ThinkSystem Storage DE Series
  ThinkSystem Storage DE Series Hot Links
  ThinkSystem DE Series 2U and 4U Enclosures
    Lenovo DE Series Installation and Setup Instructions
    Hardware Installation and Maintenance Guide
      Version 11.70.3
        Getting started
          Overview
          Learn about DE Series systems
            DE Series terminology
            DE Series hardware overview
            DE Series shelf types
            ThinkSystem SAN OS software overview
            DE Series videos
          Get up and running with DE Series
          Appendix
        Cabling
          Overview
          Requirements
          Host cabling
          Drive shelf cabling
          Power cabling
          Hot add drive shelf
          Ethernet cabling
          Appendix
        Installing DE2000, DE4000, and DE6000
          Overview
          Install process
          Install and set up 60-drives
            Prepare for install
            Install hardware
            Cable shelves
            Complete storage system setup
          Install and set up 12 and 24-drives
            Prepare for install
            Install hardware
            Connect cables
            Complete storage system setup
          Appendix
        Maintaining DE2000H and DE4000H
          Overview
          Batteries
            Requirements for battery replacement
            Prepare to replace battery
            Remove controller canister
            Remove failed battery
            Install new battery
            Re-install controller canister
            Complete battery replacement
          Controllers
            Requirements for controller replacement
            Replace controller in duplex configuration
          Canisters
            Requirements for canister replacement
            Replace power supply (12-drive or 24-drive)
            Replace power canister (60-drive)
            Replace fan canister (60-drive)
          Drives
            Requirements for drive replacement
            Replace drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
            Replace drive (60-drive)
            Replace drive drawer (60-drive)
            Hot-adding a drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Requirements for HIC replacement
            Add host interface cards
            Upgrade host interface card
            Replace host interface card
          Host port protocol conversion
            Requirements for conversion
            Change host protocol
            Complete host protocol conversion
          Appendix
        Maintaining DE6000H
          Overview
          Batteries
            Overview and requirements
            Replace battery
          Controllers
            Overview and requirements
            Replace controller in duplex configuration
          Canisters
            Overview and requirements
            Replace power supply (24-drive)
            Replace power canister (60-drive)
            Replace fan canister (60-drive)
          Drives
            Overview and requirements
            Replace drive (24-drive)
            Replace drive (60-drive)
            Replace drive drawer (60-drive)
            Hot-adding a drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Overview and requirements
            Add host interface cards
            Upgrade host interface card
            Replace host interface card
          Host port protocol
            Overview and requirements
            Change host protocol
            Complete host protocol conversion
          Appendix
        Maintaining an IOM
          Replacing an IOM
            Preparing to remove an IOM
            Removing an IOM
            Installing an IOM
            After replacing an IOM
          Contacting Support
          Notices
            Trademarks
        System monitoring
          Understanding the controller LEDs and displays
            LEDs on the rear of controllers
            LEDs on the operator display panel
              Setting the shelf ID with the ODP push button
            LEDs on the drives
            LEDs on the drive drawer
            LEDs on the IOMs
            LEDs on the power-fan canister
            LEDs on the power canister
            LEDs on the fan canister
            Seven-segment display overview
          Critical Events Reference
          Additional information
            How to access the End-User License Agreement
              Legal Information
        Rail kit installation instructions
          Rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U24, 3U, 4U rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U12 rail kit installation instructions
        Linux express configuration
          Overview
          Assumptions
          Fibre Channel Express Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Install and configure host utilities
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure multipath software
            Set up multipath.conf file
            Configure FC switches
            Determine host WWPNs
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            FC worksheet for Linux
          SAS Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Install and configure host utilities
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure multipath software
            Set up multipath.conf file
            Determine SAS host identifiers
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            SAS worksheet for Linux
          iSCSI Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Install and configure host utilities
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure multipath software
            Set up multipath.conf file
            Configure switches
            Configure networking
            Configure array-side networking
            Configure host-side networking
            Verify IP network connections
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            iSCSI worksheet for Linux
          NVMe over RoCE Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure switch
            Set up NVMe over RoCE on host
            Configure NVMe port settings
            Connect to storage from host
            Define host
            Assign volume
            Display volumes visible to host
            Set up failover on host
            Access NVMe volumes for virtual device targets
            Access NVMe volumes for physical device targets
            Create filesystems (SLES 12)
            Create filesystems (SLES 15)
            Verify storage access on host
            NVMe over RoCE worksheet for Linux
          NVMe over Fibre Channel Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure FC switches
            Set up NVMe over Fibre Channel on the host side
            Define a host
            Assign volume
            Display the volumes visible to the host
            Set up failover on host
            Access NVMe volumes for virtual device targets
            Access NVMe volumes for physical device targets
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            NVMe over Fibre Channel worksheet for Linux
          Appendix
        VMware express configuration
          Overview
          Assumptions
          Understand the workflow
          Verify VMware configuration
          Configure IP addresses using DHCP
          Configure the multipath software
          Access ThinkSystem System Manager
          Perform FC-specific tasks
          Perform NMVe over FC-specific tasks
          Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
          Perform SAS-specific tasks
          Discover storage on the host
          Configure storage on host
          Verify storage access on host
          Appendix
        Windows express configuration
          Overview
          Assumptions
          Understand the workflow
          Verify Windows configuration
          Configure IP addresses using DHCP
          Configure multipath software
          Install and configure Unified Host Utilities
          Install ThinkSystem Storage Manager
          Access ThinkSystem System Manager
          Perform FC-specific tasks
          Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
          Perform SAS-specific tasks
          Discover storage on host
          Configure storage on host
          Verify storage access on host
          Appendix
        ThinkSystem SAN OS
          Overview
          Upgrade considerations
          Upgrade multiple controllers
          Upgrade drive firmware
          Appendix
        Remote volume mirroring
          Overview
          Requirements
          Set up Remote Storage Volumes
          Import remote storage
          View import progress
          Modify connection settings
          Remove remote storage object
          Appendix
        Storage plugin for vCenter
          Overview
          Get started
            Install the plugin
            Configure access permissions
            Log in and navigate
            Discover storage arrays
            Provision storage
            View status
          Manage certificates
            Certificates overview
            Use CA-signed certificates
            Reset management certificates
            Import certificates for arrays
            View certificates
            Export certificates
            Delete trusted certificates
            Resolve untrusted certificates
          Manage arrays
            Array management overview
            Discover storage arrays
            Rename storage array
            Change storage array passwords
            Remove storage arrays
            Launch System Manager
          Import settings
            Import settings overview
            Import alert settings
            Import AutoSupport settings
            Import directory services settings
            Import system settings
            Import storage configuration settings
          Manage array groups
            Array groups overview
            Create storage array group
            Add storage array to group
            Rename storage array group
            Remove storage arrays from group
            Delete storage array group
          Upgrade OS software
            Upgrade overview
            Perform pre-upgrade health check
            Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
            Activate staged OS software
            Clear staged OS software
            Manage software repository
          Provision storage
            Provisioning overview
            Create storage
            Increase capacity of a volume
            Change settings for a volume
            Add volumes to workload
            Change workload settings
            Initialize volumes
            Redistribute volumes
            Change controller ownership of a volume
            Change cache settings for a volume
            Change media scan settings for a volume
            Delete volume
          Configure hosts
            Host creation overview
            Create host access
            Create host cluster
            Assign volumes to hosts
            Unassign volumes
            Change the settings for a host
            Delete host or host cluster
          Configure pools and volume groups
            Pools and volume group overview
            Create pool automatically
            Create pool manually
            Create a volume group
            Add capacity to a pool or volume group
            Create SSD Cache
            Change configuration settings for a pool
            Change configuration settings for a volume group
            Change SSD Cache settings
            View SSD Cache statistics
            Check volume redundancy
            Delete pool or volume group
            Consolidate free capacity for a volume group
            Turn on locator lights
            Remove capacity
            Enable security for a pool or volume group
          Remove plugin
          FAQs
            What settings are imported?
            Why do I not see all of my storage arrays?
            Why are these volumes not associated with a workload?
            How does my selected workload impact volume creation?
            Why do I not see all my volumes, hosts, or host clusters?
            Why can I not delete the selected workload?
            How do application-specific workloads help me manage my storage array?
            What do I need to do to recognize the expanded capacity?
            When would I want to use the assign host later selection?
            Why would I need to create a host cluster?
            How do I know which host operating system type is correct?
            How do I match the host ports to a host?
            What is the default cluster?
            What is redundancy check?
            What is preservation capacity?
            What RAID level is best for my application?
            Why are some drives not showing up?
            Why can I not increase my preservation capacity?
            What is Data Assurance?
            What is FDE/FIPS security?
            What is secure-capable (Drive Security)?
            How do I view and interpret all SSD Cache statistics?
            What is shelf loss protection and drawer loss protection?
            How do I maintain shelf and drawer loss protection?
            What is optimization capacity for pools?
            What is optimization capacity for volume groups?
            What is the difference between internal security key and external security key management?
            What do I need to know before creating a security key?
            Why do I need to define a pass phrase?
      Version 11.70.2
        Getting started
          Overview
          Learn about DE Series systems
            DE Series terminology
            DE Series hardware overview
            DE Series shelf types
            ThinkSystem SAN OS software overview
            DE Series videos
          Get up and running with DE Series
          Appendix
        Cabling
          Overview
          Requirements
          Host cabling
          Drive shelf cabling
          Power cabling
          Hot add drive shelf
          Ethernet cabling
          Appendix
        Installing DE2000, DE4000, and DE6000
          Overview
          Install process
          Install and set up 60-drives
            Prepare for install
            Install hardware
            Cable shelves
            Complete storage system setup
          Install and set up 12 and 24-drives
            Prepare for install
            Install hardware
            Connect cables
            Complete storage system setup
          Appendix
        Maintaining DE2000H and DE4000H
          Overview
          Batteries
            Requirements for battery replacement
            Prepare to replace battery
            Remove controller canister
            Remove failed battery
            Install new battery
            Re-install controller canister
            Complete battery replacement
          Controllers
            Requirements for controller replacement
            Replace controller in duplex configuration
          Canisters
            Requirements for canister replacement
            Replace power supply (12-drive or 24-drive)
            Replace power canister (60-drive)
            Replace fan canister (60-drive)
          Drives
            Requirements for drive replacement
            Replace drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
            Replace drive (60-drive)
            Replace drive drawer (60-drive)
            Hot-adding a drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Requirements for HIC replacement
            Add host interface cards
            Upgrade host interface card
            Replace host interface card
          Host port protocol conversion
            Requirements for conversion
            Change host protocol
            Complete host protocol conversion
          Appendix
        Maintaining DE6000H
          Overview
          Batteries
            Overview and requirements
            Replace battery
          Controllers
            Overview and requirements
            Replace controller in duplex configuration
          Canisters
            Overview and requirements
            Replace power supply (24-drive)
            Replace power canister (60-drive)
            Replace fan canister (60-drive)
          Drives
            Overview and requirements
            Replace drive (24-drive)
            Replace drive (60-drive)
            Replace drive drawer (60-drive)
            Hot-adding a drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Overview and requirements
            Add host interface cards
            Upgrade host interface card
            Replace host interface card
          Host port protocol
            Overview and requirements
            Change host protocol
            Complete host protocol conversion
          Appendix
        Maintaining an IOM
          Replacing an IOM
            Preparing to remove an IOM
            Removing an IOM
            Installing an IOM
            After replacing an IOM
          Contacting Support
          Notices
            Trademarks
        System monitoring
          Understanding the controller LEDs and displays
            LEDs on the rear of controllers
            LEDs on the operator display panel
              Setting the shelf ID with the ODP push button
            LEDs on the drives
            LEDs on the drive drawer
            LEDs on the IOMs
            LEDs on the power-fan canister
            LEDs on the power canister
            LEDs on the fan canister
            Seven-segment display overview
          Critical Events Reference
          Additional information
            How to access the End-User License Agreement
              Legal Information
        Rail kit installation instructions
          Rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U24, 3U, 4U rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U12 rail kit installation instructions
        Linux express configuration
          Overview
          Assumptions
          Fibre Channel Express Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Install and configure host utilities
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure multipath software
            Set up multipath.conf file
            Configure FC switches
            Determine host WWPNs
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            FC worksheet for Linux
          SAS Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Install and configure host utilities
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure multipath software
            Set up multipath.conf file
            Determine SAS host identifiers
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            SAS worksheet for Linux
          iSCSI Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Install and configure host utilities
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure multipath software
            Set up multipath.conf file
            Configure switches
            Configure networking
            Configure array-side networking
            Configure host-side networking
            Verify IP network connections
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            iSCSI worksheet for Linux
          NVMe over RoCE Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure switch
            Set up NVMe over RoCE on host
            Configure NVMe port settings
            Connect to storage from host
            Define host
            Assign volume
            Display volumes visible to host
            Set up failover on host
            Access NVMe volumes for virtual device targets
            Access NVMe volumes for physical device targets
            Create filesystems (SLES 12)
            Create filesystems (SLES 15)
            Verify storage access on host
            NVMe over RoCE worksheet for Linux
          NVMe over Fibre Channel Setup
            Verify Linux configuration
            Configure IP addresses using DHCP
            Access ThinkSystem System Manager
            Configure FC switches
            Set up NVMe over Fibre Channel on the host side
            Define a host
            Assign volume
            Display the volumes visible to the host
            Set up failover on host
            Access NVMe volumes for virtual device targets
            Access NVMe volumes for physical device targets
            Create partitions and filesystems
            Verify storage access on host
            NVMe over Fibre Channel worksheet for Linux
          Appendix
        VMware express configuration
          Overview
          Assumptions
          Understand the workflow
          Verify VMware configuration
          Configure IP addresses using DHCP
          Configure the multipath software
          Access ThinkSystem System Manager
          Perform FC-specific tasks
          Perform NMVe over FC-specific tasks
          Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
          Perform SAS-specific tasks
          Discover storage on the host
          Configure storage on host
          Verify storage access on host
          Appendix
        Windows express configuration
          Overview
          Assumptions
          Understand the workflow
          Verify Windows configuration
          Configure IP addresses using DHCP
          Configure multipath software
          Install and configure Unified Host Utilities
          Install ThinkSystem Storage Manager
          Access ThinkSystem System Manager
          Perform FC-specific tasks
          Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
          Perform SAS-specific tasks
          Discover storage on host
          Configure storage on host
          Verify storage access on host
          Appendix
        ThinkSystem SAN OS
          Overview
          Upgrade considerations
          Upgrade multiple controllers
          Upgrade drive firmware
          Appendix
        Remote volume mirroring
          Overview
          Requirements
          Set up Remote Storage Volumes
          Import remote storage
          View import progress
          Modify connection settings
          Remove remote storage object
          Appendix
        Storage plugin for vCenter
          Overview
          Installation
          User access
          Login and navigation
          Storage array discovery
          Storage provisioning
          Plugin removal
          Appendix
      Version 11.70.1
        PDF files
        Introduction
          DE Series hardware overview
            Front view
            Rear view
            Specifications of DE2000 series
            Specifications of DE4000 series
            Specifications of DE6000 series
            Specifications of drive shelves
          Management software overview
        System setup and configuration
          Initial Setup
          Rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U24, 3U, 4U rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U12 rail kit installation instructions
          Cabling your storage system
            Overview and requirements
            Host cabling
              Cabling for a direct-attached topology
              Cabling for a switch topology
            Drive shelf cabling
              Cabling a 12-drive or 24-drive shelf
