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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H is a scalable, hybrid entry-level storage system that is designed to provide performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for medium to large businesses. It delivers enterprise-class storage management capabilities with a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features. The ThinkSystem DE4000H is a perfect fit for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including big data and analytics, video surveillance, technical computing, backup and recovery, and other storage I/O-intensive applications.

ThinkSystem DE4000H models are available in a 2U rack form-factor with 24 small form-factor (2.5-inch SFF) drives (2U24 SFF), 12 large form-factor (3.5-inch LFF) drives (2U12 LFF), or a 4U rack form-factor with 60 LFF drives (4U60 LFF) and include two controllers, each with 8 GB or 32 GB memory for a system total of 16 GB or 64 GB. Host interface cards provide 12 Gb SAS, 10/25 Gb iSCSI, or 8/16/32 Gb FC connections.

The ThinkSystem DE4000H Storage Array scales up to 192 drives with the attachment of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE120S 2U12, DE240S 2U24 SFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF Expansion Enclosures. It also offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch (SFF) and 3.5-inch (LFF) form factors, 10 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs).

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Lenovo ThinkSystem DE4000H is a scalable, hybrid entry-level storage system that is designed to provide performance, simplicity, capacity, security, and high availability for medium to large businesses. It delivers enterprise-class storage management capabilities with a wide choice of host connectivity options, flexible drive configurations, and enhanced data management features. The ThinkSystem DE4000H is a perfect fit for a wide range of enterprise workloads, including big data and analytics, video surveillance, technical computing, backup and recovery, and other storage I/O-intensive applications.

ThinkSystem DE4000H models are available in a 2U rack form-factor with 24 small form-factor (2.5-inch SFF) drives (2U24 SFF), 12 large form-factor (3.5-inch LFF) drives (2U12 LFF), or a 4U rack form-factor with 60 LFF drives (4U60 LFF) and include two controllers, each with 8 GB or 32 GB memory for a system total of 16 GB or 64 GB. Host interface cards provide 12 Gb SAS, 10/25 Gb iSCSI, or 8/16/32 Gb FC connections.

The ThinkSystem DE4000H Storage Array scales up to 192 drives with the attachment of Lenovo ThinkSystem DE120S 2U12, DE240S 2U24 SFF, and DE600S 4U60 LFF Expansion Enclosures. It also offers flexible drive configurations with the choice of 2.5-inch (SFF) and 3.5-inch (LFF) form factors, 10 K rpm SAS and 7.2 K rpm NL SAS hard disk drives (HDDs), and SAS solid-state drives (SSDs).

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The ThinkSystem DE4000H scales up to 3 PB of raw storage capacity, and it offers block storage connectivity with support for 12 Gb SAS, 10/25 Gb iSCSI, or 8/16/32 Gb FC at the same time.

Key features

The ThinkSystem DE4000H offers the following key features and benefits:

  • Scalable entry-level hybrid storage with dual active/active controller configurations with 8 GB or 32 GB system memory per controller for high availability and performance.
  • Improved performance and data protection with Dynamic Disk Pools (DDP) technology, as well as support for traditional RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10.
  • Flexible host connectivity to match diverse client needs with support for 12 Gb SAS, 10/25 Gb iSCSI, or 8/16/32 Gb FC connectivity at the same time.
  • 12 Gb SAS drive-side connectivity with support for up to 24x 2.5-inch small form factor (SFF) drives in the 2U24 SFF enclosures, up to 12x 3.5-inch large form factor (LFF) drives in the 2U12 LFF enclosures, or up to 60x 3.5-inch LFF drives in the 4U60 LFF enclosures.
  • Scalability to up to 192 SFF or LFF drives with the attachment of the ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF, DE120S 2U12 LFF, or DE600S 4U60 LFF expansion enclosures to satisfy growing needs for storage capacity and performance.
  • Rich set of standard storage management functions available at no extra cost, including Dynamic Disk Pools, SSD read cache, snapshots, volume copy, thin provisioning, and encryption (requires optional FIPS drives).
  • Optional licensed functions, including higher number of snapshots for greater scalability and synchronous or asynchronous mirroring for continuous data availability.
  • Intuitive, web-based GUI for easy system setup and management.
  • Designed for 99.999% availability with redundant hot-swap components, including controllers and I/O modules, power supplies, cooling modules (4U60 LFF enclosures only), proactive maintenance, and non-disruptive firmware upgrades.

