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Hardware Installation Guide
Models: CP4000, CP6000

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  • Page 1 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide Models: CP4000, CP6000...
  • Page 2 In addition, be sure that you are familiar with the terms and conditions of the Lenovo warranty for your solution, which can be found at the following address: http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com/warrantylookup...
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Cabling a dual-interconnect configuration . . . Power cords ....Engaging Lenovo Services ..Chapter 2. Installation Guidelines . . . 15 Chapter 4.
  • Page 4 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 5: Figures

    ....Hardware management network connectivity in a single interconnect configuration ..X-Link option 2B topology ..© Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 6 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 7: Tables

    X-Link option 2B topology specifications ... . . 40 Gbps interconnect ports ..X-Link option 1 topology specifications . . . © Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 8 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 9: Chapter 1. Thinkagile Cp Overview

    Due to its software-defined modular architecture, the ThinkAgile CP Series platform can be scaled easily by adding more compute and storage resources independently of each other as your needs grow. Suggested...
  • Page 10 Components The ThinkAgile CP Series consists of the following components: • Storage Blocks A Storage Block is a 2U storage enclosure with up to 24 PCIe NVMe SSDs and two controllers for high availability and redundancy. A storage block runs the cloud software that delivers data storage layer to the cloud.
  • Page 11: Cp Interconnect

    • Management Switch The 1 GbE management switch is required to provide out-of-band (OOB) management for the Interconnect, Compute Blocks, and Storage Blocks. The switch can be supplied by Lenovo (ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch), or customers may provide their own switch.
  • Page 12: Thinkagile Cp4000 Series Overview

    ThinkAgile CP4000 Series Overview The Lenovo ThinkAgile CP4000 Series scales as an initial data-management footprint for managed service provider and cloud service provider environments that start on a smaller scale but are poised for growth. The CP4000 Series also supports business continuity when deployed remotely as an off-site backup for disaster recovery.
  • Page 13: Management Switch

    Management switch Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch Note: A dedicated out-of-band management switch is required for this solution. If the Lenovo NE0152T is not used, you must provide an out-of-band management switch with the correct configuration. Chapter 1 ThinkAgile CP Overview...
  • Page 14 Services Lenovo Deployment Services mandatory Lenovo Hardware Installation Service optional Software Software preloaded on compute, storage, and switch Standard or Guardian edition (see Licensing considerations for understanding the differences between the editions). Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 15: Thinkagile Cp6000 Series Overview

    ThinkAgile CP6000 Series Overview The Lenovo ThinkAgile CP6000 Series offering can be scaled up to 40 compute nodes to support mainstream enterprise workloads and mixed-workload environments. The Lenovo ThinkAgile CP6000 Series comprises the following components: Storage block • 1 Storage Block— maximum 5 blocks (SB-D20) •...
  • Page 16 Management switch Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch Note: A dedicated out-of-band management switch is required for this solution. If the Lenovo NE0152T is not used, you must provide an out-of-band management switch with the correct configuration. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 17 Services Lenovo Deployment Services mandatory Lenovo Hardware Installation Service optional Software Software preloaded on compute, storage, and switch Standard or Guardian edition (see Licensing considerations for understanding the differences between the editions). Chapter 1 ThinkAgile CP Overview...
  • Page 18: Thinkagile Cp Solution Components

    Tier 1 CRU at your request with no service agreement, you will be charged for the installation. • Tier 2 customer replaceable unit: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request Lenovo to install it, at no additional charge, under the warranty service type designated for your storage.
  • Page 19: Storage Block Components

    Figure 5. Storage block components Note: For more information about ordering the parts shown here, see the Lenovo Data Center Support page for this product. (7Y66) Chapter 1 ThinkAgile CP Overview...
  • Page 20: Compute Block Parts List

    Tier 1 CRU at your request with no service agreement, you will be charged for the installation. • Tier 2 customer replaceable unit: You may install a Tier 2 CRU yourself or request Lenovo to install it, at no additional charge, under the warranty service type designated for your compute.
  • Page 21: Compute Block Components

