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Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide
Models: CP4000, CP6000

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  • Page 1 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade 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

    Installing the drives... . Tables ....Adding drives to the Cloud Controller ..© Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 4 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 5: Figures

    Enclosure installation into rack..Installing the rail in a square hole rack ..Compute enclosure thumbscrews ..Removal of side cover ..© Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 6 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 7: Tables

    ....Compute block part listing ..Storage block capacity upgrade options ....© Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 8 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade 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 • 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 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 Guardian edition (see Licensing considerations for details about the Guardian edition). Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade 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 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 Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 17 Services Lenovo Deployment Services mandatory Lenovo Hardware Installation Service optional Software Software preloaded on compute, storage, and switch Guardian edition (see Licensing considerations for details about the Guardian edition). 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 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 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

    The cord set should have the appropriate safety approvals for the country in which you install the equipment. • Power cords for a specific country or region are usually available only in that country or region. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • 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 Storage Capacity Upgrade 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 Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 27: Chapter 3. Storage Block Capacity Upgrade

    When installing a drive, save the removed drive filler in case you later remove the drive and need the drive filler to cover the space. • SED = Self-Encrypting Drive • NVME = Non-Volatile Memory Express © Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 28: Hot-Swap Drive Installation Preparations

    $ $ n n v v m m e e l l i i s s t t How do I upgrade the firmware? Contact Lenovo Support to verify the necessary firmware levels or information about updating firmware for the ThinkAgile CP solution.
  • Page 29: Preparing The Drives

    Preparing the drives This section covers the steps required for preparing new drives to be added to the storage enclosure. Ensure that the size of the drive and its firmware level match with the drives that are already part of the target storage enclosure.
  • Page 30: Installing The Drives

    # # l l s s / / d d e e v v / / n n v v m m e e ? ? Following is an example output: /dev/nvme0 /dev/nvme1 /dev/nvme2 /dev/nvme3 /dev/nvme4 /dev/nvme5 /dev/nvme6 /dev/nvme7 Step 2. To open the drive tray handle, press the release tab. Figure 7. Opening the drive tray handle Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 31 Step 3. Slide the drive into the drive bay until it snaps into position. Figure 8. Sliding the drive into the drive bay Step 4. Close the drive tray handle to lock the drive in place. Step 5. Check the drive status LED to verify that the drive is operating correctly. •...
  • Page 32 The new drives are now added to the RAID array as spare devices. The set of eight (8) drives is installed in the storage block. The eight drives need to be added to the Cloud Controller. See Adding drives to the Cloud Controller. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 33: Adding Drives To The Cloud Controller

    Adding drives to the Cloud Controller This section covers the procedures to add the newly installed storage drives to the Cloud Controller. There are several steps required to add the drives the new drives to the Cloud Controller: 1. Add the drives to the RAID array. See Adding the new drives to the RAID array, 2.
  • Page 34 4657379328 blocks super 1.2 level 5, 16k chunk, algorithm 2 [7/7] [UUUUUUU] bitmap: 0/6 pages [0KB], 65536KB chunk md126 : active raid1 sda[1] sdb[0] 118778880 blocks super external:/md127/0 [2/2] [UU] md127 : inactive sdb[1](S) sda[0](S) 6306 blocks super external:imsm unused devices: <none> Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 35 Step 6. Calculate new size of the RAID50 device: n n v v m m e e l l i i s s t t Following is an example output: Node Namespace Usage Format FW Rev ---------------- ------------------ ... --------- ------------------------- -------------- -------- /dev/nvme0n1 S3HCNX0JC02194 795.00 GB / 795.00 GB...
  • Page 36 If not, stop and do not continue! You may need to reshape to RAID4 and then back to RAID0. • Each set of eight (8) drives has one (1) parity drive and one (1) spare drive. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 37 • The total Array Size for eight (8) drives is: total array size = 6 X (size of a single drive) • The total Array Size for 16 drives is: total array size = (6+6) X (size of a single drive) •...
  • Page 38 | | g g r r e e p p v v d d o o | | h h e e a a d d - - 1 1 vdo_data 253:9 0 8.7T 0 dm Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 39 Step 5. Check the storage drive configuration # # l l s s b b l l k k Following is an example output: NAME MAJ:MIN RM SIZE RO TYPE MOUNTPOINT nvme8n1 259:12 0 740.4G 0 disk 253:15 0 740.4G 0 crypt └─sed8 9:123...
  • Page 40 / / e e t t c c / / v v d d o o c c o o n n f f . . y y m m l l > > / / d d e e v v / / m m d d / / m m d d 5 5 0 0 After increasing the size of the VDO data, increase the sizes of the CBS pool and CBS pool data. See Increasing the size of the CBS pool. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 41 Increasing the size of the CBS pool This section covers the steps required to increase the sizes of the CBS pool and of the CBS pool data. Ensure that the size of the VDO data is properly increased accoring to the Increasing the size of the VDO section.
  • Page 42 The sizes of the CBS pool and CBS pool data are now increased. After increasing the sizes of the CBS pool and CBS pool data, update the CBS superblock. See Updating the CBS superblock. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 43 Updating the CBS superblock This section covers the steps required to update the CBS superblock. Ensure that the sizes of the CBS pool and CBS pool data are properly increased according to the Increasing the size of the CBS pool section. Procedure performed by: Customer or field service To update the CBS superblock, follow these steps: Step 1.
  • Page 44 Layer, which updates the controller with the new available capacity. Step 7. Check that the new storage capacity is displayed in the Cloud Controller Web Portal. The storage capacity upgrade is now complete. The new additional storage space can be used immediately. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 45: 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 46 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 10. Screw pin types included with rail kit Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 47: Install The Storage Slide Rails Into 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 48 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 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 49: Install The Storage Slide Rails Into 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 50 Repeat steps 1 through 8 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 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 51: Install The Storage Enclosure

