The Linux express method for installing your storage array and accessing ThinkSystem System Manager is appropriate for setting up a standalone Linux host to a DE Series storage system. It is designed to get the storage system up and running as quickly as possible with minimal decision points.

Procedure overview

The Linux express method includes the following steps.

  1. Set up one of the following communication environments:

    • Fibre Channel (FC)

    • iSCSI

    • SAS

    • NVMe over RoCE

    • NVMe over Fibre Channel

    • iSER (iSCSI Extensions for RDMA)

    • SRP (SCSI RDMA Protocol)

    • NVMe over IB (NVMe over InfiniBand)

  2. Create logical volumes on the storage array.

  3. Make the volumes available to the data host.

Find more information

  • Online help — Describes how to use ThinkSystem System Manager to complete configuration and storage management tasks. It is available within the product.

  • Lenovo ThinkSystem Storage Documentation Center DE Series (a database of articles) — Provides troubleshooting information, FAQs, and instructions for a wide range of Lenovo products and technologies.

  • Lenovo Storage Interoperation Center (LSIC) — Enables you to search for configurations of Lenovo products and components that meet the standards and requirements specified by Lenovo.