    Figure 6. Compute block components Note: For more information about ordering the parts shown here, see the Lenovo Data Center Support page for this product. (7X20) Chapter 1 ThinkAgile CP Overview...
  • Page 22: Power Cords

    Several power cords are available, depending on the country and region where ThinkAgile CP is installed. To view the power cords that are available for a component: • Interconnect switch 1. Go to: Lenovo Data Center Support page (7Y67) 2. Click Parts 3. Click Select Commodity and choose Line Cords • Compute block 1.
  • Page 23: Chapter 2. Installation Guidelines

    • Make sure the components that you are installing are supported by the solution. • When you install a new solution, apply the latest firmware. This will ensure that any known issues are addressed, and that your solution is ready to work with optimal performance. Contact Lenovo Support for firmware updates.
  • Page 24: System Reliability Guidelines

    • Remove items from your shirt pocket, such as pens and pencils, in case they fall into the solution as you lean over it. • Avoid dropping any metallic objects, such as paper clips, hairpins, or screws into the solution. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 25: Handling Static-Sensitive Devices

    Handling static-sensitive devices To reduce the possibility of damage from electrostatic discharge, review these guidelines before you handle static-sensitive devices. Attention: Exposure to static electricity may lead to system halt and loss of data. Prevent this problem by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.
  • Page 26 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 27: Chapter 3. Thinkagile Cp Setup

    Figure 7. ThinkAgile CP hardware installed into a rack Required tools You need the following tools or equipment to install the ThinkAgile CP solution into a rack: • Standard flat-blade screwdriver • #2 Phillips screwdriver • Electrostatic discharge wrist strap © Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 28: Thinkagile Cp Package Contents

    – One left slide rail – One right slide rail – Two M5 screws – Two washers • One Category 5e patch cable • Two power cords • Two SFP+ 10 GbE Direct Attach Cables (DACs) Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 29 Interconnect switch box The interconnect switch box contains the following items: • One CP–I–10 interconnect switch • One mounting kit for standard 19–inch equipment rack: – Two rails – Two rear-post brackets – Two front-post brackets – Two ear-locking screws –...
  • Page 30 Management switch box (optional) If you purchased a Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch as the management switch, then the following items are found in the box: • One ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch unit with rear‐to‐front airflow • One two‐post mounting kit for standard 19–inch equipment rack: –...
  • Page 31: Install The Thinkagile Cp Storage Block

    Install the ThinkAgile CP storage block Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP storage block in a rack. To install the ThinkAgile CP storage block in a rack, you must do the following: 1. Unpack the storage block box and check the contents 2.
  • Page 32: Screw Pin Types Included With Rail Kit

    The screw pins used for square holes are provided separately. Ensure that you use the pins that are appropriate for the mounting holes in your rack. Refer to the following figure. Figure 9. Screw pin types included with rail kit Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 33: Installing The Rail In A Round Hole Rack

    Install the storage slide rails into a round hole rack Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP storage block slide rails in a round hole rack. To install the ThinkAgile CP storage block slide rails in a round hole rack, do the following: Attention: Ensure that you install the rear mounting rail brackets before installing the front mounting brackets.
  • Page 34 The installation of the storage block slide rails in a round hole rack is now complete. To continue with the installation of the ThinkAgile CP storage block, follow these steps: “Install the storage enclosure” on page 29 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 35: Installing The Rail In A Square Hole Rack

    Install the storage slide rails into a square hole rack Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP storage block slide rails in a square hole rack. To install the ThinkAgile CP storage block slide rails in a square hole rack, do the following: Attention: Ensure that you install the rear mounting rail brackets before installing the front mounting brackets.
  • Page 36 Repeat steps Step 1 1 on page 27 through Step 8 8 on page 28 to install the opposite rail in the rack. The installation of the storage block slide rails in a square hole rack is now complete. The next step is to install the storage enclosure: “Install the storage enclosure” on page 29 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 37: Removal Of Side Cover

    Install the storage enclosure Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP storage enclosure in a rack. To install the ThinkAgile CP storage enclosure on the slide rails, do the following: CAUTION: Ensure that at least two people lift and install the enclosure together. Step 1.
  • Page 38: Installing The Enclosure Into The Rack