              Cabling a 60-drive shelf
            Power cabling
            Power sequencing of a multi-enclosure array
            Hot adding a drive shelf
              Prepare to add the drive shelf
              Install the drive shelf and apply power
              Connect the drive shelf
              Complete hot add
            Ethernet cabling for a management station
              Direct topology
              Switch topology
          Windows express configuration
            Decide whether to use this Express method
            Understand the workflow
            Verify the Windows configuration is supported
            Configure management port IP addresses
            Configure the multipath software
            Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
            Access and use the Setup wizard
            Perform FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the FC switches - Windows
              Determining host WWPNs and making the recommended settings - FC, Windows
              FC worksheet for Windows
            Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
              Configuring the switches - iSCSI, Windows
              Configuring networking - iSCSI Windows
              Configuring array-side networking - iSCSI, Windows
              Configuring host-side networking—iSCSI
              Verifying IP network connections - iSCSI, Windows
              Recording iSCSI-specific information for Windows
                iSCSI worksheet - Windows
            Perform SAS-specific tasks
              Determining SAS host identifiers - Windows
              Recording SAS-specific information for Windows
                SAS worksheet - Windows
            Discover storage on the host
            Configure storage on the host
            Verify storage access on the host
            Multi-Path setup for Windows
          VMware express configuration
            Deciding whether to use this Express method
            Understand the workflow
            Verify the VMware configuration is supported
            Configure management port IP addresses using DHCP
            Configure the multipath software
            Access and use the Setup wizard
            Perform FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the FC switches - VMware
              Determining the host port WWPNs—FC
              FC worksheet for VMware
            Perform NMVe over FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the NVMe/FC switches
              Determine the host ports WWPNs - NVMe/FC VMware
              Enable HBA Driver
              NVMe/FC worksheet for VMware
            Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
              Configuring the switches - iSCSI, VMware
              Configuring networking - iSCSI VMware
              Configuring array-side networking - iSCSI, VMware
              Configuring host-side networking—iSCSI
              Verifying IP network connections - iSCSI, VMware
              Recording iSCSI-specific information for VMware
                iSCSI worksheet - VMware
            Perform SAS-specific tasks
              Determining SAS host identifiers - VMware
              Recording SAS-specific information for VMware
                SAS worksheet - VMware
            Discover storage on the host
            Configure storage on the host
            Verify storage access on the host
            Multi-Path setup for VMware
          Linux express configuration
            Decide whether to use this Express method
            Fibre Channel Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
               Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Configure the FC switches
              Determine host WWPNs and make the recommended settings
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record FC-specifc information for Linux
                FC worksheet for Linux
            SAS Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
              Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Determine SAS host identifiers - Linux
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record SAS-specific information for Linux
                SAS worksheet - Linux
            iSCSI Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
              Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Configure the switches
                Configure networking
                Configure array-side networking
                Configure host-side networking
                Verify IP network connections
                Create partitions and filesystems
                Verify storage access on the host
                Record iSCSI-specific information for Linux
                  iSCSI worksheet - Linux
            NVMe over RoCE Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
                NVMe over RoCE restrictions
              Configuring IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use Setup wizard
              Configure the switch
              Set up NVMe over RoCE on the host side
              Configure storage array NVMe over RoCE connections
              Discover and connect to the storage from the host
              Define a host
              Assign a volume
              Set up failover on the host
                Configuring the host to run failover
              Accessing NVMe Volumes
                Accessing NVMe volumes for virtual device targets
              Create filesystems
                Create filesystems (RHEL 7 and SLES 12)
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record NVMe over RoCE-specific information for Linux
                NVMe over RoCE worksheet for Linux
            NVMe over Fibre Channel Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
                NVMe over Fibre Channel restrictions
              Configuring IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use Setup wizard
              Configure the FC switches
              Set up NVMe over Fibre Channel on the host side
              Define a host
              Assign a volume
              Display the volumes visible to the host
              Set up failover on the host
                Accessing NVMe volumes for physical NVMe device targets
              Create filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record NVMe over Fibre Channel-specific information for Linux
                NVMe over Fibre Channel worksheet for Linux
            Multi-Path setup for Linux
        Hardware replacement procedures
          Batteries
            Overview and requirements
              Battery overview
              Requirements for replacing a failed battery
            Replace battery
              Prepare to replace battery
                Place controller offline
              Remove failed battery
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove failed battery
              Install new battery
                Step 1: Install new battery
                Step 2: Re-install controller canister
              Complete battery replacement
                Place controller online
          Controllers
            Overview and requirements
              Controller overview
              Requirements for replacing controller
            Replace a controller
              Prepare to replace controller
              Remove failed controller
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove battery
                Step 3: Remove host interface card
              Install new controller
                Step 1: Install battery
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Install new controller canister
              Complete controller replacement
          Power-fan canisters
            Overview and requirements
              Power supply overview
              Requirements for replacing a power supply
            Replace power supply (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Prepare to replace power supply
              Remove failed power supply
              Install new power supply
              Complete power supply replacement
          Canister
            Overview and requirements
              Power canister overview
              Fan canister overview
              Requirements for replacing a power canister
              Requirements for replacing a fan canister
            Replace power canister
              Prepare to replace power canister
              Remove failed power canister
              Install new power canister
              Complete power canister replacement
            Replace fan canister
              Prepare to replace fan canister
              Remove failed fan canister and install new one
              Complete fan canister replacement
          Drives
            Overview and requirements
              Drives overview
              Requirements for handling drives
            Replace drive (12-drive, 24-drive or 60-drive)
              Prepare to replace drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Remove failed drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Install new drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Prepare to replace drive (60-drive)
              Remove failed drive (60-drive)
              Install new drive (60-drive)
              Complete drive replacement (12-drive, 24-drive or 60–drive)
            Hot-add drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Overview and requirements
              Host interface card overview
              Requirements for adding, upgrading or replacing a HIC
            Add host interface cards
              Prepare to add host interface cards
              Add host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete adding a host interface card
            Upgrade host interface card
              Prepare to upgrade host interface cards
              Upgrade host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove a host interface card
                Step 3: Install host interface card
                Step 4: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete host interface card upgrade
            Replace host interface card
              Prepare to replace host interface card
                Place controller offline
              Replace host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete host interface card replacement
                Place controller online
          Host port protocol
            Overview and requirements
              Host protocol overview
              Which host ports can you change
              Requirements for changing the host protocol
              Considerations for changing the host protocol
            Change host protocol
              Determine whether you have dual-protocol SFPs
              Obtain the feature pack
              Stop host I/O
              Change the feature pack
              Complete host protocol conversion
                Complete FC to iSCSI conversion
                Complete iSCSI to FC conversion
                Complete FC to FC/iSCSI conversion
                Complete iSCSI to FC/iSCSI conversion
                Complete FC/iSCSI to FC conversion
                Complete FC/iSCSI to FC conversion
        System upgrade
          Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS software
            Overview and upgrade considerations
              Considerations for upgrading software and firmware with SAN OS software
              Considerations for upgrading software and firmware with ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Considerations for upgrading drive firmware
              Workflows for upgrading software and firmware
            Upgrade software and firmware with SAN OS software
              Download software files from support site
              Transfer software files to the controllers
              Activate software files
              Complete software and firmware upgrade
            Upgrade software and firmware with ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Download software files from support site
              Transfer software files to the controllers
              Activate staged software files (optional)
            Upgrade drive firmware
              Download drive firmware files from support site
              Begin drive firmware upgrade
          Additional information
            How to access the End-User License Agreement
              Legal Information
        System monitoring
          Understanding the controller LEDs and displays
            LEDs on the rear of controllers
            LEDs on the operator display panel
              Setting the shelf ID with the ODP push button
            LEDs on the drives
            LEDs on the drive drawer
            LEDs on the IOMs
            LEDs on the power-fan canister
            LEDs on the power canister
            LEDs on the fan canister
            Seven-segment display overview
          Critical Events Reference
        Getting help and technical assistance
      Version 11.60.2 and 11.60.3
        PDF files
        Introduction
          DE Series hardware overview
            Front view
            Rear view
            Specifications of DE2000 series
            Specifications of DE4000 series
            Specifications of DE6000 series
            Specifications of drive shelves
          Management software overview
        System setup and configuration
          Initial Setup
          Rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U24, 3U, 4U rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U12 rail kit installation instructions
          Cabling your storage system
            Overview and requirements
            Host cabling
              Cabling for a direct-attached topology
              Cabling for a switch topology
            Drive shelf cabling
              Cabling a 12-drive or 24-drive shelf
              Cabling a 60-drive shelf
            Power cabling
            Power sequencing of a multi-enclosure array
            Hot adding a drive shelf
              Prepare to add the drive shelf
              Install the drive shelf and apply power
              Connect the drive shelf
              Complete hot add
            Ethernet cabling for a management station
              Direct topology
              Switch topology
          Windows express configuration
            Decide whether to use this Express method
            Understand the workflow
            Verify the Windows configuration is supported
            Configure management port IP addresses
            Configure the multipath software
            Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
            Access and use the Setup wizard
            Perform FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the FC switches - Windows
              Determining host WWPNs and making the recommended settings - FC, Windows
              FC worksheet for Windows
            Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
              Configuring the switches - iSCSI, Windows
              Configuring networking - iSCSI Windows
              Configuring array-side networking - iSCSI, Windows
              Configuring host-side networking—iSCSI
              Verifying IP network connections - iSCSI, Windows
              Recording iSCSI-specific information for Windows
                iSCSI worksheet - Windows
            Perform SAS-specific tasks
              Determining SAS host identifiers - Windows
              Recording SAS-specific information for Windows
                SAS worksheet - Windows
            Discover storage on the host
            Configure storage on the host
            Verify storage access on the host
            Multi-Path setup for Windows
          VMware express configuration
            Deciding whether to use this Express method
            Understand the workflow
            Verify the VMware configuration is supported
            Configure management port IP addresses using DHCP
            Configure the multipath software
            Access and use the Setup wizard
            Perform FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the FC switches - VMware
              Determining the host port WWPNs—FC
              FC worksheet for VMware
            Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
              Configuring the switches - iSCSI, VMware
              Configuring networking - iSCSI VMware
              Configuring array-side networking - iSCSI, VMware
              Configuring host-side networking—iSCSI
              Verifying IP network connections - iSCSI, VMware
              Recording iSCSI-specific information for VMware
                iSCSI worksheet - VMware
            Perform SAS-specific tasks
              Determining SAS host identifiers - VMware
              Recording SAS-specific information for VMware
                SAS worksheet - VMware
            Discover storage on the host
            Configure storage on the host
            Verify storage access on the host
            Multi-Path setup for VMware
          Linux express configuration
            Decide whether to use this Express method
            Fibre Channel Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
               Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Configure the FC switches
              Determine host WWPNs and make the recommended settings
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record FC-specifc information for Linux
                FC worksheet for Linux
            SAS Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
              Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Determine SAS host identifiers - Linux
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record SAS-specific information for Linux
                SAS worksheet - Linux
            iSCSI Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
              Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Configure the switches
                Configure networking
                Configure array-side networking
                Configure host-side networking
                Verify IP network connections
                Create partitions and filesystems
                Verify storage access on the host
                Record iSCSI-specific information for Linux
                  iSCSI worksheet - Linux
            NVMe over RoCE Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
                NVMe over RoCE restrictions
              Configuring IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use Setup wizard
              Configure the switch
              Set up NVMe over RoCE on the host side
              Configure storage array NVMe over RoCE connections
              Discover and connect to the storage from the host
              Define a host
              Assign a volume
              Set up failover on the host
                Configuring the host to run failover
              Accessing NVMe Volumes
                Accessing NVMe volumes for virtual device targets
              Create filesystems
                Create filesystems (RHEL 7 and SLES 12)
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record NVMe over RoCE-specific information for Linux
                NVMe over RoCE worksheet for Linux
            NVMe over Fibre Channel Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
                NVMe over Fibre Channel restrictions
              Configuring IP addresses using DHCP
              Install for SMcli (ThinkSystem software version 11.53 or earlier)
              Access and use Setup wizard
              Configure the FC switches
              Set up NVMe over Fibre Channel on the host side
              Define a host
              Assign a volume
              Display the volumes visible to the host
              Set up failover on the host
                Accessing NVMe volumes for physical NVMe device targets
              Create filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record NVMe over Fibre Channel-specific information for Linux
                NVMe over Fibre Channel worksheet for Linux
            Multi-Path setup for Linux
        Hardware replacement procedures
          Batteries
            Overview and requirements
              Battery overview
              Requirements for replacing a failed battery
            Replace battery
              Prepare to replace battery
                Place controller offline
              Remove failed battery
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove failed battery
              Install new battery
                Step 1: Install new battery
                Step 2: Re-install controller canister
              Complete battery replacement
                Place controller online
          Controllers
            Overview and requirements
              Controller overview
              Requirements for replacing controller
            Replace a controller
              Prepare to replace controller
              Remove failed controller
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove battery
                Step 3: Remove host interface card
              Install new controller
                Step 1: Install battery
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Install new controller canister
              Complete controller replacement
          Power-fan canisters
            Overview and requirements
              Power supply overview
              Requirements for replacing a power supply
            Replace power supply (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Prepare to replace power supply
              Remove failed power supply
              Install new power supply
              Complete power supply replacement
          Canister
            Overview and requirements
              Power canister overview
              Fan canister overview
              Requirements for replacing a power canister
              Requirements for replacing a fan canister
            Replace power canister
              Prepare to replace power canister
              Remove failed power canister
              Install new power canister
              Complete power canister replacement
            Replace fan canister
              Prepare to replace fan canister
              Remove failed fan canister and install new one
              Complete fan canister replacement
          Drives
            Overview and requirements
              Drives overview
              Requirements for handling drives
            Replace drive (12-drive, 24-drive or 60-drive)
              Prepare to replace drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Remove failed drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Install new drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Prepare to replace drive (60-drive)
              Remove failed drive (60-drive)
              Install new drive (60-drive)
              Complete drive replacement (12-drive, 24-drive or 60–drive)
            Hot-add drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Overview and requirements
              Host interface card overview
              Requirements for adding, upgrading or replacing a HIC
            Add host interface cards
              Prepare to add host interface cards
              Add host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete adding a host interface card
            Upgrade host interface card
