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Lenovo ThinkSystem V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure

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6535EC1 - Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 LFF Control Enclosure - Hard drive array - 12 bays (SAS-3) - iSCSI (1 GbE) (external) - rack-mountable - 2U 

Lenovo Storage V3700 V2  is member of the Lenovo Storage V Series family of disk systems. By using IBM Spectrum Virtualize software functions, interoperability, and management tools, Lenovo Storage V3700 V2  deliver innovation and new levels of storage efficiency with ease of use in an entry-level disk system to enable organizations to overcome their storage challenges.

Lenovo Storage V3700 V2  storage systems feature two node canisters, with 8 GB cache per canister, in a compact, 2U, 19-inch rack mount enclosure. 12 Gb SAS (V3700 V2 XP only) and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity is standard, with an option for additional 1 Gb iSCSI, 12 Gb SAS, 16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC), or 10 Gb iSCSI or Fibre Channel over Ethernet (FCoE) connectivity.

Lenovo Storage V3700 V2  support up to 264 drives with up to ten expansion enclosures. They also offer flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-in. and 3.5-in. form factors, 10 K or 15 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs).

  • Scalable, modular storage with dual-active intelligent array node canisters with 8 GB (V3700 V2)  cache per canister.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for 12 Gb SAS  and 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity standard, with optional 10 Gb iSCSI or FCoE, 16 Gb FC, or extra 12 Gb SAS or 1 Gb iSCSI connectivity.
  • Flexibility in storing data on high-performance SAS SSDs, performance-optimized enterprise SAS 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.
  • Rich set of standard functions are available at no extra cost, including virtualized internal storage, thin provisioning, one-way data migration, FlashCopy snapshots (up to 64 targets), and embedded GUI.
  • Optional licensed functions, including higher number of FlashCopy snapshots, Easy Tier, and Remote Mirroring.
  • 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.
  • Intuitive, web-based GUI for easy system set up and management.
  • Extensive interoperability with support for most major server platforms and operating systems.
  • Lenovo Storage V Series systems that are based on Spectrum Virtualize software provide five 9’s (99.999%) availability which means an average annual downtime of less than five minutes.
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SKU 6535EC1
Form factor Lenovo Storage V3700 V2 Control Enclosure: 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 132 LFF drive bays per storage system:
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the control enclosure
  • 12 LFF drive bays in the expansion enclosures; up to 10 expansion enclosures
Intermix of SFF and LFF enclosures is supported.
Drive technology SAS and NL SAS HDDs and SAS SSDs. Intermix of HDDs and SSDs is supported.
Drive connectivity

Dual-ported 12 Gb SAS drive attachment infrastructure.

Controller unit with two node canisters (ports per one node canister):
  • 12x 12 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF enclosure)
  • Expansion unit with two expansion canisters (ports per one expansion canister):
  • 12x 12 Gb SAS internal drive ports (LFF enclosure)
Drives LFF 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
  • 4 TB, 6 TB, 8 TB, and 10 TB 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
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)
Optional additional ports on host interface cards (per control enclosure with two node canisters):
  • 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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