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Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 Storage Array
Product Guide
The Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 is a versatile storage system designed to provide simplicity, speed,
scalability, security, and high availability for small to large businesses. The ThinkSystem DS4200 delivers
enterprise-class storage management technology in a cost-effective solution with a wide choice of host
connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features.
The ThinkSystem DS4200 is a perfect fit for a wide range of workloads, from specialized workloads such as
big data and analytics, video surveillance, media streaming, and private clouds to general purpose
workloads such as file and print serving, web serving, e-mail and collaboration, and OLTP databases. The
DS4200 is also suited very well for secure archive storage or a consolidated backup solution.
The ThinkSystem DS4200 supports up to 240 drives with up to nine external expansion enclosures. It also
offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch and 3.5-inch drive form factors, 10 K or 15 K
rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs) and self-encrypting drives (SEDs), and SAS solid-
state drives (SSDs). The DS4200 can be scaled up to 1.84 PB of raw storage capacity.
The Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 enclosures are shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF (left) and LFF (right) enclosures
Did you know?
The ThinkSystem DS4200 supports Intelligent Real-time Tiering capabilities that help optimize system
performance, reduce costs, and simplify management. The base software includes the ability to move data
dynamically between SAS HDDs that are optimized for cost per IOPS and NL SAS HDDs that are
optimized for cost per GB. With the optional software license, the DS4200 supports hybrid tiering across
HDDs and SSDs.
The ThinkSystem DS4200 offers the flexible choice of 12 Gb SAS, 1/10 Gb iSCSI, and 4/8/16 Gb Fibre
Channel (FC) host connectivity protocols, with support for hybrid iSCSI and Fibre Channel connectivity at
the same time. The Converged Network Controller (CNC) design of the DS4200 makes the selection of
iSCSI or FC host connectivity as simple as attaching corresponding transceivers or Direct-Attach Copper
(DAC) cables to the SFP/SFP+ ports on the controller module.
The ThinkSystem DS4200 supports battery-free cache protection, which reduces maintenance costs and
provides permanent backup of unwritten cache data if there is a power failure.
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    The ThinkSystem DS4200 is a perfect fit for a wide range of workloads, from specialized workloads such as big data and analytics, video surveillance, media streaming, and private clouds to general purpose workloads such as file and print serving, web serving, e-mail and collaboration, and OLTP databases.

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    Intuitive, web-based GUI for easy system set up and management, as well as Command Line Interface (CLI). Designed for 99.999% availability. The ThinkSystem DS4200 supports the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly used applications to high-capacity, low usage applications. The following 2.5-inch drives are supported: Capacity-optimized solid-state drives (1 drive write per day [DWD]): 3.84 TB and 7.68 TB...

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    Non-disruptive controller firmware upgrades for dual controller configurations with multipathing Components and connectors The following figure shows the front of the ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF chassis and the DS Series SFF expansion unit. Figure 2. ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF chassis and DS Series SFF expansion unit: Front view The following figure shows the front of the ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF chassis and the DS Series LFF expansion unit.

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    The following figure shows the rear of the ThinkSystem DS4200 with SAS controller modules. Figure 4. ThinkSystem DS4200 with SAS controller modules: Rear view The following figure shows the rear view of the ThinkSystem DS4200 with FC/iSCSI controller modules. Figure 5. ThinkSystem DS4200 with FC/iSCSI controller modules: Rear view...

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    Drive bays Up to 240 SFF drive bays per storage system: 24 SFF drive bays in the DS4200 SFF chassis 24 SFF drive bays in the SFF expansion unit; up to 9 expansion units Up to 120 LFF drive bays per storage system: 12 LFF drive bays in the DS4200 LFF chassis 12 LFF drive bays in the LFF expansion unit;...

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    LFF drives: Up to 1.2 PB (120x 10 TB 3.5-inch NL SAS HDDs) Host DS4200 SAS controller module: 4x 12 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644). connectivity DS4200 FC/iSCSI controller module: 4x SFP/SFP+ host ports with two built-in dual-port CNCs (each port on the same CNC must have the same connectivity type;...

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    Warranty Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9x5 next business day response. Optional warranty service upgrades are available through Lenovo: Technician Installed Parts, 24x7 coverage, 2-hour or 4-hour response time, 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair, 1-year or 2-year warranty extensions, YourDrive YourData, installation services.

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    4617-HC1 AU2C Configuration notes: For Relationship models, two DS4200 FC/iSCSI or SAS Controller Modules are included in the model configuration. For CTO models, two DS4200 FC/iSCSI Controller Modules (feature code AU2J) or DS4200 SAS Controller Modules (feature code AU2H) must be selected during the configuration process, and both modules must be of the same type - either FC/iSCSI or SAS (mixing of FC/iSCSI and SAS controller modules is not supported).

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    DS4200 SAS Controller Modules DS4200 FC/iSCSI Controller Modules DS4200 SAS Controller Modules provide direct SAS attachment for up to four hosts with a supported SAS HBA installed. Each DS4200 SAS Controller Module has four 12 Gb SAS ports with Mini-SAS HD (SFF- 8644) connectors.

