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

Procedure overview

The express method includes the following steps, which are also outlined in the Windows workflow.

  1. Set up one of the following communication environments:

  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.

  • Lenovo ThinkSystem Host Utilities for Windows for DE Series Installation Guide under the Lenovo Documentation — Host Utilities (current releases) describes how to install and use the Lenovo ThinkSystem Host Utilities for Windows for DE Series .