    Carefully slide the enclosure into the rack along the rails until the enclosure is fully inserted. Figure 13. Installing the enclosure into the rack Step 4. Secure the enclosure with the thumbscrews and the M5 screws on the front. Figure 14. Installing screws on front of enclosure Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 39: Reinstalling The Side Cover

    Step 5. On each side of the storage enclosure, fit the hook on the top of the side cover and push the bottom of it inward to reinstall the side cover to the storage enclosure. Figure 15. Reinstalling the side cover The installation of the storage block in a rack is now complete.
  • Page 40: Install The Thinkagile Cp Compute Block

    • Two SFP+ 10 GbE Direct Attach Cables (DACs) Note: If any of the slide box items are missing or are damaged, contact your place of purchase. Figure 16. ThinkAgile CP compute slide rails box contents Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 41: Left Slide Rear Installation

    Install the compute slide rails Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP compute block slide rails in a rack. The slide rails are extensible as shown in the following illustration: Figure 17. Slide rails To install the ThinkAgile CP compute block slide rails, do the following: Step 1.
  • Page 42: Left Slide Front Installation

    The installation of the compute block slide rails in a rack is now complete. To continue with the installation of the ThinkAgile CP compute block, follow these steps: “Install the compute enclosure” on page 35 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 43: Front Latches On Slide Rails

    Install the compute enclosure Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP compute enclosure in a rack. CAUTION: Ensure that at least two people lift and install the enclosure together. Figure 21. Front latches on slide rails To install the ThinkAgile CP compute enclosure on the slide rails, do the following: Step 1.
  • Page 44: Slide Rails

    Step 10. Push up the front latches on the slide rails. Step 11. Push the enclosure all the way into the rack. Figure 23. Enclosure installation into rack Step 12. Fasten the two thumbscrews located on the front of the compute enclosure. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 45: Compute Enclosure Thumbscrews

    Figure 24. Compute enclosure thumbscrews Step 13. Insert back into the enclosure the shuttle and all the previously removed compute nodes. The installation of the compute block in a rack is now complete. Chapter 3 ThinkAgile CP Setup...
  • Page 46: Install The Thinkagile Cp Interconnect Switch

    • The switch drawings in this topic are for illustration only and may not match your specific switch model. • If you are using a non-Lenovo switch as the management switch, keep 1U of empty space between the interconnect switches and the management switch so that power or network cables can use this space.
  • Page 47 Step 2. Attach the brackets. CAUTION: Installing the switch in a rack requires two people. One person should position the interconnect switch in the rack, while the other secures it using the rack screws. Attach each of the rails to the interconnect switch using four of the included rail screws. Use an additional two screws to secure each of the rails at the midpoint on the sides of the interconnect switch.
  • Page 48 Install one or two AC power modules in the switch. The switch supports up to two PSUs that must have the same matching airflow direction as the installed fan tray. Connect an external AC power source to the modules. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 49 Step 6. Verify basic switch operation by checking the system LEDs. When operating normally, the PSU1/ PSU2, Diag, and Fan LEDs should all be green. Step 7. Connect the network cables. For the RJ-45 Management port, connect 100-ohm Category 5, 5e or better twisted-pair cable. Connect DAC cables to the SFP+/QSFP+ slots.
  • Page 50 View the product label. The switch product label is located below SFP+ ports 7–12 on left side of the front panel. Pull the label out to view the product information. The installation of the interconnect switch is now complete. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 51: Install The Management Switch (Optional)

    • For earthquake stability, mount the switch in a 4-post rack. • If you are using a non-Lenovo switch as the management switch, keep 1U of empty space between the interconnect switches and the management switch so that power or network cables can use this space.
  • Page 52: Attaching Mounting Brackets To Switch

    Secure the switch unit to the rack posts with M6 screws (item 3 in illustration), washers (item 6), and either clip nuts (item 4) or cage nuts (item 5). Torque the screws to approximately 5.7 Nm ± 0.1 Nm (50 inch‐pounds). Figure 26. Securing switch to rack posts Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 53: Installing Power Cord Retention Clip

