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Lenovo Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H is a scalable, hybrid mid-range storage system that is designed to provid.. Product #: DE6000H

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H

Brand: Lenovo
Model Number: DE6000H

Introduction

Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H is a scalable, hybrid mid-range storage system that is designed to provide high performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for medium to large businesses. The ThinkSystem DE6000H delivers enterprise-class storage management capabilities in a performance-optimized system with a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features. The ThinkSystem DE6000H is a perfect fit for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including big data and analytics, video surveillance, technical computing, backup and recovery, and other storage I/O-intensive applications.

ThinkSystem DE6000H models are available in a 2U rack form-factor with 24 small form-factor (2.5-inch SFF) drives (2U24 SFF) or a 4U rack form-factor with 60 LFF drives (4U60 LFF) and include two controllers, each with 16 GB or 64 GB cache for a system total of 32 GB or 128 GB. Universal 10 Gb iSCSI or 4/8/16 Gb Fibre Channel (FC) ports provide base host connectivity, and the host interface cards provide additional 12 Gb SAS, 10/25 Gb iSCSI, or 8/16/32 Gb FC connections.

The ThinkSystem DE6000H Storage Array scales up to 240 (base configuration) or 480 (optional upgrade) drives with the attachment of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF, DE120S 2U12 LFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF Expansion Enclosures. It also offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch (SFF) and 3.5-inch (LFF) form factors, 10 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs).

The Lenovo ThinkSystem DE6000H 2U24 SFF and 4U60 LFF enclosures are shown in the following figure.

 

Key features

The ThinkSystem DE6000H offers the following key features and benefits:

  • Scalable, high performance mid-range hybrid storage with dual active/active controller configurations with 16 GB or 64 GB cache per controller for high availability and performance.
  • Improved performance and data protection with Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology, as well as support for traditional RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for 10 Gb iSCSI or 4/8/16 Gb FC, and 12 Gb SAS, 10/25 Gb iSCSI, or 8/16/32 Gb FC connectivity at the same time.
  • 12 Gb SAS drive-side connectivity with support for up to 24x 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) drives in the 2U24 SFF enclosures, up to 12x 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF) drives in the 2U12 LFF enclosures, or up to 60x 3.5-inch LFF drives in the 4U60 LFF enclosures.
  • Base scalability to up to 192 SFF or 240 LFF drives with the optional upgrade to increase the number of LFF drives to 480 by attaching ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF, DE120S 2U12 LFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF expansion enclosures to satisfy growing needs for storage capacity and performance.
  • Rich set of standard storage management functions available at no extra cost, including Dynamic Disk Pools, SSD read cache, snapshots, volume copy, thin provisioning, and encryption (requires optional FIPS drives).
  • Optional licensed functions, including higher number of drives and snapshots for greater scalability and synchronous or asynchronous mirroring for continuous data availability.
  • 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, cooling modules (4U60 LFF enclosures only), proactive maintenance, and non-disruptive firmware upgrades.

The ThinkSystem DE6000H supports the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly used applications to high-capacity, low usage applications.

The following drives are supported in the 2U24 SFF enclosures:

  • Capacity-optimized SSDs (1 drive write per day [DWD]): 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB
  • High performance SSDs (3 DWD): 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB
  • Performance-optimized, enterprise class HDDs: 1.2 TB and 1.8 TB 10K rpm
  • Performance-optimized, enterprise class self-encrypting FIPS HDDs: 1.8 TB 10K rpm
  • High performance self-encrypting FIPS SSDs (3 DWD): 1.6 TB

The following drives are supported in the 2U12 LFF enclosures:

  • High-performance SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5" drive in a 3.5" drive tray): 800 GB
  • High performance self-encrypting FIPS SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5" drive in a 3.5" drive tray): 1.6 TB
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline HDDs: 4 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, and 12 TB 7.2K rpm
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline self-encrypting FIPS HDDs: 6 TB and 10 TB 7.2K rpm

The following drives are supported in the 4U60 LFF enclosures:

  • High-performance SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5" drive in a 3.5" drive tray): 800 GB, 1.6 TB, and 3.2 TB
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline HDDs: 4 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, and 12 TB 7.2K rpm
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline self-encrypting FIPS HDDs: 10 TB 7.2K rpm
  • High performance self-encrypting FIPS SSDs (3 DWD): 1.6 TB

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 seven ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF or ThinkSystem DE120S 2U12 LFF, or up to three ThinkSystem DE600S 4U60 LFF, or a combination of the ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF, DE120S 2U12 LFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF expansion enclosures for a maximum of 240 drives per system (including a controller enclosure) are supported by a single ThinkSystem DE6000H storage array in the base configuration.

With the optional Features on Demand (FoD) upgrade, the DH6000H supports attachment of up to seven ThinkSystem DE600S 4U60 LFF, or a combination of the DE240S 2U24 SFF, DE120S 2U12 LFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF expansion enclosures for a total of eight enclosures (one controller enclosure and up to seven expansion enclosures) and up to 480 drives per system.

Customers can intermix 2U24 SFF, 2U12 LFF, and 4U60 LFF expansion enclosures behind a 2U24 SFF or 4U60 LFF controller enclosure. This configuration delivers the added flexibility to mix 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives within a single system.

More drives and expansion enclosures are designed to be dynamically added with virtually no downtime, which helps to quickly and seamlessly respond to ever-growing capacity demands.

The ThinkSystem DE6000H offers high levels of system and data availability with the following technologies:

  • Dual-active controller modules with automatic load balancing and failover
  • Mirrored data cache with flash backup (battery-backed destaging to flash)
  • Dual-port SAS HDDs and SSDs with automatic drive failure detection and rebuild with global hot spares
  • Redundant, hot-swappable and customer replaceable hardware components, including SFP/SFP+ transceivers, controller and I/O modules, power supplies, cooling modules (4U60 LFF only), and drives
  • Automated path failover support for the data path between the host and the drives with multipathing software
  • Non-disruptive controller and drive firmware upgrades