              Prepare to upgrade host interface cards
              Upgrade host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove a host interface card
                Step 3: Install host interface card
                Step 4: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete host interface card upgrade
            Replace host interface card
              Prepare to replace host interface card
                Place controller offline
              Replace host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete host interface card replacement
                Place controller online
          Host port protocol
            Overview and requirements
              Host protocol overview
              Which host ports can you change
              Requirements for changing the host protocol
              Considerations for changing the host protocol
            Change host protocol
              Determine whether you have dual-protocol SFPs
              Obtain the feature pack
              Stop host I/O
              Change the feature pack
              Complete host protocol conversion
                Complete FC to iSCSI conversion
                Complete iSCSI to FC conversion
                Complete FC to FC/iSCSI conversion
                Complete iSCSI to FC/iSCSI conversion
                Complete FC/iSCSI to FC conversion
                Complete FC/iSCSI to FC conversion
        System upgrade
          Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS software
            Overview and upgrade considerations
              Considerations for upgrading software and firmware with SAN OS software
              Considerations for upgrading software and firmware with ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Considerations for upgrading drive firmware
              Workflows for upgrading software and firmware
            Upgrade software and firmware with SAN OS software
              Download software files from support site
              Transfer software files to the controllers
              Activate software files
              Complete software and firmware upgrade
            Upgrade software and firmware with ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Download software files from support site
              Transfer software files to the controllers
              Activate staged software files (optional)
            Upgrade drive firmware
              Download drive firmware files from support site
              Begin drive firmware upgrade
          Additional information
            How to access the End-User License Agreement
              Legal Information
        System monitoring
          Understanding the controller LEDs and displays
            LEDs on the rear of controllers
            LEDs on the operator display panel
              Setting the shelf ID with the ODP push button
            LEDs on the drives
            LEDs on the drive drawer
            LEDs on the IOMs
            LEDs on the power-fan canister
            LEDs on the power canister
            LEDs on the fan canister
            Seven-segment display overview
          Critical Events Reference
        Getting help and technical assistance
      Version 11.50.3 and earlier
        PDF files
        Introduction
          DE Series hardware overview
            Front view
            Rear view
            Specifications of DE2000 series
            Specifications of DE4000 series
            Specifications of DE6000 series
            Specifications of drive shelves
          Management software overview
        System setup and configuration
          Initial Setup
          Rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U24, 3U, 4U rail kit installation instructions
            DM/DE Series 2U12 rail kit installation instructions
          Cabling your storage system
            Overview and requirements
            Host cabling
              Cabling for a direct-attached topology
              Cabling for a switch topology
            Drive shelf cabling
              Cabling a 12-drive or 24-drive shelf
              Cabling a 60-drive shelf
            Power cabling
            Power sequencing of a multi-enclosure array
            Hot adding a drive shelf
              Prepare to add the drive shelf
              Install the drive shelf and apply power
              Connect the drive shelf
              Complete hot add
            Ethernet cabling for a management station
              Direct topology
              Switch topology
          Windows express configuration
            Decide whether to use this Express method
            Understand the workflow
            Verify the Windows configuration is supported
            Configure management port IP addresses
            Configure the multipath software
            Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
            Access and use the Setup wizard
            Perform FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the FC switches - Windows
              Determining host WWPNs and making the recommended settings - FC, Windows
              FC worksheet for Windows
            Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
              Configuring the switches - iSCSI, Windows
              Configuring networking - iSCSI Windows
              Configuring array-side networking - iSCSI, Windows
              Configuring host-side networking—iSCSI
              Verifying IP network connections - iSCSI, Windows
              Recording iSCSI-specific information for Windows
                iSCSI worksheet - Windows
            Perform SAS-specific tasks
              Determining SAS host identifiers - Windows
              Recording SAS-specific information for Windows
                SAS worksheet - Windows
            Discover storage on the host
            Configure storage on the host
            Verify storage access on the host
            Multi-Path setup for Windows
          VMware express configuration
            Deciding whether to use this Express method
            Understand the workflow
            Verify the VMware configuration is supported
            Configure management port IP addresses
            Configure the multipath software
            Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
            Access and use the Setup wizard
            Perform FC-specific tasks
              Configuring the FC switches - VMware
              Determining the host port WWPNs—FC
              FC worksheet for VMware
            Perform iSCSI-specific tasks
              Configuring the switches - iSCSI, VMware
              Configuring networking - iSCSI VMware
              Configuring array-side networking - iSCSI, VMware
              Configuring host-side networking—iSCSI
              Verifying IP network connections - iSCSI, VMware
              Recording iSCSI-specific information for VMware
                iSCSI worksheet - VMware
            Perform SAS-specific tasks
              Determining SAS host identifiers - VMware
              Recording SAS-specific information for VMware
                SAS worksheet - VMware
            Discover storage on the host
            Configure storage on the host
            Verify storage access on the host
            Multi-Path setup for VMware
          Linux express configuration
            Decide whether to use this Express method
            Fibre Channel Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure management port IP addresses
              Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
               Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Configure the FC switches
              Determine host WWPNs and make the recommended settings
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record FC-specifc information for Linux
                FC worksheet for Linux
            SAS Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure management port IP addresses
              Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
              Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Determine SAS host identifiers - Linux
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record SAS-specific information for Linux
                SAS worksheet - Linux
            iSCSI Express Setup
              Verify the Linux configuration is supported
              Configure management port IP addresses
              Install for SMcli and Host Context Agent (HCA)
              Access and use the Setup wizard
              Configure the multipath software
              Setting up the multipath.conf file
              Configure the switches
              Configure networking
              Configure array-side networking
              Configure host-side networking
              Verify IP network connections
              Create partitions and filesystems
              Verify storage access on the host
              Record iSCSI-specific information for Linux
                iSCSI worksheet - Linux
        Hardware replacement procedures
          Batteries
            Overview and requirements
              Battery overview
              Requirements for replacing a failed battery
            Replace battery
              Prepare to replace battery
                Place controller offline
              Remove failed battery
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove failed battery
              Install new battery
                Step 1: Install new battery
                Step 2: Re-install controller canister
              Complete battery replacement
                Place controller online
          Controllers
            Overview and requirements
              Controller overview
              Requirements for replacing controller
            Replace a controller
              Prepare to replace controller
              Remove failed controller
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove battery
                Step 3: Remove host interface card
              Install new controller
                Step 1: Install battery
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Install new controller canister
              Complete controller replacement
          Power-fan canisters
            Overview and requirements
              Power supply overview
              Requirements for replacing a power supply
            Replace power supply (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Prepare to replace power supply
              Remove failed power supply
              Install new power supply
              Complete power supply replacement
          Canister
            Overview and requirements
              Power canister overview
              Fan canister overview
              Requirements for replacing a power canister
              Requirements for replacing a fan canister
            Replace power canister
              Prepare to replace power canister
              Remove failed power canister
              Install new power canister
              Complete power canister replacement
            Replace fan canister
              Prepare to replace fan canister
              Remove failed fan canister and install new one
              Complete fan canister replacement
          Drives
            Overview and requirements
              Drives overview
              Requirements for handling drives
            Replace drive (12-drive, 24-drive or 60-drive)
              Prepare to replace drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Remove failed drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Install new drive (12-drive or 24-drive)
              Prepare to replace drive (60-drive)
              Remove failed drive (60-drive)
              Install new drive (60-drive)
              Complete drive replacement (12-drive, 24-drive or 60–drive)
            Hot-add drive to a system
          Host interface cards
            Overview and requirements
              Host interface card overview
              Requirements for adding, upgrading or replacing a HIC
            Add host interface cards
              Prepare to add host interface cards
              Add host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete adding a host interface card
            Upgrade host interface card
              Prepare to upgrade host interface cards
              Upgrade host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Remove a host interface card
                Step 3: Install host interface card
                Step 4: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete host interface card upgrade
            Replace host interface card
              Prepare to replace host interface card
                Place controller offline
              Replace host interface card
                Step 1: Remove controller canister
                Step 2: Install host interface card
                Step 3: Reinstall controller canister
              Complete host interface card replacement
                Place controller online
          Host port protocol
            Overview and requirements
              Host protocol overview
              Which host ports can you change
              Requirements for changing the host protocol
              Considerations for changing the host protocol
            Change host protocol
              Determine whether you have dual-protocol SFPs
              Obtain the feature pack
              Stop host I/O
              Change the feature pack
              Complete host protocol conversion
                Complete FC to iSCSI conversion
                Complete iSCSI to FC conversion
                Complete FC to FC/iSCSI conversion
                Complete iSCSI to FC/iSCSI conversion
                Complete FC/iSCSI to FC conversion
                Complete FC/iSCSI to FC conversion
        System upgrade
          Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS software
            Overview and upgrade considerations
              Considerations for upgrading software and firmware with SAN OS software
              Considerations for upgrading software and firmware with ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Considerations for upgrading drive firmware
              Workflows for upgrading software and firmware
            Upgrade software and firmware with SAN OS software
              Download software files from support site
              Transfer software files to the controllers
              Activate software files
              Complete software and firmware upgrade
            Upgrade software and firmware with ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Download software files from support site
              Transfer software files to the controllers
              Activate staged software files (optional)
            Upgrade drive firmware
              Download drive firmware files from support site
              Begin drive firmware upgrade
          Additional information
            How to access the End-User License Agreement
              Legal Information
        System monitoring
          Understanding the controller LEDs and displays
            LEDs on the rear of controllers
            LEDs on the operator display panel
              Setting the shelf ID with the ODP push button
            LEDs on the drives
            LEDs on the drive drawer
            LEDs on the IOMs
            LEDs on the power-fan canister
            LEDs on the power canister
            LEDs on the fan canister
            Seven-segment display overview
          Critical Events Reference
        Getting help and technical assistance
  ThinkSystem SAN Manager and System Manager
    SAN Manager 5.3 and System Manager 11.70.3
      Release notes
        What's new
        Release notes
      Get started
        Overview
        Supported browsers and OSs
        System Manager setup
          Access System Manager
          Setup wizard overview
          Setup wizard terminology
          FAQs
            What if I don’t see all of my hardware components?
            What if I don’t see all of my hosts?
            How does identifying applications help me manage my storage array?
            What is a workload?
            How do I configure the delivery method for AutoSupport?
            How do I know if I should accept the recommended pool configuration?
            System Manager has not detected any hosts. What do I do?
        SAN Manager setup
          Install SAN Manager
          Access SAN Manager
      System Manager
        Main interface
          System Manager interface overview
          View performance data
            Overview
            Performance graphs and guidelines
            Performance terminology
            View graphical performance data
            View and save tabular performance data
            Interpret performance data
          View array components
          Manage interface settings
            Set password protection
            Set default capacity values
            Set defaults for performance graphs
            Configure login banner
            Manage session timeouts
          Manage notifications
            Problem notifications overview
            View and act on operations in progress
            Recover from problems using Recovery Guru
          FAQs
            What are the supported browsers?
            What are the keyboard shortcuts?
            How do performance statistics for individual volumes relate to the total?
            Why does data display as zero in the graphs and table?
            What does the Latency graph show?
            What does the IOPS graph show?
            What does the MiB/s graph show?
            What does the CPU graph show?
            What does the Headroom graph show?
            Where can I find more information about display preferences?
        Pools and volume groups
          Overview
          Concepts
            How pools and volume groups work
            Terms
            Selecting a pool or volume group
            Automatic versus manual pool creation
          Configure storage
            Create pool automatically
            Create pool manually
            Create volume group
            Add capacity to pool or volume group
          Manage storage
            Check volume redundancy
            Delete pool or volume group
            Consolidate free capacity for a volume group
            Export/Import volume groups
            Locate drive used for storage
            Remove capacity
          Modify pool and group settings
            Change configuration settings for a pool
            Change configuration settings for a volume group
            Enable security
          Manage SSD cache
            How SSD Cache works
            SSD Cache restrictions
            Create SSD Cache
            Change SSD Cache settings
            View SSD Cache statistics
          Manage reserved capacity
            How reserved capacity works
            Increase capacity
            Decrease capacity
            Change capacity for snapshot group
            Change capacity for snapshot volume
            Change capacity consistency group member volume
            Change capacity settings for mirrored pair volume
            Cancel pending snapshot image
            Delete snapshot group
          FAQs
            What is a volume group?
            What is a pool?
            What is reserved capacity?
            What is FDE/FIPS security?
            What is redundancy check?
            What are the differences between pools and volume groups?
            Why would I want to manually configure a pool?
            Why are capacity alerts important?
            Why can’t I increase my preservation capacity?
            Is there a limit on the number of drives I can remove from a pool?
            What media types are supported for a drive?
            Why are some drives not showing up?
            How do I maintain shelf/drawer loss protection?
            What is the optimal drive positioning for pools and volume groups?
            What RAID level is best for my application?
            What is Data Assurance?
            What is secure-capable (Drive Security)?
            What do I need to know about increasing reserved capacity?
            Why can’t I choose another amount to decrease by?
            Why do I need reserved capacity for each member volume?
            How do I view and interpret all SSD Cache statistics?
            What is optimization capacity for pools?
            What is optimization capacity for volume groups?
        Volumes and workloads
          Overview
          Concepts
            How volumes work
            How workloads work
            Volume terminology
            Workflow for creating volumes
            Data integrity and data security
            SSD Cache and volumes
            Actions you can perform on volumes
            Capacity for volumes
            Thin volume monitoring
            Thick volumes versus thin volumes
          Configure storage
            Create workloads
            Create volumes
            Add to workload
          Manage volumes
            Increase capacity
            Initialize volumes
            Redistribute volumes
            Change controller ownership
            Delete volume
            Change allocated capacity for thin volumes
          Manage settings
            Change volume settings
            Change workload settings
            Change cache settings
            Change media scan settings
          Use copy services
            Copy Volume function
            Types of operations
            Copy volumes
            Manage operations
          FAQs
            What is a volume?
            Why am I seeing a capacity over-allocation error when I have enough free capacity in a volume group to create volumes?
            How does my selected workload impact volume creation?
            Why aren’t these volumes associated with a workload?
            Why can’t I delete the selected workload?
            How do application-specific workloads help me manage my storage array?
            How does providing this information help create storage?
            What do I need to do to recognize the expanded capacity?
            Why don’t I see all my pools and/or volume groups?
            What is segment size?
            What is preferred controller ownership?
            When would I want to use the assign host later selection?
        Hosts and host clusters
          Overview
          Concepts
            Terms
            Workflow for host creation and volume assignment
            Automatic versus manual host creation
            How volumes are assigned
            Access volumes
            Maximum number of LUNs
            Default host operating system type
          Configure host access
            Create host automatically
            Create host manually
            Create host cluster
            Assign volumes to hosts
          Manage hosts and clusters
            Change default host type
            Unassign volumes
            Delete host or host cluster
            Set host connectivity reporting
          Manage settings
            Change settings for host
            Change settings for host cluster
            Change host port identifiers for host
          FAQs
            What are hosts and host clusters?
            Why would I need to create a host cluster?