    Step 5. Connect all external cables. Step 6. If not using the 1U air‐duct option, install the power cord retention clip. Note: The power cord retention clip is not used when the 1U air‐duct option is installed. Figure 27. Installing power cord retention clip The installation of the management switch is now complete.
  • Page 54: Cabling The Thinkagile Cp Components

    Follow the sequence as outlined in the following table: Dual-interconnect configuration Cabling task Single-interconnect configuration OOB interconnect network ✓ ✓ Compute block ✓ ✓ Storage block ✓ ✓ ✓ Peer link Not required Customer data center network ✓ ✓ Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 55: Cabling A Single-Interconnect Configuration

    • Lower storage block port (S.L.M.) using a RJ45 patch cable Figure 28. Hardware management network connectivity in a single interconnect configuration Note: If not using the Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch as the management switch, you may require different cables for the management network connections.
  • Page 56: Single-Interconnect Configuration - Compute Node And Network Interconnect Connections

    Compute node 2, port 2 (C.2.2) Interconnect, port 4 Note: You only need to cable the number of compute nodes that are installed in the compute enclosure. Figure 29. Single—interconnect configuration — compute node and network interconnect connections Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 57: Single-Interconnect Configuration - Storage Block And Network Interconnect Connections

    Storage block connections (single-interconnect configuration) Connect the storage controllers according to the populated controller location and corresponding port mapping. The cables to be used are clearly labeled; make sure that you use the correct cables. You need eight Category 6 patch cables and eight SFP+ transceivers. Attach a single SFP+ transceiver to each patch cable.
  • Page 58: Customer Data Center Connection: Single

    10 Gbps data center network uplink Interconnect, Mgmt port Interconnect, port 48 Interconnect, Mgmt port 40 Gbps data center network uplink Interconnect, port 54 Note: Choose either the 10 Gbps or the 40 Gbps option. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 59: Single Direct Link Topology

    Table 3. Single direct link topology specifications Configuration Single physical trunk port OOB Interconnect Network One access port for the interconnect switch connected to the management switch or VLAN Requirements STP required Note: The uplink VLAN must be different than the OOB management VLAN. Figure 32.
  • Page 60: Customer Data Center Connection: Dual Direct Link

    Secondary device Interconnec,t port 46 40 Gbps data center network Primary device Interconnect, Mgmt port Interconnect, port 54 Secondary device Interconnect, port 53 Note: Choose either the 10 Gbps or the 40 Gbps option. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 61: Dual Direct Link Topology

    Table 4. Dual direct link topology specifications Redundant single physical trunk ports Configuration OOB Interconnect Network One access port for the interconnect switch connected to the management switch or VLAN Requirements STP required Note: The uplink VLAN must be different than the OOB management VLAN. Figure 34.
  • Page 62: Customer Data Center Connection: Lag Direct Link

    Secondary device Interconnec,t port 46 40 Gbps data center network Primary device Interconnect, Mgmt port Interconnect, port 54 Secondary device Interconnect, port 53 Note: Choose either the 10 Gbps or the 40 Gbps option. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 63: Lag Direct Link Topology

    Table 5. LAG direct link topology specifications Configuration Both sides configured as trunk ports with LAG OOB Interconnect Network One access port for the interconnect switch connected to the management switch or VLAN Requirements • LACP enabled • STP required Note: The uplink VLAN must be different than the OOB management VLAN.
  • Page 64: Cabling A Dual-Interconnect Configuration

    • Lower storage block port (S.L.M.) using a RJ45 patch cable Figure 37. Hardware management network connectivity in a dual—interconnect configuration Note: If not using the Lenovo ThinkSystem NE0152T RackSwitch as the management switch, you may require different cables for the management network connections.
  • Page 65 Compute block connections (dual-interconnect configurations) The compute block consists of an enclosure with up to four compute nodes, which are numbered as follows: Connect the compute nodes according to the populated compute node location and the corresponding port mapping. The cables to be used are clearly labeled; make sure that you use the correct cables. You need two SFP+ Direct Attach Cables (DACs) for each populated compute node.
  • Page 66: Dual-Interconnect Configuration - Compute Node And Network Interconnect Connections

