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  • Page 1 USER’S GUIDE ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller...
  • Page 2 Second Edition (December 2016) © Copyright Lenovo 2012, 2016. All rights reserved. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.
  • Page 3 Safety...
  • Page 6 Safety Statements...
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  • Page 9 Statement 28: CAUTION: The battery is a lithium ion battery. To avoid possible explosion, do not burn the battery. Exchange it only with the approved part. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations.
  • Page 11: Table Of Contents

    Configuration Scenarios 1.4.1 Number of Physical Disks Supported Benefits of the SAS Interface 1.5.1 PCI Express Architecture 1.5.2 Operating System Support Benefits of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller 1.6.1 SAS Features 1.6.2 SAS Array Limitations 1.6.3 SATA III Features 1.6.4...
  • Page 12 Connecting the Controller to a Drive Enclosure 2-10 Chapter 3 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Characteristics ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Descriptions 3.1.1 Board Layout and Connector Information Characteristics of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Technical Specifications 3.3.1 Controller Specifications 3.3.2 Array Performance Features 3.3.3 Fault Tolerance 3.3.4...
  • Page 13 B.5.4 European Union EMC Directive Conformance Statement B.5.5 Germany Class A Statement B.5.6 Japan VCCI Class A Statement B.5.7 Korea Communications Commission (KCC) Statement B.5.8 Russia Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Class A Statement B.5.9 People's Republic of China Class A Electronic Emission Statement B.5.10 Taiwan Class A Compliance Statement...
  • Page 14 Contents...
  • Page 15 Low-Profile Expansion-Slot Bracket Attaching a Low-Profile Expansion-Slot Bracket to the Controller Mounting the Transportable Memory Module on the Controller2-7 Installing the ServeRAID M5120 Controller in a PCI Express Slot Connecting the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller to a Drive Enclosure 2-11...
  • Page 16 Contents...
  • Page 17 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Array Limitations ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Specifications 1-14 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Connectors ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Characteristics ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Specifications Array Performance Features Fault Tolerance Features Power Supply for the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Contents xvii...
  • Page 18 xviii Contents...
  • Page 19: Overview

    Chapter 1 Overview This chapter provides a general overview of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller, which has RAID control capabilities. It consists of the following sections: • Section 1.1, “Overview” • Section 1.2, “ServeRAID M5120 Controller Descriptions and Limitations” •...
  • Page 20 PCI Express controller, it addresses the growing demand for increased data throughput and scalability requirements across midrange and enterprise-class server platforms. Lenovo offers a family of SAS controller to address the needs for both internal solutions and external solutions.
  • Page 21: Serveraid M5120 Controller Descriptions And Limitations

    ServeRAID M5120 Controller Descriptions and Limitations The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller is a PCI-Express 3.0, half- size, half-height RAID controller based on the LSISAS2208 PCI Express- SAS/SATA I/O Processor chip. The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller controls eight external 6-Gb/s SAS/SATA ports through two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors.
  • Page 22: General Description

    General Description The ServeRAID-M5120 controller brings 6.0 Gb/s Serial Attached SCSI and 6.0 Gb/s Serial ATA III performance to host controller, workstation, and server designs. The controller can connect by cable to an external enclosure that contains storage devices, allowing you to use a system that supports enterprise-class SAS drives and desktop-class SATA drives.
  • Page 23: Configuration Scenarios

    The controller supports the following SATA III features: • 6 Gb/s SATA III • Staggered spin-up • Hot plug • Native command queuing • Activity and fault indicators for each PHY Each port on the ServeRAID-M5120 controller supports SAS devices, SATA devices, or both using SSP, SMP, STP, and SATA.
  • Page 24: Benefits Of The Sas Interface

    each virtual disk. Table 1.1 shows the minimum number and the maximum number of drives required for each RAID level. Table 1.1 Physical Devices Required for Each RAID Level RAID Minimum # of Maximum # of Level Physical Devices Physical Devices Benefits of the SAS Interface SAS is a serial, point-to-point, enterprise-level device interface that leverages the proven SCSI protocol set.
  • Page 25: Pci Express Architecture