    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 52 Carefully slide the enclosure into the rack along the rails until the enclosure is fully inserted. Figure 14. Installing the enclosure into the rack Step 4. Secure the enclosure with the thumbscrews and the M5 screws on the front. Figure 15. Installing screws on front of enclosure Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 53 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 16. Reinstalling the side cover The installation of the storage block in a rack is now complete.
  • Page 54 Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 55: Chapter 4. Compute Block Capacity Upgrade

    A compute category is a descriptor of nodes. Each node must belong to exactly one compute category. Note: If you do not intend to create multiple compute categories, you should use the provided Default category for all nodes. © Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
  • Page 56: Power On The Compute Node

    • You can press the power button, or • The compute node can restart automatically after a power interruption, or • The compute node can respond to remote power-on requests sent to the Cloud Controller. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 57: Install The Thinkagile Cp Compute Block

    Install the ThinkAgile CP compute block Procedures for installing ThinkAgile CP compute block in a rack. To install the ThinkAgile CP compute block in a rack, do the following: 1. Unpack the compute block box and check the contents 2. Install the slide rails into the rack 3.
  • Page 58: Install The Compute Slide Rails

    Step 3. Push the slide rail so that the pins and the latch snap into place. Note: The holes on the rack are either be square-shaped or round-shaped. Figure 19. Left slide rear installation Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 59 Step 4. Pull the slide forward and insert the pins and the latch into the flange holes at the front of the rack. Figure 20. Left slide front installation Step 5. Repeat steps 1 through 4 to install the other slide rail. Ensure that each slide rail is securely engaged in the flange by: 1.
  • Page 60: Install The Compute Enclosure

    Carefully lift the enclosure. Step 6. Tilt and lower the enclosure; then, push the slide rails toward the enclosure and make sure the farthest nailheads on each side go into the slots on the slide rails. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 61 Step 7. Slowly lower the enclosure and ensure that the other three nailheads on each side slip into the slots. Figure 23. ThinkAgile CP compute enclosure installation Step 8. To slide the ThinkAgile CP compute enclosure into the rack, first push up the rear latches on the slide rails.
  • Page 62 Figure 25. 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. Lenovo ThinkAgile CP Storage Capacity Upgrade Guide...
  • Page 63: Chapter 5. Licensing Considerations

    RHEL 7 OS (for compute nodes and storage controllers) Network OS for Interconnect Switches Pica8 OS At-Rest Encryption ✓ Compliance ✓ KMIP Compliant FIPS 140-2 ✓ Common Criteria ✓ USGv6 (DOD IPv6) ✓ STIG ✓ © Copyright Lenovo 2018, 2020...
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  • Page 65: Chapter 6. Getting Help And Technical Assistance

    Chapter 6. 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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