The ThinkSystem DE4000H supports the complete range of data storage requirements, from highly used applications to high-capacity, low usage applications.

The following drives are supported in the 2U24 SFF enclosures:

  • Capacity-optimized SSDs (1 drive write per day [DWD]): 3.84 TB, 7.68 TB, and 15.36 TB
  • High performance SSDs (3 DWD): 800 GB, 1.6 TB
  • High performance self-encrypting FIPS SSDs (3 DWD): 1.6 TB
  • Performance-optimized, enterprise class HDDs: 1.2 TB and 1.8 TB 10K rpm
  • Performance-optimized, enterprise class self-encrypting FIPS HDDs: 1.8 TB 10K rpm

The following drives are supported in the 2U12 LFF enclosures:

  • High-performance SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5″ drive in a 3.5″ drive tray): 800 GB
  • High performance self-encrypting FIPS SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5″ drive in a 3.5″ drive tray): 1.6 TB
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline HDDs: 4 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB, and 16 TB 7.2K rpm
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline self-encrypting FIPS HDDs: 6 TB and 10 TB 7.2K rpm

The following drives are supported in the 4U60 LFF enclosures:

  • High-performance SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5″ drive in a 3.5″ drive tray): 800 GB, 1.6 TB
  • High performance self-encrypting FIPS SSDs (3 DWD; 2.5″ drive in a 3.5″ drive tray): 1.6 TB
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline HDDs: 4 TB, 8 TB, 10 TB, 12 TB, and 16 TB 7.2K rpm
  • High-capacity, archival-class nearline self-encrypting FIPS HDDs: 10 TB 7.2K rpm

All drives are dual-port and hot-swappable. Drives of the same form factor can be intermixed within the appropriate enclosure, which provides the flexibility to address performance and capacity needs within a single enclosure.

Up to seven ThinkSystem DE240S 2U24 SFF or ThinkSystem DE120S 2U12 LFF, or up to three ThinkSystem DE600S 4U60 LFF, or a combination of the ThinkSystem DE240S, DE120S, and DE600S expansion enclosures for a total of up to 192 drives per system (including controller and expansion enclosures) are supported by a single ThinkSystem DE4000H system.

Customers can intermix 2U24 SFF, 2U12 LFF, and 4U60 LFF expansion enclosures behind a 2U24 SFF, 2U12 LFF, or 4U60 LFF controller enclosure. This configuration delivers the added flexibility to mix 3.5-inch and 2.5-inch drives within a single system (but not within the enclosure).

More drives and expansion enclosures are designed to be dynamically added with virtually no downtime, which helps to quickly and seamlessly respond to ever-growing capacity demands.

The ThinkSystem DE4000H offers high levels of system and data availability with the following technologies:

  • Dual-active controller modules with automatic load balancing and failover
  • Mirrored data cache with flash backup (battery-backed destaging to flash)
  • Dual-port SAS HDDs and SSDs with automatic drive failure detection and rebuild with global hot spares
  • Redundant, hot-swappable and customer replaceable hardware components, including SFP/SFP+ transceivers, controller and I/O modules, power supplies, cooling modules (4U60 LFF only), and drives
  • Automated path failover support for the data path between the host and the drives with multipathing software
  • Non-disruptive controller and drive firmware upgrades

Components and connectors

The following figure shows the front of the ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE240S 2U SFF enclosures.

ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE240S 2U SFF enclosures front view
Figure 2. ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE240S 2U SFF enclosures front view

The front of the ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE240S 2U SFF enclosures includes the following components:

  • 24 SFF hot-swap drive bays
  • Enclosure status LEDs
  • Enclosure ID LED

The following figure shows the front of the ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE120S 2U LFF enclosures.

ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE120S 2U LFF enclosures front view
Figure 3. ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE120S 2U LFF enclosures front view

The front of the ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE120S 2U LFF enclosures includes the following components:

  • 12 LFF hot-swap drive bays
  • Enclosure status LEDs
  • Enclosure ID LED

The following figure shows the rear of the ThinkSystem DE4000H 2U controller enclosure.

