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  ThinkSystem DE Series 2U and 4U Enclosures
    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
    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 11.70.1
      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 11.70.2
      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 DE2000H, DE4000H, and DE6000H
        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
  ThinkSystem SAN Manager
    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
    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?