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    00WC088 AT28 16G Fibre Channel SFP+ Module 1 pack 00WC089 AT29 Cable options for FC and optical iSCSI host connectivity Lenovo 1m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN502 ASR6 Lenovo 3m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable 00MN505 ASR7 Lenovo 5m LC-LC OM3 MMF Cable...

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    Expansion enclosures The ThinkSystem DS4200 supports attachment of up to nine ThinkSystem DS Series expansion enclosures. Intermix of LFF and SFF enclosures is supported. The enclosures can be added to the system non-disruptively. The following table lists the relationship models of the ThinkSystem DS Series expansion enclosures.

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    12 Gb SAS connectivity to the internal drives, and it has three external 12 Gb SAS x4 ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644 connectors labelled Port A, Port B, and Port C) that are used for connections to the ThinkSystem DS4200 and for daisy chaining the expansion enclosures between each other.

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    Drives The ThinkSystem DS4200 SFF chassis and the DS Series SFF expansion enclosures support up to 24 SFF hot-swap drives, and the ThinkSystem DS4200 LFF chassis and the DS Series LFF expansion enclosures support up to 12 LFF hot-swap drives.

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    The following table lists supported drive options for the DS4200 LFF chassis and the DS Series LFF expansion enclosures. Table 9. LFF drive options Maximum Part Feature quantity per Description number code LFF enclosure 3.5-inch 12 Gbps SAS hot-swap HDDs...

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    The asynchronous replication option must be acquired (or licensed) for both primary (local) and secondary (remote) systems. The following table lists the Feature on Demand (FoD) upgrades for the ThinkSystem DS4200 to enable optional software features. Each optional DS4200 function is licensed on a per-system basis and covers both controller enclosure and all attached expansion units.

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    1-year or 2-year increments with the purchase of the software maintenance extension options that are listed in the following table. Note: The ThinkSystem DS4200 must have active warranty coverage for the duration of an intended software maintenance extension period. Table 11. Software maintenance extension options...

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    United States 10A/250V C13 to NEMA 6-15P 2.8m line cord 46M2592 A1RF * CTO only. Physical specifications The ThinkSystem DS4200 and DS Series enclosures have the following dimensions and weight (approximate): Height: 88 mm (3.5 in.) Width: 443 mm (17.4 in.) Depth: 630 mm (24.8 in.)

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    If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone, a Service Technician will be Service dispatched to arrive at your location. Parts If a problem with your product cannot be resolved via telephone and a CRU part is required, Lenovo Delivered will send a replacement CRU to arrive at your location. Technician...

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    Lenovo system. 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 with Lenovo warranty upgrades and extensions.

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    Ethernet I/O modules, can be used to provide iSCSI connectivity for the ThinkSystem DS4200 iSCSI storage. With software iSCSI initiators, any supported 1 Gb Ethernet or 10 Gb Ethernet adapter for Lenovo servers is compatible with the ThinkSystem DS4200 iSCSI storage.

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    Currently available converged iSCSI adapters for Lenovo servers that are compatible with the ThinkSystem DS4200 are listed in the following table. Other converged iSCSI HBAs also might be supported (see the Interoperability Matrix for details). Table 15. Converged iSCSI adapters...

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    Flex System FC5054 4-port 16Gb FC Adapter 95Y2391 Flex System FC5172 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter 69Y1942 Flex System HBAs: 8 Gb FC Flex System FC3052 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 95Y2375 Flex System FC3172 2-port 8Gb FC Adapter 69Y1938 Ethernet LAN switches Lenovo ThinkSystem DS4200 Storage Array...

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    Ethernet LAN switches The following table lists currently available Ethernet rack-mount switches that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the ThinkSystem DS4200 in storage solutions. Table 17. Ethernet rack-mount switches Part Description number 1 Gb Ethernet (iSCSI connectivity)

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    Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 8 ports activated, 8x 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D2Y Lenovo ThinkSystem DB610S, 24 ports activated, 24x 16Gb SWL SFP, Enterprise SW, 1 PS, Rail Kit 6559D1Y Lenovo B6505, 12 ports activated w/ 16Gb SWL SFPs, 1 PS, Rail Kit...

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    VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 4 VMware vSphere 5.5 Update 3 Rack cabinets The following table lists the rack cabinets that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the DS4200 in storage solutions. Table 21. Rack cabinets Part...

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    Power distribution units The following table lists the power distribution units (PDUs) that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the DS4200 in storage solutions. Table 22. Power distribution units Part Description number 0U Basic PDUs 0U 36 C13/6 C19 24A/200-240V 1 Phase PDU with NEMA L6-30P line cord...

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    For more information, see the list of Product Guides in the Power Distribution Units category: http://lenovopress.com/servers/options/pdu?rt=product-guide Uninterruptible power supply units The following table list the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) units that are currently offered by Lenovo that can be used with the DS4200 in storage solutions. Table 23. Uninterruptible power supply units...

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