            How do I know which host operating system type is correct?
            What are HBAs and adapter ports?
            How do I match the host ports to a host?
            How do I create CHAP secrets?
            What is the default cluster?
            What is host connectivity reporting?
        Snapshots
          Overview
          Concepts
            How snapshot storage works
            Snapshot terminology
            Workflow for creating snapshot images and snapshot volumes
            Requirements
            Base volumes, reserved capacity, and snapshot groups
            Snapshot schedules and snapshot consistency groups
            Snapshot volumes
            Snapshot rollback
          Create snapshots and snapshot objects
            Create snapshot image
            Schedule snapshot images
            Create snapshot consistency group
            Create snapshot volumes
          Manage snapshot schedules
            Change settings
            Activate and suspend
            Delete snapshot schedule
          Manage snapshot images
            View snapshot image settings
            Start snapshot image rollback for base volume
            Start snapshot image rollback for snapshot consistency group member volumes
            Resume snapshot image rollback
            Cancel snapshot image rollback
            Delete snapshot image
          Manage snapshot consistency groups
            Add member volume
            Remove member volume
            Change settings
            Delete snapshot consistency group
          Manage snapshot volumes
            Convert snapshot volume to read-write mode
            Change volume settings for snapshot volume
            Copy snapshot volume
            Re-create snapshot volume
            Disable snapshot volume
            Delete snapshot volume
          FAQs
            Why don’t I see all my volumes, hosts, or host clusters?
            What is a snapshot image?
            Why use snapshot images?
            What kinds of volumes can be used for snapshots?
            Why would I create a snapshot consistency group?
            What is a snapshot volume and when does it need reserved capacity?
            What is a snapshot group?
            Why would I disable a snapshot volume?
            What is the Disabled state?
            Why would I suspend a snapshot schedule?
        Mirroring
          Overview
            Async mirroring
            Sync mirroring
          Async concepts
            How asynchronous mirroring works
            Terms
            Workflow
            Requirements
            Asynchronous mirror status
            Volume ownership
            Role change of a mirror consistency group
          Sync concepts
            How synchronous mirroring works
            Terms
            Workflow
            Requirements
            Synchronous mirroring status
            Volume ownership
            Role change between volumes in a mirrored pair
          Manage async mirror consistency groups
            Test communication
            Suspend or resume synchronization
            Change sync settings
            Re-sync mirror consistency group
            View unsync data amount
            Update remote IP address
            Change mirror consistency group role
            Delete mirror consistency group
          Manage async mirrored pairs
            Remove async mirror relationship
            Increase reserved capacity
            Change reserved capacity for mirrored pair volume
            Complete mirrored pair for primary volumes created on legacy system
          Manage sync mirrored pairs
            Test communication
            Suspend and resume synchronization
            Change role between volumes
            Change sync settings
            Remove mirror relationship
          Deactivate mirroring
            Deactivate async mirroring
            Deactivate sync mirroring
          Async FAQs
            How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
            Why can’t I access my chosen mirroring feature?
            What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
            Asynchronous mirroring - What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
            What do I need to know before increasing my reserved capacity on a mirrored pair volume?
            Why can’t I increase reserved capacity with my requested amount?
            Why would I change this percentage?
            Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
            Why do I see Not Available values displayed in the table?
            Why don’t I see all of my pools and volume groups?
            Asynchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all my volumes?
            Asynchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
            Why would I update my remote storage array’s IP address?
          Sync FAQs
            How does synchronous mirroring differ from asynchronous mirroring?
            Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all my volumes?
            Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
            Synchronous mirroring - What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
            What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
            Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
        Remote storage
          Overview
          Concepts
            How Remote Storage works
            Terms
            Feature requirements
            Volume requirements
          Manage remote storage
            Import remote storage
            Manage progress of remote storage imports
            Modify connection settings for remote storage
            Remove remote storage object
          FAQs
            What do I need to know before creating a remote storage connection?
            Why am I being prompted to remove my remote volumes?
            Why don’t I see all my volumes on my destination array?
            What do I need to know about the remote volume in an import?
            What do I need to know before starting a remote storage import?
        Hardware components
          Overview
          Concepts
            Hardware page
            Hardware terms
          Manage shelf components
            View hardware components
            Show or hide component status
            Switch between front and back views
            Change view order of shelves
            Turn on shelf locator light
            Change shelf IDs
            View shelf component status and settings
            Update battery learn cycles
          Manage controllers
            Controller states
            Considerations for assigning IP addresses
            Configure management port
            Configure NTP server addresses
            Configure DNS server addresses
            View controller settings
            Allow remote login
            Place controller online
            Place controller offline
            Place controller in service mode
            Reset (reboot) controller
          Manage iSCSI ports
            Configure iSCSI ports
            Configure iSCSI authentication
            Enable iSCSI discovery settings
            View iSCSI statistics packages
            View iSCSI sessions
            End iSCSI session
          Manage NVMe ports
            NVMe overview
            Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
            View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
          Manage drives
            Drive states
            Solid State Disks (SSDs)
            Hot spare drives
            Limit drive view
            Turn on drive locator light
            View drive status and settings
            Replace drive logically
            Reconstruct drive manually
            Initialize (format) drive
            Fail drive
            Assign hot spares
            Unassign hot spares
            Erase drives
            Unlock or reset locked NVMe or FIPS drives
          Shelf FAQs
            What is shelf loss protection and drawer loss protection?
            What are battery learn cycles?
          Controller FAQs
            What is auto-negotiation?
            What is IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration?
            Which do I choose - DHCP or manual configuration?
            What is a DHCP server?
            How do I configure my DHCP server?
            Why do I need to change the controller network configuration?
            Where do I get the network configuration?
            What are ICMP PING responses?
            When should I refresh the port configuration?
            What should I do after configuring the management ports?
            Why is the storage system in non-optimal mode?
          iSCSI FAQs
            What happens when I use an iSNS server for registration?
            Which registration methods are automatically supported for iSCSI?
          NVMe FAQs
            How do I interpret NVMe over Fabrics statistics?
            What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose NVMe over RoCE?
          Drive FAQs
            What is a hot spare drive?
            What is preservation capacity?
            Why would I logically replace a drive?
            Where can I view the status of a drive undergoing reconstruction?
        Alerts
          Overview
          Concepts
            How alerts work
            Alerts terminology
          Manage email alerts
            Configure mail server and recipients
            Edit email addresses
            Add email addresses
            Delete mail server or email addresses
            Edit mail server
          Manage SNMP alerts
            Configure SNMP alerts
            Add trap destinations
            Configure SNMP MIB variables
            Edit communities
            Edit user settings
            Add communities
            Add users
            Remove communities
            Remove users
            Delete trap destinations
          Manage syslog alerts
            Configure syslog server
            Edit syslog servers
            Add syslog servers
            Delete syslog servers
          FAQs
            What if alerts are disabled?
            How do I configure SNMP or syslog alerts?
            Why are timestamps inconsistent between the array and alerts?
        Array settings
          Settings overview
          Concepts
            Cache settings and performance
            Automatic load balancing overview
          Configure array settings
            Edit storage array name
            Turn on storage array locator lights
            Synchronize storage array clocks
            Save storage array configuration
            Clear storage array configuration
            Change cache settings
            Set automatic load balancing
            Enable or disable legacy management interface
          Configure add-on features
            How add-on features work
            Add-on terms
            Obtain feature key file
            Enable premium feature
            Enable feature pack
          Download CLI
          FAQs
            What is Automatic Load Balancing?
            What is controller cache?
            What is cache flushing?
            What is cache block size?
            When should I synchronize storage array clocks?
        Drive security
          Overview
          Concepts
            How Drive Security feature works
            How security key management works
            Terms
          Configure security keys
            Create internal security key
            Create external security key
          Manage security keys
            Change security key
            Switch from external to internal key management
            Edit key management server settings
            Back up security key
            Validate security key
            Unlock drives when using internal key management
            Unlock drives when using external key management
          FAQs
            What do I need to know before creating a security key?
            Why do I need to define a pass phrase?
            Why is it important to record security key information?
            What do I need to know before backing up a security key?
            What do I need to know before unlocking secure drives?
            What is read/write accessibility?
            What do I need to know about validating the security key?
            What is the difference between internal security key and external security key management?
        Access management
          Overview
          Concepts
            How Access Management works
            Terms
            Permissions for mapped roles
            Local user roles
            Directory services
            SAML
          Use local user roles
            View local user roles
            Change passwords
            Change local user password settings
          Use directory services
            Add directory server
            Edit directory server settings and role mappings
            Remove directory server
          Use SAML
            Configure SAML
            Change SAML role mappings
            Export SAML Service Provider files
          Manage syslog
            View audit log activity
            Define audit log policies
            Delete events from the audit log
            Configure syslog server for audit logs
            Edit syslog server settings for audit log records
          FAQs
            Why can’t I log in?
            What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
            What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
            Which external management tools may be affected by this change?
            What do I need to know before configuring and enabling SAML?
            What types of events are recorded in the audit log?
            What do I need to know before configuring a syslog server?
            The syslog server is no longer receiving audit logs. What do I do?
        Certificates
          Overview
          Concepts
            How certificates work
            Terms
          Use certificates
            Use CA-signed certificates for controllers
            Reset management certificates
            View imported certificate info
            Import certificates for controllers when acting as clients
            Enable certificate revocation checking
            Delete trusted certificates
            Use CA-signed certificates for authentication server
            Export key management server certificates
          FAQs
            Why does the Cannot Access Other Controller dialog box appear?
            How do I know what certificates need to be uploaded to System Manager for external key management?
            What do I need to know about certificate revocation checking?
            What types of servers will revocation checking be enabled for?
        Support
          Overview
          View information and diagnostics
            View storage array profile
            View software and firmware inventory
          Collect diagnostic data
            Collect support data manually
            Collect configuration data
            Retrieve recovery support files
            Retrieve trace buffers
            Collect I/O path statistics
            Retrieve health image
          Take recovery actions
            View unreadable sectors log
            Re-enable drive ports
            Clear recovery mode
          Manage AutoSupport
            AutoSupport feature overview
            Workflow for the AutoSupport feature
            Enable or disable AutoSupport features
            Configure AutoSupport delivery method
            Schedule AutoSupport dispatches
            Send AutoSupport dispatches
            View AutoSupport status
            View AutoSupport log
            Enable AutoSupport maintenance window
            Disable AutoSupport maintenance window
          View events
            Event log overview
            View event log
          Manage upgrades
            Overview
            Upgrade software and firmware
            Activate controller software and firmware
            Upgrade drive firmware
            Review the possible software and firmware upgrade errors
          FAQs
            What data am I collecting?
            What does unreadable sectors data show me?
            What is a health image?
            What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose iSCSI?
            What do the AutoSupport features do?
            What type of data is collected through the AutoSupport feature?
            How do I configure the delivery method for the AutoSupport feature?
            What is configuration data?
            What do I need to know before upgrading the ThinkSystem SAN OS Software?
            What do I need to know before suspending IOM auto-synchronization?
            Why is my firmware upgrade progressing so slowly?
            What do I need to know before upgrading drive firmware?
            How do I choose which type of upgrade to perform?
      SAN Manager
        Main interface
          SAN Manager interface overview
          Supported browsers
          Set admin password protection
          Change the admin password
          Manage session timeouts
        Storage arrays
          Overview
          Concepts
            Considerations for discovering arrays
            Considerations for accessing System Manager
          Discover arrays
            Discover multiple storage arrays
            Discover single array
          Manage arrays
            View array status
            Launch System Manager
            Change array passwords
            Remove arrays from view
        Settings import
          Overview
          Concepts
            How Import Settings works
            Requirements for replicating storage configurations
          Use batch imports
            Import alert settings
            Import AutoSupport settings
            Import directory services settings
            Import system settings
            Import storage configuration settings
          FAQs
            What settings will be imported?
            Why don’t I see all of my storage arrays?
        Array groups
          Overview
          Configure groups
          Remove arrays from group
          Delete group
          Rename group
        Upgrades
          Overview
          Upgrade software and firmware
            Perform pre-upgrade health check
            Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
            Activate staged OS software
            Manage software repository
            Clear staged OS software
        Mirroring
          Overview
          Concepts
            Mirroring overview
            Configuration workflow
            Terms
            Requirements
          Configure mirroring
            Create asynchronous mirrored pair
            Create synchronous mirrored pair
          FAQs
            What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
            What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
            Why would I change this percentage?
            Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
            Why don’t I see all my volumes?
            Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
            What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
            Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
        Certificates
          Overview
          Concepts
            How certificates work
            Terms
          Use management host certificates
          Reset management certificates
          Use array certificates
            Import certificates for arrays
            Delete trusted certificates
            Resolve untrusted certificates
          Manage certificates
            View certificates
            Export certificates
        Access management
          Overview
          Concepts
            How Access Management works
            Terms
            Permissions for mapped roles
            Local user roles
            Directory services
          Use local user roles
            View local user roles
            Change passwords
            Change local user password settings
          Use directory services
            Add directory server
            Edit directory server settings and role mappings
            Remove directory server
          FAQs
            Why can’t I log in?
            What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
            What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
            What are the local users?