ThinkSystem DE4000H 2U controller enclosure rear view
Figure 4. ThinkSystem DE4000H 2U controller enclosure rear view

The rear of the ThinkSystem DE4000H 2U controller enclosure includes the following components:

  • Two redundant hot-swap controllers, each with the following ports:
    • One slot for a host interface card
      Note: The DE4000H Gen2 controllers no longer offers base ports
    • Two 12 Gb SAS x4 expansion ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) for connections to the expansion enclosures.
    • One RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for out-of-band management.
      Note: The Ethernet port (P2) next to the GbE management port is not available for use.
    • Two serial console ports (RJ-45 and Micro-USB) for another means to configure the system.
    • One USB Type A port (reserved for factory use)
  • Two redundant hot-swap 913 W (100 – 240 V) AC power supplies (IEC 320-C14 power connector) with integrated cooling fans.

The following figure shows the rear of the ThinkSystem DE240S or DE120S 2U expansion enclosure.

ThinkSystem DE240S or DE120S 2U expansion enclosure rear view
Figure 5. ThinkSystem DE240S or DE120S 2U expansion enclosure rear view

The rear of the ThinkSystem DE240S or DE120S 2U expansion enclosure includes the following components:

  • Two redundant hot-swap I/O Modules; each I/O Module provides four 12 Gb SAS x4 expansion ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) for connections to the controller enclosures and for connecting the expansion enclosures between each other.
  • Two redundant hot-swap 913 W (100 – 240 V) AC power supplies (IEC 320-C14 power connector) with integrated cooling fans.

The following figure shows the front of the ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE600S 4U LFF enclosures without the front bezel.

ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE600S 4U LFF enclosures front view (without the front bezel)
Figure 6. ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE600S 4U LFF enclosures front view (without the front bezel)

The front of the ThinkSystem DE4000H and DE600S 4U LFF enclosures includes the following components:

  • Five drawers, each with 12 LFF hot-swap drive bays
  • Enclosure ID LED
  • Enclosure status LEDs

The following figure shows the rear of the ThinkSystem DE4000H 4U LFF controller enclosure.

ThinkSystem DE4000H 4U LFF controller enclosure rear view
Figure 7. ThinkSystem DE4000H 4U LFF controller enclosure rear view

The rear of the ThinkSystem DE4000H 4U LFF controller enclosure includes the following components:

  • Two redundant hot-swap controllers, each with the following ports:
    • One slot for a host interface card
      Note: The DE4000H Gen2 controllers no longer offers base ports
    • Two 12 Gb SAS x4 expansion ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) for connections to the expansion enclosures.
    • One RJ-45 10/100/1000 Mb Ethernet port for out-of-band management.
      Note: The Ethernet port (P2) next to the GbE management port is not available for use.
    • Two serial console ports (RJ-45 and Micro-USB) for another means to configure the system.
    • One USB Type A port (reserved for factory use)
  • Two redundant hot-swap 2325 W (200 – 240 V) AC power supplies (IEC 320-C20 power connector)
  • Two hot-swap cooling fan modules; each module has two fans.
    Note: The failed cooling module should be replaced as soon as possible.

The following figure shows the rear of the ThinkSystem DE600S 4U LFF expansion enclosure.

ThinkSystem DE600S 4U LFF expansion enclosure rear view
Figure 8. ThinkSystem DE600S 4U LFF expansion enclosure rear view

The rear of the ThinkSystem DE600S 4U LFF expansion enclosure includes the following components:

  • Two redundant hot-swap I/O Modules; each I/O Module provides four 12 Gb SAS x4 expansion ports (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) for connections to the controller enclosures and for connecting the expansion enclosures between each other.
  • Two redundant hot-swap 2325 W (200 – 240 V) AC power supplies (IEC 320-C20 power connector)
  • Two hot-swap cooling fan modules; each module has two fans.
    Note: The failed cooling module should be replaced as soon as possible.

System specifications

The following table lists the ThinkSystem DE4000H storage system specifications.

