: 256
  • Maximum number of host ports per one host: 32
  • Maximum number of snapshots: 2048 (requires an optional license)
  • Maximum number of remote mirroring relationships: 2048 (requires an optional license)
Cooling Redundant cooling with the fan modules that are built into power supplies.
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 800 W AC power supplies.
Hot-swap parts Node canisters, expansion canisters, SFP/SFP+ transceivers, drives, power supplies with fans.
Management interfaces 2x 1 GbE ports (UTP, RJ-45) in a primary/redundant configuration.
Web-based GUI; SSH CLI; SMI-S; SNMP and email notifications.
Security features Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), user level security, LDAP authentication
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