      Earlier versions
      Appendix
    SAN Manager 5.2 and earlier
      Version 5.2
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
            Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
           SAN Manager administration
            Concepts
               Administrator password protection
            How tos
               Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
          Add/Discover storage arrays
            Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
            How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Mirroring
            Concepts
              Mirroring overview
              Mirroring configuration workflow
              Mirroring terminology
              Requirements for using mirroring
            How tos
              Create asynchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Create or select a mirror consistency group
                Step 2: Select the primary volume
                Step 3: Select the secondary volume
              Create synchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Select the primary volume
                Step 2: Select the secondary volume
                Step 3: Select synchronization settings
            FAQs
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
          Upgrade Center
            Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
            How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
          Certificate Management
            Concepts
               How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Use CA-signed certificates
                Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
                Submit CSR file
                Import management certificates
              Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
              Access Management with directory services
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
            FAQs
              Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 5.1
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
            Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
           SAN Manager administration
            Concepts
               Administrator password protection
            How tos
               Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
          Add/Discover storage arrays
            Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
            How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Mirroring
            Concepts
              Mirroring overview
              Mirroring configuration workflow
              Mirroring terminology
              Requirements for using mirroring
            How tos
              Create asynchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Create or select a mirror consistency group
                Step 2: Select the primary volume
                Step 3: Select the secondary volume
              Create synchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Select the primary volume
                Step 2: Select the secondary volume
                Step 3: Select synchronization settings
            FAQs
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
          Upgrade Center
            Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
            How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
          Certificate Management
            Concepts
               How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Use CA-signed certificates
                Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
                Submit CSR file
                Import management certificates
              Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
              Access Management with directory services
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
            FAQs
              Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 5.0
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
            Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
           SAN Manager administration
            Concepts
               Administrator password protection
            How tos
               Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
          Add/Discover storage arrays
            Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
            How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Mirroring
            Concepts
              Mirroring overview
              Mirroring configuration workflow
              Mirroring terminology
              Requirements for using mirroring
            How tos
              Create asynchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Create or select a mirror consistency group
                Step 2: Select the primary volume
                Step 3: Select the secondary volume
              Create synchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Select the primary volume
                Step 2: Select the secondary volume
                Step 3: Select synchronization settings
            FAQs
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
          Upgrade Center
            Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
            How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
          Certificate Management
            Concepts
               How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Use CA-signed certificates
                Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
                Submit CSR file
                Import management certificates
              Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
            FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 4.2
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
            Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
           SAN Manager administration
            Concepts
               Administrator password protection
            How tos
               Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
          Add/Discover storage arrays
            Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
            How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Mirroring
            Concepts
              Mirroring overview
              Mirroring configuration workflow
              Mirroring terminology
              Requirements for using mirroring
            How tos
              Create asynchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Create or select a mirror consistency group
                Step 2: Select the primary volume
                Step 3: Select the secondary volume
              Create synchronous mirrored pair
                Step 1: Select the primary volume
                Step 2: Select the secondary volume
                Step 3: Select synchronization settings
            FAQs
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
          Upgrade Center
            Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
            How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
          Certificate Management
            Concepts
               How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
              Import management certificates
               Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
            FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 4.1
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
            Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
          SAN Manager administration
            Concepts
               Administrator password protection
            How tos
              Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
          Add/Discover storage arrays
            Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
            How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
          Upgrade Center
            Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
            How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
          Certificate Management
            Concepts
               How certificates work
               Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
              Import management certificates
               Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
            FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 3.2
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
             Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
          SAN Manager administration
             Concepts
               Administrator password protection
             How tos
              Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
           Add/Discover storage arrays
             Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
             How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
           Upgrade Center
             Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
             How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
           Certificate Management
             Concepts
               How certificates work
               Certificate terminology
             How tos
              Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
              Import management certificates
               Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
           Access Management
             Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
             How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
             FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 3.1
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
             Concepts
              What's new in ThinkSystem SAN Manager
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
          SAN Manager administration
             Concepts
               Administrator password protection
             How tos
              Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
           Add/Discover storage arrays
             Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
             How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                Resolve self-signed certificates during discovery
                Resolve untrusted certificates during discovery
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
           Upgrade Center
             Concepts
              How upgrades work
              Upgrade considerations
             How tos
              Perform pre-upgrade health check
              Upgrade ThinkSystem SAN OS
              Activate staged OS software
              Manage software repository
              Clear staged OS software
        Certificates and Access
           Certificate Management
             Concepts
               How certificates work
               Certificate terminology
             How tos
              Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
              Import management certificates
               Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
              View certificates
              Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
              Resolve untrusted certificates
           Access Management
             Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
             How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
             FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 3.0
        Help Dashboard for ThinkSystem SAN Manager
         Home
          SAN Manager overview
             Concepts
              Interface overview
              Supported browsers
          SAN Manager administration
             Concepts
               Administrator password protection
             How tos
              Change the admin password
               Change storage array passwords
               Manage session timeouts
        Manage
           Add/Discover storage arrays
             Concepts
              Considerations for discovering arrays
             How tos
              Discover multiple storage arrays
                 Enter network address
                 Resolve self-signed certificates
                 Resolve untrusted certificates
                 Provide passwords
               Discover single array
          Launch System Manager
            Concepts
              Considerations for accessing ThinkSystem System Manager
            How tos
              Manage an individual storage array
          Import Settings
            Concepts
              How Import Settings works
              Requirements for replicating storage configurations
            How tos
              Import alert settings
              Import AutoSupport settings
              Import directory services settings
              Import system settings
              Import storage configuration settings
            FAQs
              What settings will be imported?
              Why don't I see all of my storage arrays?
          Manage groups
            Concepts
              Storage array groups
              Storage array status
            How tos
              Manage groups
                Create storage array group
                Delete storage array group
                Rename storage array group
                Add storage array to group
                Remove storage arrays from group
               Remove storage arrays from ThinkSystem SAN Manager
        Certificates and Access
           Certificate Management
             Concepts
               How certificates work
               Certificate terminology
             How tos
              Complete a CA certificate signing request (CSR)
              Import management certificates
               Reset management certificates
               Import certificates for arrays
               View certificates
               Export certificates
               Delete trusted certificates
           Access Management
             Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
             How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
             FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               What are the local users?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
    System Manager 11.50.3 and earlier
      Version 11.70.2
        Help Dashboard for System Manager
        Home
          System Manager overview
            Concepts
              System Manager's Home page
               What's new in ThinkSystem System Manager
          Setup wizard
            Concepts
              Setup wizard overview
               Setup wizard terminology
            FAQs
              What if I don't see all of my hardware components?
              What if I don't see all of my hosts?
              How does identifying applications help me manage my storage array...
              What is a workload?
              How do I configure the delivery method for AutoSupport?
              How do I know if I should accept the recommended...
               System Manager has not detected any hosts. What do I do?
          Storage array administration
            Concepts
               Storage array overview
               Administrator password protection
               Problem notification
               Operations in progress
            How tos
               Set default units for capacity values
               Set default time frame for performance graphs
               Recover from problems using Recovery Guru
               View and act on operations in progress
            FAQs
               Where can I find more information about display preferences?
               What are the supported browsers?
               What are the keyboard shortcuts?
        Storage
          Pools and volume groups
            Concepts
               How pools and volume groups work
               Capacity terminology
               How reserved capacity works
               How SSD Cache works
               SSD Cache restrictions
               Decide whether to use a pool or a volume group
               Functional comparison of pools and volume groups
               Automatic versus manual pool creation
            How tos
               Create pools and volume groups
                 Create pool automatically
                 Create pool manually
                Create a volume group
                Create SSD Cache
                 Add capacity to a pool or volume group
               Manage pools, volume groups, and SSD Cache
                Change configuration settings for a pool
                Change SSD Cache settings
                 Change configuration settings for a volume group
                 View SSD Cache statistics
                 Check volume redundancy
                 Delete pool or volume group
                 Consolidate free capacity for a volume group
                 Export/Import volume groups
               Manage drives
                 Turn on locator lights in a pool, volume group, or SSD Cache
                 Remove capacity from a pool or SSD Cache
                 Enable security for a pool or volume group
                Assign hot spares
                Replace drive logically
               Manage reserved capacity
                Increase reserved capacity
                 Decrease reserved capacity
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a snapshot group
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a snapshot volume
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a consistency group member volume
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a mirrored pair volume
                 Cancel pending snapshot image
                 Delete snapshot group
            FAQs
               What is a hot spare drive?
               What is a volume group?
               What is a pool?
               What is reserved capacity?
               What is FDE/FIPS security?
               What is redundancy check?
               What are the differences between pools and volume groups?
               Why would I want to manually configure a pool?
               Why are capacity alerts important?
               Why can't I increase my preservation capacity?
               Is there a limit on the number of drives I can remove from a pool?
               What media types are supported for a drive?
               Why are some drives not showing up?
               How do I maintain shelf/drawer loss protection?
               What RAID level is best for my application?
               What is Data Assurance?
               What is secure-capable (Drive Security)?
               What do I need to know about increasing reserved capacity?
               Why can't I choose another amount to decrease by?
               Why do I need reserved capacity for each member volume?
               How do I view and interpret all SSD Cache statistics?
          Volumes
            Concepts
               Volumes in the storage array
               Volume terminology
               Workflow for creating volumes
               Data integrity and data security for volumes
               SSD Cache and volumes
               Application-specific workloads
               Actions you can perform on volumes
               Capacity for volumes
               Thin volume monitoring
               Comparison between thick volumes and thin volumes
               Copy Volume function
               Types of Copy Volume operations
            How tos
               Create storage
                 Create workloads
                Create volumes
                  Step 1: Select host for a volume
                  Step 2: Select a workload for a volume
                  Step 3: Add or edit volumes
                  Step 4: Review volume configuration
               Manage volumes
                 Increase capacity of a volume
                 Change settings for a volume
                 Initialize volumes
                 Redistribute volumes
                 Change controller ownership of a volume
                 Change cache settings for a volume
                 Change media scan settings for a volume
                Delete volume
               Manage applications and workloads
                 Add to workload
                 Change workload settings
               Work with copy services
                 Copy volume
                 Take action on a Copy Volume operation
               Monitor thin volumes
                 Change allocated capacity limit for a thin volume
            FAQs
               What is a volume?
               Why am I seeing a capacity over-allocation error when I have enough free capacity in a volume group to create volumes?
               How does my selected workload impact volume creation?
               Why aren't these volumes associated with a workload?
               Why can’t I delete the selected workload?
               How do application-specific workloads help me manage my storage array?
               How does providing this information help create storage?
               What do I need to do to recognize the expanded capacity?
               Why don't I see all my pools and/or volume groups?
               What is segment size?
               What is preferred controller ownership?
               What is Automatic Load Balancing?
              When would I want to use the assign host later selection?
          Hosts
            Concepts
              Host terminology
              Workflow for host creation and volume assignment
              Automatic versus manual host creation
              Assigning volumes to hosts and host clusters
              Access volumes
              Restricted volume assignments
            How tos
              Configure host access
                Create host automatically
                Create host manually
                Create host cluster
                Create volumes
                  Step 1: Select host for a volume
                  Step 2: Select a workload for a volume
                  Step 3: Add or edit volumes
                  Step 4: Review volume configuration
                Assign volumes
              Manage hosts and host clusters
                Change the settings for a host
                Change the settings for a host cluster
                Unassign volumes
                Changing the host port identifiers for a host
                Delete a host or host cluster
            FAQs
              What are hosts and host clusters?
              Why would I need to create a host cluster?
              How do I know which host operating system type is correct?
              What are HBAs and adapter ports?
              How do I match the host ports to a host?
              How do I create CHAP secrets?
              What is a default cluster?
              Why the number of LUN is different in legacy post after create 4 Luns in DE series storage with BROADCOM 430-16e ?
            Performance
             Concepts
               Performance overview
               Performance terminology
             How tos
               View graphical performance data
               View and save tabular performance data
               Interpret performance data
             FAQs
               How do performance statistics for individual volumes relate to the total?
               Why does data display as zero in the graphs and table?
               What does the Latency graph show?
               What does the IOPS graph show?
               What does the MiB/s graph show?
               What does the CPU graph show?
               What does the Headroom graph show?
          Snapshots
            Concepts
               How snapshot images are used
                 Overview of snapshot storage
                 Requirements and guidelines for snapshots
                 Base volumes, reserved capacity, and snapshot groups
                 Snapshot schedules and snapshot consistency groups
                 Snapshot volumes
                 Snapshot rollback
               Snapshot terminology
               Workflow for creating snapshot images and snapshot volumes
            How tos
               Create snapshots and snapshot objects
                 Create snapshot image
                 Schedule snapshot images
                Create snapshot consistency group
                  Step 1: Add members to snapshot consistency group
                  Step 2: Reserve capacity for snapshot consistency group
                  Step 3: Edit settings for snapshot consistency group
                Create snapshot volume
                  Step 1: Review members for a snapshot volume
                  Step 2: Assign snapshot volume to host
                  Step 3: Reserve capacity for a snapshot volume
                  Step 4: Edit settings for a snapshot volume
               Manage snapshot schedules
                 Change the settings for a snapshot schedule
                 Activate and suspend snapshot schedule
                 Delete snapshot schedule
               Manage snapshot images
                 View snapshot image settings
                 Start snapshot image rollback for a base volume
                 Start snapshot image rollback for snapshot consistency group member volumes
                 Resume snapshot image rollback
                 Cancel snapshot image rollback
                 Delete snapshot image
               Manage snapshot consistency groups
                 Add member volume to a snapshot consistency group
                 Remove a member volume from a snapshot consistency group
                 Change the settings for a snapshot consistency group
                 Delete snapshot consistency group
               Manage snapshot volumes
                 Convert snapshot volume to read-write mode
                 Change the volume settings for a snapshot volume
                 Copy snapshot volume
                 Re-create snapshot volume
                 Disable snapshot volume
                 Delete snapshot volume
            FAQs
               What is a snapshot image?
               Why use snapshot images?
               What kinds of volumes can be used for snapshots?
               Why would I create a snapshot consistency group?
               What is a snapshot volume and when does it need reserved capacity?
               What is a snapshot group?
               Why would I disable a snapshot volume?
               What is the Disabled state?
               Why would I suspend a snapshot schedule?
          Asynchronous mirroring
            Concepts
              About asynchronous mirroring
              Asynchronous terminology
              Workflow for mirroring a volume asynchronously
              Mirror states
              Volume ownership
              Role change of a mirror consistency group
            How tos
              Manage mirror consistency groups
                Test the communication link
                Suspend and resume
                Change synchronization settings
                Re-synchronize manually
                View unsynchronized data amount
                Update remote IP address
                Change role to primary or secondary
                Delete mirror consistency group
              Manage mirrored pairs
                Remove mirrored pair
                Increase reserved capacity
                Change the settings for a mirrored pair volume
                Complete the mirrored pair
              Deactivate asynchronous mirroring
            FAQs
              How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
              Why can't I access my chosen mirroring feature?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              What do I need to know before increasing my reserved capacity on a mirrored pair volume?
              Why can't I increase reserved capacity with my requested amount?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why do I see Not Available values displayed in the table?
              Why don’t I see all of my pools and volume groups?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              Why would I update my remote storage array’s IP address?
          Synchronous Mirroring
            Concepts
              About Synchronous Mirroring
              Synchronous Mirroring terminology
              Workflow for mirroring a volume synchronously
              Requirements for using synchronous mirroring
              Synchronous mirroring status
              Volume ownership
              Role change between volumes in a mirrored pair
            How Tos
              Manage synchronous mirrored volume pairs
                Test communications for synchronous mirroring
                Suspend and resume synchronization for a mirrored pair
                Change role between volumes in a mirrored pair
                Change synchronization settings for a mirrored pair
                Remove synchronous mirror relationship
              Deactivate synchronous mirroring
            FAQs
               How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
              Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              Synchronous mirroring - What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
          Remote storage
            Concepts
              How Remote Storage works
              Remote Storage terminology
              Remote storage requirements
              Remote storage volume requirements
            How tos
              Import remote storage
              Manage progress of remote storage imports
              Modify connection settings for remote storage
              Remove remote storage object
            FAQs
              What do I need to know before creating a remote storage connection?
              Why am I being prompted to remove my remote volumes?
              Why don't I see all my volumes on my destination array?
              What do I need to know about the remote volume in an import?
              What do I need to know before starting a remote storage import?
        Hardware
          Shelves
            Concepts
               Hardware page overview
               Hardware terminology
            How tos
               View hardware components
               Show or hide component status
               Switch between front and back views
               Change view order of shelves
               Turn on shelf locator light
               Change shelf IDs
               View shelf component status and settings
               Update battery learn cycles
            FAQs
               What is shelf loss protection and drawer loss protection?
               What are battery learn cycles?