Note: The supported hardware options, software features, and interoperability listed in this product guide are based on the software version 11.60. For details about specific software releases that introduced support for certain hardware options and software features, refer to the Release notes of the particular software release for the ThinkSystem DE4000H that can be found at:
http://datacentersupport.lenovo.com

Table 1. ThinkSystem DE4000H system specifications
Attribute Specification
Form factor
  • DE4000H 2U24 SFF controller enclosure (Machine Type 7Y75): 2U rack mount.
  • DE4000H 2U12 LFF controller enclosure (Machine Type 7Y74): 2U rack mount.
  • DE4000H 4U60 LFF controller enclosure (Machine Type 7Y77): 4U rack mount.
  • DE240S 2U24 SFF expansion enclosure (Machine Type 7Y68): 2U rack mount.
  • DE120S 2U12 LFF expansion enclosure (Machine Type 7Y63): 2U rack mount.
  • DE600S 4U60 LFF expansion enclosure (Machine Type 7Y69): 4U rack mount.
Controller configuration Dual active-active controller configuration with automatic load balancing.
RAID levels RAID 0, 1, 3, 5, 6, and 10; Dynamic Disk Pools.
Note: RAID 3 can be configured only through the CLI.
Controller system memory 16 GB or 64 GB per system (8 GB or 32 GB per controller). Cache mirroring between the controllers. Flash-backed cache protection (includes battery for destaging to flash).
Expansion enclosure support
  • DE4000H 2U24 SFF controller: 3x DE120S, 3x DE240S or 2x DE600S
  • DE4000H 2U12 LFF controller: 7x DE120S, 3x DE240S or 3x DE600S
  • DE4000H 4U60 LFF controller: 7x DE120S, 3x DE240S or 3x DE600S
  • Expansion enclosures may be mixed up to a maximum of 7 expansion enclosures
Drive bays DE4000H 2U24 SFF controller:

  • With 3x DE120S LFF expansion enclosures: 24 SFF + 36 LFF drive bays
  • With 3x DE240S SFF expansion enclosures: 96 SFF drive bays
  • With 2x DE600S LFF expansion enclosures: 24 SFF + 120 LFF drive bays

DE4000H 2U12 LFF controller:

  • With 7x DE120S LFF expansion enclosures: 96 LFF drive bays
  • With 3x DE240S SFF expansion enclosures: 12 LFF + 72 SFF drive bays
  • With 3x DE600S LFF expansion enclosures: 192 LFF drive bays

DE4000H 4U60 LFF controller:

  • With 3x DE120S LFF expansion enclosures: 96 LFF drive bays
  • With 3x DE240S SFF expansion enclosures: 60 LFF + 72 SFF drive bays
  • With 2x DE600S LFF expansion enclosures: 180 LFF drive bays

Expansion enclosures may be mixed up to a maximum of 7 expansion enclosures

Drive technology
  • 12 Gb SAS and NL SAS HDDs and FIPS HDDs, 12 Gb SAS SSDs and FIPS SSDs.
  • Intermix of HDDs and SSDs is supported within a system.
  • Intermix of HDDs and SSDs is not supported within a volume group or disk pool.
  • A maximum of 120 SAS SSDs is supported.
  • Intermix of FIPS drives and non-FIPS drives is supported within a system.
  • Intermix of FIPS drives and non-FIPS drives is not supported within a volume group or disk pool.
Drive expansion connectivity
  • 2x 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion ports on each of two controllers in the controller enclosure for the attachment of the expansion enclosures.
  • 4x 12 Gb SAS x4 (Mini-SAS HD SFF-8644) expansion ports on each of two I/O modules in the expansion enclosure for the attachment to the controller enclosure and daisy chaining of the expansion enclosures.
Drives 2U24 SFF drives:

  • 10K rpm SAS HDDs
  • 10K rpm SAS FIPS HDDs
  • SAS SSDs (1 DWD)
  • SAS SSDs (3 DWD)
  • SAS FIPS SSDs (3 DWD)

2U12 LFF drives:

  • 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
  • 7.2K rpm NL SAS FIPS HDDs
  • SAS SSDs (3 DWD)
  • SAS FIPS SSDs (3 DWD)

4U60 LFF drives:

  • 7.2K rpm NL SAS HDDs
  • 7.2K rpm NL SAS FIPS HDDs
  • SAS SSDs (3 DWD)
  • SAS FIPS SSDs (3 DWD)
Storage capacity Up to 3.375 PB (192x 18 TB LFF HDDs).
Host connectivity Host connectivity ports provided using host interface cards (HICs) (per controller enclosure with two controllers):

  • 8x 12 Gb SAS host ports (Mini-SAS HD, SFF-8644) (4 ports per controller)
  • 8x 10/25 Gb iSCSI SFP28 host ports (DAC or SW fiber optics [LC]) (4 ports per controller)
  • 8x 8/16/32 Gb FC SFP+ host ports (SW fiber optics [LC]) (4 ports per controller)

Note: Two host interface cards are required for selection (one per controller). The controllers no longer offers base ports. Host connectivity is provided via the HICs.