    L.1) Primary interconnect, port 24 Lower storage controller, port 2 (S. L.2) Lower storage controller, port 3 (S. Secondary interconnect, port 21 L.3) Lower storage controller, port 4 (S. Secondary interconnect, port 24 L.4) Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 67: Dual-Interconnect Configuration - Storage Block And Network Interconnect Connections

    Figure 39. Dual—interconnect configuration — storage block and network interconnect connections Peer-link connection (dual-interconnect configuration) Set up the peer link between the interconnects using the QSFP+ Direct Attach Cables (DACs) that are provided with the configuration. 1. Connect port 49 on the primary interconnect to port 49 on the secondary interconnect. 2.
  • Page 68: Customer Data Center Network

    Primary interconnect, port 46 Device A Primary interconnect, port 48 Device B Secondary interconnect, Mgmt port Device B - 1 Gbps available port Secondary interconnect, port 46 Device A Secondary interconnect, port 48 Device B Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 69: Gbps Interconnect Ports

    Table 7. 40 Gbps interconnect ports Interconnect Ports Customer Uplink Device Primary interconnect, Mgmt port Device A – 1 Gbps available port Primary interconnect, port 53 Device A Primary interconnect, port 54 Device B Secondary interconnect, Mgmt port Device B - 1 Gbps available port Device A Secondary interconnect, port 53 Secondary interconnect, port 54...
  • Page 70: X-Link Option 1 Topology

    Figure 42. X-Link option 1 topology Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 71: Customer Data Center Network

    X-Link option 2A (MLAG to LAG) topology This section covers details about X-Link option 2A topology. Based on the X-Link option 2A topology and the uplink bandwidth option (10 Gbps or 40 Gbps) for the customer data center connection, use the following port connectivity diagram: Figure 43.
  • Page 72: Gbps Interconnect Ports

    VLAN Requirements • LACP enabled • STP Version 3 required: – 1 logical interface forwarding – 1 logical interface blocking Note: The uplink VLAN must be different than the OOB management VLAN. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 73: X-Link Topology Option 2A

    Figure 44. X-Link topology option 2A Chapter 3 ThinkAgile CP Setup...
  • Page 74: Customer Data Center Network

    Primary interconnect, port 46 Device A Primary interconnect, port 48 Device B Secondary interconnect, Mgmt port Device B - 1 Gbps available port Secondary interconnect, port 46 Device A Secondary interconnect, port 48 Device B Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 75: Gbps Interconnect Ports

    Table 13. 40 Gbps interconnect ports Interconnect Ports Customer Uplink Device Primary interconnect, Mgmt port Device A – 1 Gbps available port Primary interconnect, port 53 Device A Primary interconnect, port 54 Device B Secondary interconnect, Mgmt port Device B - 1 Gbps available port Device A Secondary interconnect, port 53 Secondary interconnect, port 54...
  • Page 76: Engaging Lenovo Services

    Lenovo Professional Services performs a specific set of activities to ensure successful deployment of the ThinkAgile CP products. The final step in setting up your ThinkAgile CP solution is to contact Lenovo Professional Services. Note: The onsite engagement’s success depends on careful planning and pre-work. See “” on page for more details.
  • Page 77 • Provide a knowledge transfer to the customer. This includes basic operational tasks and the support plan. Lenovo Professional Services will provide information about the configured system, for your records. The following items are not in the scope of the initial ThinkAgile CP engagement. Many of these can be handled via other available Professional Services offerings.
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  • Page 79: Chapter 4. Licensing Considerations

    Chapter 4. Licensing considerations Comparing Lenovo ThinkAgile CP licensing options. The following table compares the features available for the ThinkAgile CP Standard and Guardian editions. Standard Guardian RHEL 7 OS (for compute blades and storage CentOS controllers) ✓ ✓ At-Rest Encryption Compliance ✓...
  • Page 80 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Hardware Installation Guide...
  • Page 81: Chapter 5. Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Chapter 5. Getting help and technical assistance This section covers how to get help or technical assistance for the ThinkAgile CP solution. If you need help, service, or technical assistance or just want more information about Lenovo products use the Lenovo Support Plan for ThinkAgile CP.
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