          Controllers
            Concepts
               Controller terminology
               Controller states
               Considerations for assigning IP addresses
            How tos
               Configure management port
               Configure iSCSI ports
              Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
               Configure NTP server addresses
               Configure DNS server addresses
               View controller settings
               Allow remote login
               Place controller online
               Place controller offline
               Place controller in service mode
               Reset (reboot) controller
            FAQs
               What is auto-negotiation?
               What is IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration?
               Which do I choose -- DHCP or manual configuration?
               What is a DHCP server?
               How do I configure my DHCP server?
               Why do I need to change the controller network configuration?
               Where do I get the network configuration?
               What are ICMP PING responses?
               When should I refresh the port configuration or the iSNS server from the DHCP server?
              What should I do after configuring the management ports?
              Why is the storage system in non-optimal mode?
          Drives
            Concepts
              Drive terminology
               Drive states
               Solid State Disks (SSDs)
               Hot spare drives
            How tos
              Limit the drive view
               Turn on drive locator light
              View drive status and settings
              Replace drive logically
               Reconstruct drive manually
               Initialize (format) drive
               Fail drive
              Assign hot spares
               Unassign hot spares
              Erase drives
            FAQs
               What is preservation capacity?
               Why would I logically replace a drive?
               Where can I view the status of a drive undergoing reconstruction?
          Settings
          Alerts
            Concepts
               How alerts work
               Alerts terminology
            How tos
               Manage email alerts
                 Configure mail server and recipients for alerts
                 Edit email addresses for alerts
                 Add email addresses for alerts
                Delete mail server or email addresses for alerts
                 Edit mail server for alerts
               Manage SNMP alerts
                Configure SNMP alerts
                 Add trap destinations for SNMP alerts
                 Configure SNMP MIB variables
                Edit communities for SNMPv2c traps
                Edit user settings for SNMPv3 traps
                Add communities for SNMPv2c traps
                Add users for SNMPv3 traps
                Remove communities for SNMPv2c traps
                Remove users for SNMPv3 traps
                 Delete trap destinations
               Manage syslog alerts
                 Configure syslog server for alerts
                 Edit syslog servers for alerts
                 Add syslog servers for alerts
                 Delete syslog servers for alerts
            FAQs
               What if alerts are disabled?
               How do I configure SNMP or syslog alerts?
               Why are timestamps inconsistent between the array and alerts?
          System
            System: Storage array settings
              Concepts
                 Cache settings and performance
                 Automatic load balancing overview
                 Default host operating system type
              How tos
                 Edit storage array name
                 Turn on storage array locator lights
                 Synchronize storage array clocks
                 Save storage array configuration
                 Clear storage array configuration
                 Configure login banner
                 Manage session timeouts
                 Change cache settings for the storage array
                 Set host connectivity reporting
                 Set automatic load balancing
                 Change default host type
              FAQs
                 What is controller cache?
                 What is cache flushing?
                 What is cache block size?
                 When should I synchronize storage array clocks?
                 What is host connectivity reporting?
            System: iSCSI settings
              Concepts
                 iSCSI terminology
              How tos
                 Configure iSCSI ports
                 Configure iSCSI authentication
                 Enable iSCSI discovery settings
                View iSCSI statistics packages
                View iSCSI sessions
                 End iSCSI session
              FAQs
                 What happens when I use an iSNS server for registration?
                 Which registration methods are automatically supported for iSCSI?
            System: NVMe settings
              Concepts
                 NVMe overview
                NVMe terminology
              How tos
                Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
                 View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
              FAQs
                 How do I interpret NVMe over Fabrics statistics?
                What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose NVMe over RoCE?
            System: Add-on features
              Concepts
                 How add-on features work
                 Add-on feature terminology
              How tos
                 Obtain a feature key file
                 Enable a premium feature
                 Enable feature pack
                Download the command line interface (CLI)
            System: Security key management
              Concepts
                 How the Drive Security feature works
                 How security key management works
                 Drive Security terminology
              How tos
                 Create internal security key
                 Create external security key
                 Change security key
                 Switch from external to internal key management
                 Edit key management server settings
                 Back up security key
                 Validate security key
                Unlock drives when using internal key management
                Unlock drives when using external key management
              FAQs
                 What do I need to know before creating a security key?
                 Why do I need to define a pass phrase?
                 Why is it important to record security key information?
                 What do I need to know before backing up a security key?
                 What do I need to know before unlocking secure drives?
                 What is read/write accessibility?
                 What do I need to know about validating the security key?
                 What is the difference between internal security key and external security key management?
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
               Access Management with SAML
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
              Configure SAML
                Step 1: Upload the IdP metadata file
                Step 2: Export Service Provider files
                Step 3: Map roles
                Step 4: Test SSO login
                Step 5: Enable SAML
               Change SAML role mappings
               Export SAML Service Provider files
               View audit log activity
               Define audit log policies
               Delete events from the audit log
               Configure syslog server for audit logs
               Edit syslog server settings for audit log records
            FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               Which external management tools may be affected by this change?
               What do I need to know before configuring and enabling SAML?
               What types of events are recorded in the audit log?
               What do I need to know before configuring a syslog server?
               The syslog server is no longer receiving audit logs. What do I do?
          Certificates
            Concepts
              How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Use CA-signed certificates for controllers
                Step 1: Complete CSRs for the controllers
                Step 2: Submit the CSR files
                Step 3: Import signed certificates for controllers
              Reset management certificates
              View imported certificate information
              Import certificates for controllers when acting as clients
               Enable certificate revocation checking
              Delete trusted certificates
              Use CA-signed certificates for authentication with a key management server
                Step 1: Complete and submit CSR for authentication with a key management server
                Step 2: Import certificates for the key management server
               Export key management server certificates
            FAQs
               Why does the Cannot Access Other Controller dialog box appear?
               How do I know what certificates need to be uploaded to System Manager for external key management?
               What do I need to know about certificate revocation checking?
               What types of servers will revocation checking be enabled for?
        Support
           Support center
             Concepts
               AutoSupport feature overview
               Workflow for the AutoSupport feature
             How tos
               View storage array information
                 View storage array profile
                 View software and firmware inventory
               Collect diagnostic data
                 Collect support data manually
                Collect configuration data
                 Retrieve recovery support files
                 Retrieve trace buffers
                 Collect I/O path statistics
                 Retrieve health image
               Take recovery action on storage array status
                 View unreadable sectors log
                 Re-enable drive ports
                 Clear recovery mode
               Manage iSCSI connections
                 View iSCSI statistics packages
                 View the different types of iSCSI statistics
                   MAC transmit and MAC receive statistics
                   Ethernet TCP/IP statistics
                   iSCSI target statistics and local initiator statistics
                   DCBX operational state statistics
                   LLDP TLV statistics
                   DCBX TLV statistics
                 View iSCSI sessions
                 End iSCSI session
               Manage NVMe connections
                 View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
               Manage AutoSupport
                 Enable or disable AutoSupport features
                 Configure AutoSupport delivery method
                 Schedule AutoSupport dispatches
                Send AutoSupport dispatches
                   View AutoSupport status
                   View AutoSupport log
                  Enable AutoSupport maintenance window
                  Disable AutoSupport maintenance window
             FAQs
               What data am I collecting?
               What does unreadable sectors data show me?
               What is a health image?
               What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose iSCSI?
               What do the AutoSupport features do?
               What type of data is collected through the AutoSupport feature?
               How do I configure the delivery method for the AutoSupport feature?
              What is configuration data?
          Event log
            Concepts
               Critical events
               Event log
            How tos
               View events using the event log
          Upgrade center
            Concepts
               Controller software and firmware upgrades
               Workflow for controller software and firmware upgrade
               Drive firmware upgrades
            How tos
              Upgrade software and firmware
               Activate controller software and firmware
               Upgrade drive firmware
               Review the possible software and firmware upgrade errors
            FAQs
               What do I need to know before upgrading the ThinkSystem SAN OS software?
               What do I need to know before suspending IOM auto-synchronization?
               Why is my firmware upgrade progressing so slowly?
               What do I need to know before upgrading drive firmware?
               How do I choose which type of upgrade to perform?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 11.70.1
        Help Dashboard for System Manager
        Home
          System Manager overview
            Concepts
              System Manager's Home page
               What's new in ThinkSystem System Manager
          Setup wizard
            Concepts
              Setup wizard overview
               Setup wizard terminology
            FAQs
              What if I don't see all of my hardware components?
              What if I don't see all of my hosts?
              How does identifying applications help me manage my storage array...
              What is a workload?
              How do I configure the delivery method for AutoSupport?
              How do I know if I should accept the recommended...
               System Manager has not detected any hosts. What do I do?
          Storage array administration
            Concepts
               Storage array overview
               Administrator password protection
               Problem notification
               Operations in progress
            How tos
               Set default units for capacity values
               Set default time frame for performance graphs
               Recover from problems using Recovery Guru
               View and act on operations in progress
            FAQs
               Where can I find more information about display preferences?
               What are the supported browsers?
               What are the keyboard shortcuts?
        Storage
          Pools and volume groups
            Concepts
               How pools and volume groups work
               Capacity terminology
               How reserved capacity works
               How SSD Cache works
               SSD Cache restrictions
               Decide whether to use a pool or a volume group
               Functional comparison of pools and volume groups
               Automatic versus manual pool creation
            How tos
               Create pools and volume groups
                 Create pool automatically
                 Create pool manually
                Create a volume group
                Create SSD Cache
                 Add capacity to a pool or volume group
               Manage pools, volume groups, and SSD Cache
                Change configuration settings for a pool
                Change SSD Cache settings
                 Change configuration settings for a volume group
                 View SSD Cache statistics
                 Check volume redundancy
                 Delete pool or volume group
                 Consolidate free capacity for a volume group
                 Export/Import volume groups
               Manage drives
                 Turn on locator lights in a pool, volume group, or SSD Cache
                 Remove capacity from a pool or SSD Cache
                 Enable security for a pool or volume group
                Assign hot spares
                Replace drive logically
               Manage reserved capacity
                Increase reserved capacity
                 Decrease reserved capacity
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a snapshot group
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a snapshot volume
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a consistency group member volume
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a mirrored pair volume
                 Cancel pending snapshot image
                 Delete snapshot group
            FAQs
               What is a hot spare drive?
               What is a volume group?
               What is a pool?
               What is reserved capacity?
               What is FDE/FIPS security?
               What is redundancy check?
               What are the differences between pools and volume groups?
               Why would I want to manually configure a pool?
               Why are capacity alerts important?
               Why can't I increase my preservation capacity?
               Is there a limit on the number of drives I can remove from a pool?
               What media types are supported for a drive?
               Why are some drives not showing up?
               How do I maintain shelf/drawer loss protection?
               What RAID level is best for my application?
               What is Data Assurance?
               What is secure-capable (Drive Security)?
               What do I need to know about increasing reserved capacity?
               Why can't I choose another amount to decrease by?
               Why do I need reserved capacity for each member volume?
               How do I view and interpret all SSD Cache statistics?
          Volumes
            Concepts
               Volumes in the storage array
               Volume terminology
               Workflow for creating volumes
               Data integrity and data security for volumes
               SSD Cache and volumes
               Application-specific workloads
               Actions you can perform on volumes
               Capacity for volumes
               Thin volume monitoring
               Comparison between thick volumes and thin volumes
               Copy Volume function
               Types of Copy Volume operations
              Remote storage
            How tos
               Create storage
                 Create workloads
                Create volumes
                  Step 1: Select host for a volume
                  Step 2: Select a workload for a volume
                  Step 3: Add or edit volumes
                  Step 4: Review volume configuration
               Manage volumes
                 Increase capacity of a volume
                 Change settings for a volume
                 Initialize volumes
                 Redistribute volumes
                 Change controller ownership of a volume
                 Change cache settings for a volume
                 Change media scan settings for a volume
                Delete volume
               Manage applications and workloads
                 Add to workload
                 Change workload settings
               Work with copy services
                 Copy volume
                 Take action on a Copy Volume operation
               Monitor thin volumes
                 Change allocated capacity limit for a thin volume
            FAQs
               What is a volume?
               Why am I seeing a capacity over-allocation error when I have enough free capacity in a volume group to create volumes?
               How does my selected workload impact volume creation?
               Why aren't these volumes associated with a workload?
               Why can’t I delete the selected workload?
               How do application-specific workloads help me manage my storage array?
               How does providing this information help create storage?
               What do I need to do to recognize the expanded capacity?
               Why don't I see all my pools and/or volume groups?
               What is segment size?
               What is preferred controller ownership?
               What is Automatic Load Balancing?
              When would I want to use the assign host later selection?
              What do I need to know before creating a remote storage connection?
              Why am I being prompted to remove my remote volumes?
              Why don't I see all my volumes on my destination array?
              What do I need to know about the remote volume in an import?
              What do I need to know before starting a remote storage import?
          Hosts
            Concepts
              Host terminology
              Workflow for host creation and volume assignment
              Automatic versus manual host creation
              Assigning volumes to hosts and host clusters
              Access volumes
              Restricted volume assignments
            How tos
              Configure host access
                Create host automatically
                Create host manually
                Create host cluster
                Create volumes
                  Step 1: Select host for a volume
                  Step 2: Select a workload for a volume
                  Step 3: Add or edit volumes
                  Step 4: Review volume configuration
                Assign volumes
              Manage hosts and host clusters
                Change the settings for a host
                Change the settings for a host cluster
                Unassign volumes
                Changing the host port identifiers for a host
                Delete a host or host cluster
            FAQs
              What are hosts and host clusters?
              Why would I need to create a host cluster?
              How do I know which host operating system type is correct?
              What are HBAs and adapter ports?
              How do I match the host ports to a host?
              How do I create CHAP secrets?
              What is a default cluster?
              Why the number of LUN is different in legacy post after create 4 Luns in DE series storage with BROADCOM 430-16e ?
            Performance
             Concepts
               Performance overview
               Performance terminology
             How tos
               View graphical performance data
               View and save tabular performance data
               Interpret performance data
             FAQs
               How do performance statistics for individual volumes relate to the total?
               Why does data display as zero in the graphs and table?
               What does the Latency graph show?
               What does the IOPS graph show?
               What does the MiB/s graph show?
               What does the CPU graph show?
               What does the Headroom graph show?