Host operating systems Microsoft Windows Server; Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL); SUSE Linux Enterprise Server (SLES); VMware vSphere.
Standard software features Dynamic Disk Pools, SSD read cache, snapshots (up to 128 targets), volume copy, thin provisioning (DDP only), encryption (requires optional FIPS drives), and data assurance.
Optional software features Snapshots (up to 512 targets), synchronous mirroring, and asynchronous mirroring.
Performance*
  • Up to 300 000 random read IOPS (4 KB blocks).
  • Up to 109 000 random write IOPS (4 KB blocks).
  • Up to 9.2 GBps sequential read throughput (64 KB blocks).
  • Up to 2.7 GBps sequential write throughput (64 KB blocks).
Configuration maximums**
  • Maximum storage capacity: 3.07 PB
  • Maximum number of logical volumes: 512
  • Maximum logical volume size: 2 PB
  • Maximum thin-provisioned logical volume size (DDP only): 256 TB
  • Maximum number of drives in a RAID volume group:
    • RAID 0, 1/10: 192
    • RAID 3, 5, 6: 30
  • Maximum number of DDP arrays: 20
  • Maximum number of drives in a DDP array: 192 (11 drives minimum)
  • Maximum SSD read cache size:
    • DE4000 8GB Controller: 4 TB SSD read cache
    • DE4000 32GB Controller: 5 TB SSD read cache
  • Maximum number of hosts: 256
  • Maximum number of snapshots: 512 (requires an optional license)
  • Maximum number of mirroring pairs: 32 (requires an optional license)
Cooling Redundant cooling with two cooling modules (4U60 LFF) or with the fans that are built into power supplies (2U24 SFF and 2U12 LFF).
Power supply Two redundant hot-swap 913 W (100 – 240 V) (2U24 and 2U12 enclosures) or 2325 W (200 – 240 V) (4U60 enclosures) Platinum AC power supplies.
Hot-swap parts Controllers, I/O modules, drives, power supplies, cooling modules (4U60 LFF only), and SFP+/SFP28 transceivers.
Management ports
  • 1x 1 GbE port (UTP, RJ-45) per controller for out-of-band management.
  • 2x Serial console ports (RJ-45 and Micro-USB) for system configuration.
  • In-band management via I/O path.
Management interfaces System Manager web-based GUI; SAN Manager standalone GUI; SSH CLI; Serial console CLI; SMI-S Provider; SNMP, email, and syslog alerts; optional Lenovo XClarity.
Security features Secure Socket Layer (SSL), Secure Shell (SSH), user level security, role-based access control (RBAC), LDAP authentication.
Warranty and support Three-year customer-replaceable unit and onsite limited warranty with 9×5 next business day (NBD) parts delivered. Also available are 9×5 NBD onsite response, 24×7 coverage with 2-hour or 4-hour onsite response, or 6-hour or 24-hour committed repair (select areas), YourDrive YourData, Premier Support, and 1-year or 2-year post-warranty extensions.
Software maintenance Included in the base warranty and any Lenovo warranty extensions.
Dimensions 2U24 SFF enclosure:

  • Height: 85 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 449 mm (17.7 in.)
  • Depth: 553 mm (21.8 in.)

2U12 LFF enclosure:

  • Height: 85 mm (3.4 in.)
  • Width: 447 mm (17.6 in.)
  • Depth: 483 mm (19.0 in.)

4U60 LFF enclosure:

  • Height: 174 mm (6.9 in.)
  • Width: 449 mm (17.7 in.)
  • Depth: 922 mm (36.3 in.)
Weight
  • DE4000H 2U24 SFF controller enclosure (7Y75): 24.59 kg (54.2 lb)
  • DE4000H 2U12 LFF controller enclosure (7Y74): 28.78 kg (63.4 lb)
  • DE4000H 4U60 LFF controller enclosure (7Y77): 108.07 kg (238.3 lb)
  • DE240S 2U24 SFF expansion enclosure (7Y68): 27.44 kg (60.5 lb)
  • DE120S 2U12 LFF expansion enclosure (7Y63): 27.12 kg (59.8 lb)
  • DE600S 4U60 LFF expansion enclosure (7Y69): 112.2 kg (247.4 lb)

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