    The ServeRAID-M5120 controller uses Fusion-MPT™ architecture for all major operating systems, thinner drivers, and better performance. Benefits of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller This section provides a summary of the features and benefits of the ServeRAID-M5120 controller. It contains information on SAS features, SATA III features, PCI performance, integration, usability, and flexibility.
  • Page 26: Sas Features

    • Online RAID level migration • Drive migration • Drive roaming • Media scan • No reboot necessary after expansion • More than 200 Qtags per array • User-specified rebuild rate • 32-Kbyte nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM) for storing RAID system configuration information;...
  • Page 27: Sata Iii Features

    The following list describes the SATA III features of the ServeRAID ServeRAID-M5120 controller: • Supports SATA III data transfers of 6.0 Gb/s • Supports STP data transfers of 3.0 Gb/s • Provides a serial, point-to-point storage interface Benefits of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller...
  • Page 28: Pci Express Performance

    • Simplifies cabling between devices • Eliminates the master-slave construction used in parallel ATA • Allows addressing of multiple SATA III targets through an expander • Allows multiple initiators to address a single target (in a fail-over configuration) through an expander •...
  • Page 29: Flexibility Features

    Leverages compatible connectors for SAS connections and SATA connections • Allows grouping of up to four PHYs in a single quad port to form a wide port • Allows programming of the World Wide Name Benefits of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller 1-11...
  • Page 30: Drive Roaming

    1.6.7 Drive Roaming Drive roaming occurs when the physical disks are changed to different ports on the same controller. When the drives are placed on different channels, the controller detects the RAID configuration from the configuration data on the drives. Note: In a clustering environment, drive roaming is supported within the same channel only.
  • Page 31: Drive Migration

    Make sure that the SAS cables conform to all SAS specifications. Step 5. Remove the physical disks from the first system, and insert them into drive bays on the second system. Benefits of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller 1-13...
  • Page 32: Hardware Specifications

    PCI Express slot. Table 1.3 describes the hardware configuration features of the controller. Table 1.3 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Specifications Specification ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller RAID Levels 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60 Devices (Drives Plus...
  • Page 33: Technical Support

    Table 1.3 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Specifications Specification ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Hot Swap Devices Supported Non-Disk Devices Supported Mixed Capacity Physical Disks Supported Number of External Two SFF-8088 x4 external mini SAS connectors Connectors Hardware Exclusive OR (XOR) Assistance...
  • Page 34: Serveraid Controller Hardware Installation

    Enclosures containing SAS drives, SATA drives, or a combination of both disk types (Mechanical or Solid State Devices, SSDs) • The transportable memory module for your controller Note: For optimal performance, use an uninterruptible power supply. ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller User’s Guide...
  • Page 35: Quick Installation

    Quick Installation The following steps are for quick installation of your controller, transportable memory module, and flash power module. These steps are for experienced computer users/installers. Section 2.3, “Detailed Installation,” contains the steps for all others to follow. Step 1. Review all safety information provided with the server;...
  • Page 36: Detailed Installation

    Detailed Installation This section provides detailed instructions for installing a ServeRAID M5120 controller, transportable memory module, and flash power module. Before you install the controller, make sure that the preinstalled expansion-slot bracket is the correct size for the server PCI Express slot in which you are installing the controller.
  • Page 37: Low-Profile Expansion-Slot Bracket

    Figure 2.2 Low-Profile Expansion-Slot Bracket Approximately 7 cm (2.9 in.) 3_01456-00 Perform the following steps to install a ServeRAID M5120 controller, transportable memory module, and flash power module. Step 1. Read the Safety Information that Comes with the Controller Step 2.
  • Page 38: Attaching A Low-Profile Expansion-Slot Bracket To The Controller