          Snapshots
            Concepts
               How snapshot images are used
                 Overview of snapshot storage
                 Requirements and guidelines for snapshots
                 Base volumes, reserved capacity, and snapshot groups
                 Snapshot schedules and snapshot consistency groups
                 Snapshot volumes
                 Snapshot rollback
               Snapshot terminology
               Workflow for creating snapshot images and snapshot volumes
            How tos
               Create snapshots and snapshot objects
                 Create snapshot image
                 Schedule snapshot images
                Create snapshot consistency group
                  Step 1: Add members to snapshot consistency group
                  Step 2: Reserve capacity for snapshot consistency group
                  Step 3: Edit settings for snapshot consistency group
                Create snapshot volume
                  Step 1: Review members for a snapshot volume
                  Step 2: Assign snapshot volume to host
                  Step 3: Reserve capacity for a snapshot volume
                  Step 4: Edit settings for a snapshot volume
               Manage snapshot schedules
                 Change the settings for a snapshot schedule
                 Activate and suspend snapshot schedule
                 Delete snapshot schedule
               Manage snapshot images
                 View snapshot image settings
                 Start snapshot image rollback for a base volume
                 Start snapshot image rollback for snapshot consistency group member volumes
                 Resume snapshot image rollback
                 Cancel snapshot image rollback
                 Delete snapshot image
               Manage snapshot consistency groups
                 Add member volume to a snapshot consistency group
                 Remove a member volume from a snapshot consistency group
                 Change the settings for a snapshot consistency group
                 Delete snapshot consistency group
               Manage snapshot volumes
                 Convert snapshot volume to read-write mode
                 Change the volume settings for a snapshot volume
                 Copy snapshot volume
                 Re-create snapshot volume
                 Disable snapshot volume
                 Delete snapshot volume
            FAQs
               What is a snapshot image?
               Why use snapshot images?
               What kinds of volumes can be used for snapshots?
               Why would I create a snapshot consistency group?
               What is a snapshot volume and when does it need reserved capacity?
               What is a snapshot group?
               Why would I disable a snapshot volume?
               What is the Disabled state?
               Why would I suspend a snapshot schedule?
          Asynchronous mirroring
            Concepts
              About asynchronous mirroring
              Asynchronous terminology
              Workflow for mirroring a volume asynchronously
              Mirror states
              Volume ownership
              Role change of a mirror consistency group
            How tos
              Manage mirror consistency groups
                Test the communication link
                Suspend and resume
                Change synchronization settings
                Re-synchronize manually
                View unsynchronized data amount
                Update remote IP address
                Change role to primary or secondary
                Delete mirror consistency group
              Manage mirrored pairs
                Remove mirrored pair
                Increase reserved capacity
                Change the settings for a mirrored pair volume
                Complete the mirrored pair
              Deactivate asynchronous mirroring
            FAQs
              How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
              Why can't I access my chosen mirroring feature?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              What do I need to know before increasing my reserved capacity on a mirrored pair volume?
              Why can't I increase reserved capacity with my requested amount?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why do I see Not Available values displayed in the table?
              Why don’t I see all of my pools and volume groups?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              Why would I update my remote storage array’s IP address?
          Synchronous Mirroring
            Concepts
              About Synchronous Mirroring
              Synchronous Mirroring terminology
              Workflow for mirroring a volume synchronously
              Requirements for using synchronous mirroring
              Synchronous mirroring status
              Volume ownership
              Role change between volumes in a mirrored pair
            How Tos
              Manage synchronous mirrored volume pairs
                Test communications for synchronous mirroring
                Suspend and resume synchronization for a mirrored pair
                Change role between volumes in a mirrored pair
                Change synchronization settings for a mirrored pair
                Remove synchronous mirror relationship
              Deactivate synchronous mirroring
            FAQs
               How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
              Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              Synchronous mirroring - What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
        Hardware
          Shelves
            Concepts
               Hardware page overview
               Hardware terminology
            How tos
               View hardware components
               Show or hide component status
               Switch between front and back views
               Change view order of shelves
               Turn on shelf locator light
               Change shelf IDs
               View shelf component status and settings
               Update battery learn cycles
            FAQs
               What is shelf loss protection and drawer loss protection?
               What are battery learn cycles?
          Controllers
            Concepts
               Controller terminology
               Controller states
               Considerations for assigning IP addresses
            How tos
               Configure management port
               Configure iSCSI ports
              Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
               Configure NTP server addresses
               Configure DNS server addresses
               View controller settings
               Allow remote login
               Place controller online
               Place controller offline
               Place controller in service mode
               Reset (reboot) controller
            FAQs
               What is auto-negotiation?
               What is IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration?
               Which do I choose -- DHCP or manual configuration?
               What is a DHCP server?
               How do I configure my DHCP server?
               Why do I need to change the controller network configuration?
               Where do I get the network configuration?
               What are ICMP PING responses?
               When should I refresh the port configuration or the iSNS server from the DHCP server?
              What should I do after configuring the management ports?
              Why is the storage system in non-optimal mode?
          Drives
            Concepts
              Drive terminology
               Drive states
               Solid State Disks (SSDs)
               Hot spare drives
            How tos
              Limit the drive view
               Turn on drive locator light
              View drive status and settings
              Replace drive logically
               Reconstruct drive manually
               Initialize (format) drive
               Fail drive
              Assign hot spares
               Unassign hot spares
              Erase drives
            FAQs
               What is preservation capacity?
               Why would I logically replace a drive?
               Where can I view the status of a drive undergoing reconstruction?
          Settings
          Alerts
            Concepts
               How alerts work
               Alerts terminology
            How tos
               Manage email alerts
                 Configure mail server and recipients for alerts
                 Edit email addresses for alerts
                 Add email addresses for alerts
                Delete mail server or email addresses for alerts
                 Edit mail server for alerts
               Manage SNMP alerts
                 Configure communities and destinations for SNMP alerts
                 Edit community names for SNMP traps
                 Add community names for SNMP traps
                 Remove community name for SNMP traps
                 Configure SNMP MIB variables
                 Add trap destinations for SNMP alerts
                 Delete trap destinations
               Manage syslog alerts
                 Configure syslog server for alerts
                 Edit syslog servers for alerts
                 Add syslog servers for alerts
                 Delete syslog servers for alerts
            FAQs
               What if alerts are disabled?
               How do I configure SNMP or syslog alerts?
               Why are timestamps inconsistent between the array and alerts?
          System
            System: Storage array settings
              Concepts
                 Cache settings and performance
                 Automatic load balancing overview
                 Default host operating system type
              How tos
                 Edit storage array name
                 Turn on storage array locator lights
                 Synchronize storage array clocks
                 Save storage array configuration
                 Clear storage array configuration
                 Configure login banner
                 Manage session timeouts
                 Change cache settings for the storage array
                 Set host connectivity reporting
                 Set automatic load balancing
                 Change default host type
              FAQs
                 What is controller cache?
                 What is cache flushing?
                 What is cache block size?
                 When should I synchronize storage array clocks?
                 What is host connectivity reporting?
            System: iSCSI settings
              Concepts
                 iSCSI terminology
              How tos
                 Configure iSCSI ports
                 Configure iSCSI authentication
                 Enable iSCSI discovery settings
                View iSCSI statistics packages
                View iSCSI sessions
                 End iSCSI session
              FAQs
                 What happens when I use an iSNS server for registration?
                 Which registration methods are automatically supported for iSCSI?
            System: NVMe settings
              Concepts
                 NVMe overview
                NVMe terminology
              How tos
                Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
                 View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
              FAQs
                 How do I interpret NVMe over Fabrics statistics?
                What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose NVMe over RoCE?
            System: Add-on features
              Concepts
                 How add-on features work
                 Add-on feature terminology
              How tos
                 Obtain a feature key file
                 Enable a premium feature
                 Enable feature pack
                Download the command line interface (CLI)
            System: Security key management
              Concepts
                 How the Drive Security feature works
                 How security key management works
                 Drive Security terminology
              How tos
                 Create internal security key
                 Create external security key
                 Change security key
                 Switch from external to internal key management
                 Edit key management server settings
                 Back up security key
                 Validate security key
                 Unlock drives using a security key
              FAQs
                 What do I need to know before creating a security key?
                 Why do I need to define a pass phrase?
                 Why is it important to record security key information?
                 What do I need to know before backing up a security key?
                 What do I need to know before unlocking secure drives?
                 What is read/write accessibility?
                 What do I need to know about validating the security key?
                 What is the difference between internal security key and external security key management?
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
               Access Management with SAML
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
              Configure SAML
                Step 1: Upload the IdP metadata file
                Step 2: Export Service Provider files
                Step 3: Map roles
                Step 4: Test SSO login
                Step 5: Enable SAML
               Change SAML role mappings
               Export SAML Service Provider files
               View audit log activity
               Define audit log policies
               Delete events from the audit log
               Configure syslog server for audit logs
               Edit syslog server settings for audit log records
            FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               Which external management tools may be affected by this change?
               What do I need to know before configuring and enabling SAML?
               What types of events are recorded in the audit log?
               What do I need to know before configuring a syslog server?
               The syslog server is no longer receiving audit logs. What do I do?
          Certificates
            Concepts
              How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Use CA-signed certificates for controllers
                Step 1: Complete CSRs for the controllers
                Step 2: Submit the CSR files
                Step 3: Import signed certificates for controllers
              Reset management certificates
              View imported certificate information
              Import certificates for controllers when acting as clients
               Enable certificate revocation checking
              Delete trusted certificates
              Use CA-signed certificates for authentication with a key management server
                Step 1: Complete and submit CSR for authentication with a key management server
                Step 2: Import certificates for the key management server
               Export key management server certificates
            FAQs
               Why does the Cannot Access Other Controller dialog box appear?
               How do I know what certificates need to be uploaded to System Manager for external key management?
               What do I need to know about certificate revocation checking?
               What types of servers will revocation checking be enabled for?
        Support
           Support center
             Concepts
               AutoSupport feature overview
               Workflow for the AutoSupport feature
             How tos
               View storage array information
                 View storage array profile
                 View software and firmware inventory
               Collect diagnostic data
                 Collect support data manually
                Collect configuration data
                 Retrieve recovery support files
                 Retrieve trace buffers
                 Collect drive data
                 Collect I/O path statistics
                 Retrieve health image
               Take recovery action on storage array status
                 View unreadable sectors log
                 Re-enable drive ports
                 Clear recovery mode
               Manage iSCSI connections
                 View iSCSI statistics packages
                 View the different types of iSCSI statistics
                   MAC transmit and MAC receive statistics
                   Ethernet TCP/IP statistics
                   iSCSI target statistics and local initiator statistics
                   DCBX operational state statistics
                   LLDP TLV statistics
                   DCBX TLV statistics
                 View iSCSI sessions
                 End iSCSI session
               Manage NVMe connections
                 View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
               Manage AutoSupport
                 Enable or disable AutoSupport features
                 Configure AutoSupport delivery method
                 Schedule AutoSupport dispatches
                Send AutoSupport dispatches
                   View AutoSupport status
                   View AutoSupport log
                  Enable AutoSupport maintenance window
                  Disable AutoSupport maintenance window
             FAQs
               What data am I collecting?
               What does unreadable sectors data show me?
               What is a health image?
               What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose iSCSI?
               What do the AutoSupport features do?
               What type of data is collected through the AutoSupport feature?
               How do I configure the delivery method for the AutoSupport feature?
              What is configuration data?
          Event log
            Concepts
               Critical events
               Event log
            How tos
               View events using the event log
          Upgrade center
            Concepts
               Controller software and firmware upgrades
               Workflow for controller software and firmware upgrade
               Drive firmware upgrades
            How tos
              Upgrade software and firmware
               Activate controller software and firmware
               Upgrade drive firmware
               Review the possible software and firmware upgrade errors
            FAQs
               What do I need to know before upgrading the ThinkSystem SAN OS software?
               What do I need to know before suspending IOM auto-synchronization?
               Why is my firmware upgrade progressing so slowly?
               What do I need to know before upgrading drive firmware?
               How do I choose which type of upgrade to perform?
        Contacting Support
        Notices
        Trademarks
      Version 11.60.3
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            Concepts
              System Manager's Home page
               What's new in ThinkSystem System Manager
          Setup wizard
            Concepts
              Setup wizard overview
               Setup wizard terminology
            FAQs
              What if I don't see all of my hardware components?
              What if I don't see all of my hosts?
              How does identifying applications help me manage my storage array...
              What is a workload?
              How do I configure the delivery method for AutoSupport?
              How do I know if I should accept the recommended...
               System Manager has not detected any hosts. What do I do?
          Storage array administration
            Concepts
               Storage array overview
               Administrator password protection
               Problem notification
               Operations in progress
            How tos
               Set default units for capacity values
               Set default time frame for performance graphs
               Recover from problems using Recovery Guru
               View and act on operations in progress
            FAQs
               Where can I find more information about display preferences?
               What are the supported browsers?
               What are the keyboard shortcuts?
          Storage
          Pools and volume groups
            Concepts
               How pools and volume groups work
               Capacity terminology
               How reserved capacity works
               How SSD Cache works
               SSD Cache restrictions
               Decide whether to use a pool or a volume group
               Functional comparison of pools and volume groups
               Automatic versus manual pool creation
            How tos
               Create pools and volume groups
                 Create pool automatically
                 Create pool manually
                Create a volume group
                Create SSD Cache
                 Add capacity to a pool or volume group
               Manage pools, volume groups, and SSD Cache
                Change configuration settings for a pool
                Change SSD Cache settings
                 Change configuration settings for a volume group
                 View SSD Cache statistics
                 Check volume redundancy
                 Delete pool or volume group
                 Consolidate free capacity for a volume group
                 Export/Import volume groups
               Manage drives
                 Turn on locator lights in a pool, volume group, or SSD Cache
                 Remove capacity from a pool or SSD Cache
                 Enable security for a pool or volume group
                Assign hot spares
                Replace drive logically
               Manage reserved capacity
                Increase reserved capacity
                 Decrease reserved capacity
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a snapshot group
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a snapshot volume
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a consistency group member volume
                 Change the reserved capacity settings for a mirrored pair volume
                 Cancel pending snapshot image
                 Delete snapshot group
            FAQs
               What is a hot spare drive?
               What is a volume group?
               What is a pool?
               What is reserved capacity?
               What is FDE/FIPS security?
               What is redundancy check?
               What are the differences between pools and volume groups?
               Why would I want to manually configure a pool?
               Why are capacity alerts important?
               Why can't I increase my preservation capacity?
               Is there a limit on the number of drives I can remove from a pool?
               What media types are supported for a drive?
               Why are some drives not showing up?
               How do I maintain shelf/drawer loss protection?
               What RAID level is best for my application?
               What is Data Assurance?
               What is secure-capable (Drive Security)?
               What do I need to know about increasing reserved capacity?
               Why can't I choose another amount to decrease by?
               Why do I need reserved capacity for each member volume?
               How do I view and interpret all SSD Cache statistics?
          Volumes
            Concepts
               Volumes in the storage array
               Volume terminology
               Workflow for creating volumes
               Data integrity and data security for volumes
               SSD Cache and volumes
               Application-specific workloads
               Actions you can perform on volumes
               Capacity for volumes
               Thin volume monitoring
               Comparison between thick volumes and thin volumes
               Copy Volume function
               Types of Copy Volume operations
            How tos
               Create storage
                 Create workloads
                Create volumes
                  Step 1: Select host for a volume
                  Step 2: Select a workload for a volume
                  Step 3: Add or edit volumes
                  Step 4: Review volume configuration
               Manage volumes
                 Increase capacity of a volume
                 Change settings for a volume
                 Initialize volumes
                 Redistribute volumes
                 Change controller ownership of a volume
                 Change cache settings for a volume
                 Change media scan settings for a volume
                Delete volume
               Manage applications and workloads
                 Add to workload
                 Change workload settings
               Work with copy services
                 Copy volume
                 Take action on a Copy Volume operation
               Monitor thin volumes
                 Change allocated capacity limit for a thin volume
            FAQs
               What is a volume?
