Installing the enclosures
The following table outlines the steps required to install the enclosures, and initially configure and provision
the storage system. To ensure successful installation, perform the tasks in the order presented.
Table 3 Installation checklist
Install the controller enclosure and optional
drive enclosures in the rack, and attach the
Connect controller enclosure and optional
Connect power cords.
Test enclosure connectivity.
Install required host software.
Connect remote management hosts.
Obtain IP values and set network port IP
properties on the controller enclosure.
Use the CLI to set the host interface protocol.
Perform initial configuration tasks
Sign-in to the web-browser interface to
access the application GUI.
Verify firmware revisions and update if
Initially configure and provision the system
using the Storage Management Console.
See the Lenovo Storage CRU Installation and Replacement Guide for illustrations and narrative describing attachment of enclosure
bezels to 2U24 and 2U12 chassis. See also
For more about hosts, see the "About hosts" topic in the Storage Manager Guide.
The Storage Management Console is introduced in
help for additional information.
NOTE: Additional installation notes:
• Controller modules within the same enclosure must be of the same type.
• For optimal performance, do not mix 6 Gb and 3 Gb disk drives within the same enclosure.
The Full Disk Encryption feature available via the management interfaces requires use of self-encrypting
drives (SED) which are also referred to as FDE-capable disk drive modules. When installing FDE-capable
disk drive modules, follow the same procedures for installing disks that do not support FDE. The exception
occurs when you move FDE-capable disk drive modules for one or more disk groups to a different system,
which requires additional steps.
Enclosure bezel attachment and removal
Accessing the SMC
Where to find procedure
See the rack-mount bracket kit installation instructions
pertaining to your enclosure. Also refer to the bezel
attachment instructions for your enclosure
Connecting the controller enclosure and drive enclosures
on page 22.
Powering on/powering off
Testing enclosure connections
Host system requirements
Connecting the enclosure to hosts
Connecting a management host on the
Obtaining IP values
on page 41.
For USB CLI port and cable use, see Appendix D.
on page 30. The CNC models allow
you to set the host interface protocol for your qualified SFP
option. Use the
described in the CLI Reference Guide or online help.
Topics below correspond to bullets at left:
See "Getting Started" in the web-posted Lenovo Storage
firmware. Also see the same topic in the
Storage Manager Guide.
See "Configuring the System" and "Provisioning the System"
topics in the Storage Manager Guide or online help.
on page 56.
on page 45. See the Storage Manager Guide or online
Lenovo Storage S3200/S2200 Setup Guide
on page 28.
on page 28.
on page 30.
on page 30.