    Step 4. Replace the Bracket (If Necessary) If you have to remove the preinstalled expansion-slot bracket and replace it with the low-profile bracket, complete the following steps; otherwise, go to step 5 on page 8. a. Orient the controller so that the gold-edge connector is on the bottom and the SAS ports are on the left, as shown in the following figure.
  • Page 39 e. Remove the two screws that hold the bracket on to the controller. Lift the bracket from the controller and store the bracket in a safe place for possible reuse. g. Align the low-profile bracket so that the tabs are on the backside of the controller and the holes on the tabs align with the holes on the controller.
  • Page 40: Mounting The Transportable Memory Module On The Controller2-7

    Figure 2.4 Mounting the Transportable Memory Module on the Controller Transportable Memory Module 3_01453-00 J5B1 Step 6. Install the Controller Select a PCI Express slot and align the controller’s PCI Express bus connector to the slot. Press down gently but firmly to ensure that the card is properly seated in the slot.
  • Page 41: Installing The Serveraid M5120 Controller In A Pci Express Slot

    Figure 2.5 Installing the ServeRAID M5120 Controller in a PCI Express Slot Press Here Press Here 3_01454-00 Transportable Memory Module Step 7. Connect the Controller to a Drive Enclosure Use SAS cables to connect the controller to a drive enclosure containing SAS physical disks, SATA physical disks, or a combination of both disk types.
  • Page 42 Device driver updates are made available periodically. To make sure that you have the current version of the driver, download the latest driver at http://support.lenovo.com. For updates, click Drivers & Detailed Installation...
  • Page 43: After Installing The Controller

    Connecting the Controller to a Drive Enclosure This section provides step-by-step instructions for connecting the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller to a drive enclosure containing SAS physical disks, SATA physical disks, or a combination of both disk types.
  • Page 44: Connecting The Serveraid M5120 Sas/Sata Controller To A Drive Enclosure

    Figure 2.6 Connecting the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller to a Drive Enclosure To Drive Enclosure Mini SAS x 4 Cable Plug Connector 3_01458-00 Connecting the Controller to a Drive Enclosure 2-11...
  • Page 45: Serveraid M5120 Sas/Sata Controller Characteristics

    Chapter 3 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Characteristics This chapter describes the characteristics of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller. It consists of the following sections: • Section 3.1, “ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Descriptions” • Section 3.2, “Characteristics of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller”...
  • Page 46: Card Layout For The Serveraid M5120 Sas/Sata Controller

    Figure 3.1 Card Layout for the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller J1A1 J1A3 J2A1 J2A4 J4A1 J4A2 J5A1 J6A1 J1A4 J1B1 J5B1 3_01476-00 J2B1 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Characteristics...
  • Page 47: Serveraid M5120 Sas/Sata Controller Connectors

    Table 3.1 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Connectors Connector Type Description J1A1 Write pending LED 2-pin connector header Connects to an LED that indicates when the data in the cache has yet to be written to the storage devices. Used when the write-back feature is enabled.
  • Page 48 Table 3.1 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Connectors (Cont.) Connector Type Description J2B1 Standard edge card 49-pin connector connector The controller has an interface with the host system though a standard edge card. This interface provides power to the board and an I...
  • Page 49: Characteristics Of The Serveraid M5120 Sas/Sata Controller

    SAS domain. The controller uses Fusion-MPT architecture, which allows for thinner drivers and better performance. Technical Specifications The design and implementation of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller minimize electromagnetic emissions, susceptibility to radio frequency energy, and the effects of electrostatic discharge. The controller carries the following marks and certifications: •...
  • Page 50: Controller Specifications

    The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller is CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, UL 60950-1 First Edition listed Accessory, UL file number E257743. 3.3.1 Controller Specifications Table 3.3 lists the specifications for the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller. Table 3.3 ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller Specifications...
  • Page 51: Array Performance Features

    8, 16, 32, 64, 128, 256, 512, or 1024 Kbytes Maximum Number of Concurrent Commands 3.3.3 Fault Tolerance Table 3.5 shows the fault tolerance features of the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller. Table 3.5 Fault Tolerance Features Specification ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller...
  • Page 52: Power Supply Requirements For The Serveraid M5120 Sas/Sata Controller