               Why am I seeing a capacity over-allocation error when I have enough free capacity in a volume group to create volumes?
               How does my selected workload impact volume creation?
               Why aren't these volumes associated with a workload?
               Why can’t I delete the selected workload?
               How do application-specific workloads help me manage my storage array?
               How does providing this information help create storage?
               What do I need to do to recognize the expanded capacity?
               Why don't I see all my pools and/or volume groups?
               What is segment size?
               What is preferred controller ownership?
               What is Automatic Load Balancing?
          Hosts
            Concepts
              Host terminology
              Workflow for host creation and volume assignment
              Automatic versus manual host creation
              Assigning volumes to hosts and host clusters
              Access volumes
              Restricted volume assignments
            How tos
              Configure host access
                Create host automatically
                Create host manually
                Create host cluster
                Create volumes
                  Step 1: Select host for a volume
                  Step 2: Select a workload for a volume
                  Step 3: Add or edit volumes
                  Step 4: Review volume configuration
                Assign volumes
              Manage hosts and host clusters
                Change the settings for a host
                Change the settings for a host cluster
                Unassign volumes
                Changing the host port identifiers for a host
                Delete a host or host cluster
            FAQs
              What are hosts and host clusters?
              Why would I need to create a host cluster?
              How do I know which host operating system type is correct?
              What are HBAs and adapter ports?
              How do I match the host ports to a host?
              How do I create CHAP secrets?
              What is a default cluster?
              Why the number of LUN is different in legacy post after create 4 Luns in DE series storage with BROADCOM 430-16e ?
            Performance
             Concepts
               Performance overview
               Performance terminology
             How tos
               View graphical performance data
               View and save tabular performance data
               Interpret performance data
             FAQs
               How do performance statistics for individual volumes relate to the total?
               Why does data display as zero in the graphs and table?
               What does the Latency graph show?
               What does the IOPS graph show?
               What does the MiB/s graph show?
               What does the CPU graph show?
               What does the Headroom graph show?
          Snapshots
            Concepts
               How snapshot images are used
                 Overview of snapshot storage
                 Requirements and guidelines for snapshots
                 Base volumes, reserved capacity, and snapshot groups
                 Snapshot schedules and snapshot consistency groups
                 Snapshot volumes
                 Snapshot rollback
               Snapshot terminology
               Workflow for creating snapshot images and snapshot volumes
            How tos
               Create snapshots and snapshot objects
                 Create snapshot image
                 Schedule snapshot images
                Create snapshot consistency group
                  Step 1: Add members to snapshot consistency group
                  Step 2: Reserve capacity for snapshot consistency group
                  Step 3: Edit settings for snapshot consistency group
                Create snapshot volume
                  Step 1: Review members for a snapshot volume
                  Step 2: Assign snapshot volume to host
                  Step 3: Reserve capacity for a snapshot volume
                  Step 4: Edit settings for a snapshot volume
               Manage snapshot schedules
                 Change the settings for a snapshot schedule
                 Activate and suspend snapshot schedule
                 Delete snapshot schedule
               Manage snapshot images
                 View snapshot image settings
                 Start snapshot image rollback for a base volume
                 Start snapshot image rollback for snapshot consistency group member volumes
                 Resume snapshot image rollback
                 Cancel snapshot image rollback
                 Delete snapshot image
               Manage snapshot consistency groups
                 Add member volume to a snapshot consistency group
                 Remove a member volume from a snapshot consistency group
                 Change the settings for a snapshot consistency group
                 Delete snapshot consistency group
               Manage snapshot volumes
                 Convert snapshot volume to read-write mode
                 Change the volume settings for a snapshot volume
                 Copy snapshot volume
                 Re-create snapshot volume
                 Disable snapshot volume
                 Delete snapshot volume
            FAQs
               What is a snapshot image?
               Why use snapshot images?
               What kinds of volumes can be used for snapshots?
               Why would I create a snapshot consistency group?
               What is a snapshot volume and when does it need reserved capacity?
               What is a snapshot group?
               Why would I disable a snapshot volume?
               What is the Disabled state?
               Why would I suspend a snapshot schedule?
          Asynchronous mirroring
            Concepts
              About asynchronous mirroring
              Asynchronous terminology
              Workflow for mirroring a volume asynchronously
              Mirror states
              Volume ownership
              Role change of a mirror consistency group
            How tos
              Manage mirror consistency groups
                Test the communication link
                Suspend and resume
                Change synchronization settings
                Re-synchronize manually
                View unsynchronized data amount
                Update remote IP address
                Change role to primary or secondary
                Delete mirror consistency group
              Manage mirrored pairs
                Remove mirrored pair
                Increase reserved capacity
                Change the settings for a mirrored pair volume
                Complete the mirrored pair
              Deactivate asynchronous mirroring
            FAQs
              How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
              Why can't I access my chosen mirroring feature?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirror consistency group?
              What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              What do I need to know before increasing my reserved capacity on a mirrored pair volume?
              Why can't I increase reserved capacity with my requested amount?
              Why would I change this percentage?
              Why do I see more than one reserved capacity candidate?
              Why do I see Not Available values displayed in the table?
              Why don’t I see all of my pools and volume groups?
              Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              Why would I update my remote storage array’s IP address?
          Synchronous Mirroring
            Concepts
              About Synchronous Mirroring
              Synchronous Mirroring terminology
              Workflow for mirroring a volume synchronously
              Requirements for using synchronous mirroring
              Synchronous mirroring status
              Volume ownership
              Role change between volumes in a mirrored pair
            How Tos
              Manage synchronous mirrored volume pairs
                Test communications for synchronous mirroring
                Suspend and resume synchronization for a mirrored pair
                Change role between volumes in a mirrored pair
                Change synchronization settings for a mirrored pair
                Remove synchronous mirror relationship
              Deactivate synchronous mirroring
            FAQs
               How does asynchronous mirroring differ from synchronous mirroring?
              Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all my volumes?
              Synchronous mirroring - Why don’t I see all the volumes on the remote storage array?
              Synchronous mirroring - What do I need to know before creating a mirrored pair?
              What impact does synchronization priority have on synchronization rates?
              Why is it recommended to use a manual synchronization policy?
          Hardware
          Shelves
            Concepts
               Hardware page overview
               Hardware terminology
            How tos
               View hardware components
               Show or hide component status
               Switch between front and back views
               Change view order of shelves
               Turn on shelf locator light
               Change shelf IDs
               View shelf component status and settings
               Update battery learn cycles
            FAQs
               What is shelf loss protection and drawer loss protection?
               What are battery learn cycles?
          Controllers
            Concepts
               Controller terminology
               Controller states
               Considerations for assigning IP addresses
            How tos
               Configure management port
               Configure iSCSI ports
              Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
               Configure NTP server addresses
               Configure DNS server addresses
               View controller settings
               Allow remote login
               Place controller online
               Place controller offline
               Place controller in service mode
               Reset (reboot) controller
            FAQs
               What is auto-negotiation?
               What is IPv6 stateless address auto-configuration?
               Which do I choose -- DHCP or manual configuration?
               What is a DHCP server?
               How do I configure my DHCP server?
               Why do I need to change the controller network configuration?
               Where do I get the network configuration?
               What are ICMP PING responses?
               When should I refresh the port configuration or the iSNS server from the DHCP server?
              What should I do after configuring the management ports?
          Drives
            Concepts
              Drive terminology
               Drive states
               Solid State Disks (SSDs)
               Hot spare drives
            How tos
              Limit the drive view
               Turn on drive locator light
              View drive status and settings
              Replace drive logically
               Reconstruct drive manually
               Initialize (format) drive
               Fail drive
              Assign hot spares
               Unassign hot spares
               Erase secure-enabled drive
            FAQs
               What is preservation capacity?
               Why would I logically replace a drive?
               Where can I view the status of a drive undergoing reconstruction?
          Settings
          Alerts
            Concepts
               How alerts work
               Alerts terminology
            How tos
               Manage email alerts
                 Configure mail server and recipients for alerts
                 Edit email addresses for alerts
                 Add email addresses for alerts
                Delete mail server or email addresses for alerts
                 Edit mail server for alerts
               Manage SNMP alerts
                 Configure communities and destinations for SNMP alerts
                 Edit community names for SNMP traps
                 Add community names for SNMP traps
                 Remove community name for SNMP traps
                 Configure SNMP MIB variables
                 Add trap destinations for SNMP alerts
                 Delete trap destinations
               Manage syslog alerts
                 Configure syslog server for alerts
                 Edit syslog servers for alerts
                 Add syslog servers for alerts
                 Delete syslog servers for alerts
            FAQs
               What if alerts are disabled?
               How do I configure SNMP or syslog alerts?
               Why are timestamps inconsistent between the array and alerts?
          System
            System: Storage array settings
              Concepts
                 Cache settings and performance
                 Automatic load balancing overview
                 Default host operating system type
              How tos
                 Edit storage array name
                 Turn on storage array locator lights
                 Synchronize storage array clocks
                 Save storage array configuration
                 Clear storage array configuration
                 Configure login banner
                 Manage session timeouts
                 Change cache settings for the storage array
                 Set host connectivity reporting
                 Set automatic load balancing
                 Change default host type
              FAQs
                 What is controller cache?
                 What is cache flushing?
                 What is cache block size?
                 When should I synchronize storage array clocks?
                 What is host connectivity reporting?
            System: iSCSI settings
              Concepts
                 iSCSI terminology
              How tos
                 Configure iSCSI ports
                 Configure iSCSI authentication
                 Enable iSCSI discovery settings
                View iSCSI statistics packages
                View iSCSI sessions
                 End iSCSI session
              FAQs
                 What happens when I use an iSNS server for registration?
                 Which registration methods are automatically supported for iSCSI?
            System: NVMe settings
              Concepts
                 NVMe overview
                NVMe terminology
              How tos
                Configure NVMe over RoCE ports
                 View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
              FAQs
                 How do I interpret NVMe over Fabrics statistics?
                What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose NVMe over RoCE?
            System: Add-on features
              Concepts
                 How add-on features work
                 Add-on feature terminology
              How tos
                 Obtain a feature key file
                 Enable a premium feature
                 Enable feature pack
                Download the command line interface (CLI)
            System: Security key management
              Concepts
                 How the Drive Security feature works
                 How security key management works
                 Drive Security terminology
              How tos
                 Create internal security key
                 Create external security key
                 Change security key
                 Switch from external to internal key management
                 Edit key management server settings
                 Back up security key
                 Validate security key
                 Unlock drives using a security key
              FAQs
                 What do I need to know before creating a security key?
                 Why do I need to define a pass phrase?
                 Why is it important to record security key information?
                 What do I need to know before backing up a security key?
                 What do I need to know before unlocking secure drives?
                 What is read/write accessibility?
                 What do I need to know about validating the security key?
                 What is the difference between internal security key and external security key management?
          Access Management
            Concepts
               How Access Management works
               Access Management terminology
               Permissions for mapped roles
               Access Management with local user roles
               Access Management with directory services
               Access Management with SAML
            How tos
               View local user roles
               Change passwords
               Change local user password settings
               Add directory server
               Edit directory server settings and role mappings
               Remove directory server
              Configure SAML
                Step 1: Upload the IdP metadata file
                Step 2: Export Service Provider files
                Step 3: Map roles
                Step 4: Test SSO login
                Step 5: Enable SAML
               Change SAML role mappings
               Export SAML Service Provider files
               View audit log activity
               Define audit log policies
               Delete events from the audit log
               Configure syslog server for audit logs
               Edit syslog server settings for audit log records
            FAQs
               Why can't I log in?
               What do I need to know before adding a directory server?
               What do I need to know about mapping to storage array roles?
               Which external management tools may be affected by this change?
               What do I need to know before configuring and enabling SAML?
               What types of events are recorded in the audit log?
               What do I need to know before configuring a syslog server?
               The syslog server is no longer receiving audit logs. What do I do?
          Certificates
            Concepts
              How certificates work
              Certificate terminology
            How tos
              Use CA-signed certificates for controllers
                Step 1: Complete and submit a CSR for the controllers
                Step 2: Import signed certificates for controllers
              Reset management certificates
              View imported certificate information
              Import certificates for controllers when acting as clients
               Enable certificate revocation checking
              Delete trusted certificates
              Use CA-signed certificates for authentication with a key management server
                Step 1: Complete and submit CSR for authentication with a key management server
                Step 2: Import certificates for the key management server
               Export key management server certificates
            FAQs
               Why does the Cannot Access Other Controller dialog box appear?
               How do I know what certificates need to be uploaded to System Manager for external key management?
               What do I need to know about certificate revocation checking?
               What types of servers will revocation checking be enabled for?
         Support
           Support center
             Concepts
               AutoSupport feature overview
               Workflow for the AutoSupport feature
             How tos
               View storage array information
                 View storage array profile
                 View software and firmware inventory
               Collect diagnostic data
                 Collect support data manually
                 Retrieve recovery support files
                 Retrieve trace buffers
                 Collect drive data
                 Collect I/O path statistics
                 Retrieve health image
               Take recovery action on storage array status
                 View unreadable sectors log
                 Re-enable drive ports
                 Clear recovery mode
               Manage iSCSI connections
                 View iSCSI statistics packages
                 View the different types of iSCSI statistics
                   MAC transmit and MAC receive statistics
                   Ethernet TCP/IP statistics
                   iSCSI target statistics and local initiator statistics
                   DCBX operational state statistics
                   LLDP TLV statistics
                   DCBX TLV statistics
                 View iSCSI sessions
                 End iSCSI session
               Manage NVMe connections
                 View NVMe over Fabrics statistics
               Manage AutoSupport
                 Enable or disable AutoSupport features
                 Enable AutoSupport maintenance window
                 Disable AutoSupport maintenance window
                 Configure AutoSupport delivery method
                 Schedule AutoSupport dispatches
                Send AutoSupport dispatches
                 View AutoSupport status
                 View AutoSupport log
             FAQs
               What data am I collecting?
               What does unreadable sectors data show me?
               What is a health image?
               What else do I need to do to configure or diagnose iSCSI?
               What do the AutoSupport features do?
               What type of data is collected through the AutoSupport feature?
               How do I configure the delivery method for the AutoSupport feature?
          Event log
            Concepts
              Critical events
              Event log
            How tos
          Upgrade center
            Concepts
               Controller software and firmware upgrades
               Workflow for controller software and firmware upgrade
               Drive firmware upgrades
            How tos