    3.3.4 Power Supply Requirements for the ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller All power is supplied to the controller through the PCI Express 3.3V rails and the 12V rail. Onboard switching regulator circuitry operating from the 3.3V rails and the 12V rail provide the necessary voltages. The following states determine the typical current consumption of the controller: •...
  • Page 53: Operating And Non-Operating Conditions

    Temperature range: 0 °C to +45 °C with battery backup unit 3.3.6 Safety Characteristics The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller meets or exceeds the requirements of UL flammability rating 94 V0. Each bare board is also marked with the supplier name or trademark, type, and UL flammability rating.
  • Page 54: Appendix A Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Appendix A Getting Help and Technical Assistance ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller User’s Guide...
  • Page 55: Before You Call

    A.1 Before You Call Getting Help and Technical Assistance...
  • Page 56: Using The Documentation

    A.2 Using the Documentation A.3 Getting Help and Information from the World Wide Web Using the Documentation...
  • Page 57: Software Service And Support

    A.4 Software Service and Support A.5 Hardware Service and Support Getting Help and Technical Assistance...
  • Page 58: Taiwan Product Service

    A.6 Taiwan Product Service Taiwan Product Service...
  • Page 59: Appendix B Notices

    Appendix B Notices ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller User’s Guide...
  • Page 60: Trademarks

    B.1 Trademarks Notices...
  • Page 61: Important Notes

    B.2 Important Notes Important Notes...
  • Page 62: Recycling Information

    B.3 Recycling Information B.4 Telecommunication Regulatory Statement B.5 Electronic Emission Notices Notices...
  • Page 63: Federal Communications Commission (Fcc) Statement

    B.5.1 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement B.5.2 Industry Canada Class A Emission Compliance Statement B.5.3 Australia and New Zealand Class A Statement Electronic Emission Notices...
  • Page 64 B.5.4 European Union EMC Directive Conformance Statement Notices...
  • Page 65: B.5.5 Germany Class A Statement

    B.5.5 Germany Class A Statement Electronic Emission Notices...
  • Page 66: B.5.6 Japan Vcci Class A Statement

    B.5.6 Japan VCCI Class A Statement Notices...
  • Page 67: B.5.8 Russia Electromagnetic Interference (Emi) Class A Statement

    B.5.7 Korea Communications Commission (KCC) Statement B.5.8 Russia Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Class A Statement B.5.9 People's Republic of China Class A Electronic Emission Statement Electronic Emission Notices...
  • Page 68: B.5.10 Taiwan Class A Compliance Statement

    B.5.10 Taiwan Class A Compliance Statement B-10 Notices...
  • Page 69 A SAS device installed outside the computer cabinet. These devices are device connected using specific types of shielded cables. Fusion-MPT Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) architecture consists of architecture several main elements: Fusion-MPT firmware, the Fibre Channel and ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA Controller User’s Guide...
  • Page 70 SCSI hardware, and the operating system level drivers that support these architectures. Fusion-MPT architecture offers a single binary, operating system driver that supports both Fibre Channel and SCSI devices. host The computer system in which a storage controller is installed. It uses the storage controller to transfer information to and from devices attached to the SCSI bus.
  • Page 71 PCI Express goes beyond the PCI specification in that it is intended as a unifying I/O architecture for various systems: desktops, workstations, mobile, server, communications, and embedded devices. peripheral A piece of hardware (such as a video monitor, drive, printer, or CD-ROM) devices used with a computer and under the control of the computer.
  • Page 72 The ServeRAID M5120 SAS/SATA controller is a versatile controller that provides the backbone of both server and high-end workstation environments. Each port on the RAID controller supports SAS devices and/or SATA devices. SAS device Any device that conforms to the SAS standard and is attached to the SAS bus by a SAS cable.
  • Page 73 therefore, may have several stripes. The amount of space consumed by a stripe is the same on each disk included in the stripe. The portion of a stripe that resides on a single disk is a strip. Striping by itself does not provide data redundancy;...
  • Page 74 P/N: 81Y1008...