Lenovo ThinkSystem RAID 530 Series Internal RAID

Lenovo ThinkSystem RAID 530 Series Internal RAID
Adapters
Product Guide
The ThinkSystem RAID 530 family are entry-level 12 Gb SAS/SATA internal RAID adapters that offer a
cost-effective RAID solution for small to medium business customers. These cacheless adapters support
RAID levels 0/1/10/5/50, and include an extensive list of RAS and management features.
The family is comprised of two adapter types:
The ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i supports up to four internal SAS and SATA drives
The ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i supports up to eight internal SAS and SATA drives
The ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i is shown in the following figure.
Figure 1. ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
Did you know?
Along with an extensive list of enterprise RAID capabilities, the RAID 530 Series adapters offer advanced
drive diagnostic technologies. In the event of a physical drive failure, the drive is placed in a shielded state
and the controller starts drive diagnostics to determine if the drive is indeed failed or can be restored. This
saves time, money and server downtime associated with transient drive failures and unnecessary drive
replacement.
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Part number information
The following table provides the ordering part numbers for the adapters.
Table 1. Part numbers and feature codes
Part number
Feature code
Description
7Y37A01082
AUNG
ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
7M27A03918
AUYR
ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i 2 Drive Adapter Kit for SN550
7M17A03932
AVEC
ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i 4 Drive Adapter Kit for SN850
None*
AUYK
ThinkSystem SD530 HW RAID Kit (530-8i for SD530)
* Available only in preconfigured models or configure-to-order
The following figure shows the ThinkSystem SD530 HW RAID adapter.
Figure 2. ThinkSystem SD530 HW RAID adapter
Technical specifications
The ThinkSystem RAID 530 Series internal RAID adapters have the following specifications:
PCIe 3.0 x8 host interface
12 Gbps SAS/SATA RAID controllers, based on the Broadcom MegaRAID 9440 adapter family
Cacheless (not upgradeable)
Connectivity for up to 4, or 8 internal SAS or SATA drives
Support for intermixing SAS and SATA HDDs and SSDs. Mixing SAS and SATA drives in the same
array is not supported. Mixing of HDDs and SSDs in the same array is not supported.
Support for intermixing of 12 Gbps and 6 Gbps drives.
Support for RAID 0, 1, 10, 5, and 50 standard (The 530-4i supports only RAID 0, 1 in the SN550 and
RAID 0, 1, 10, 5 in the SN850 because those blade servers only support two and four drives
respectively)
Support for JBOD (non-RAID) drive state
Support for up to 64 virtual disks, up to 128 arrays, up to 16 virtual disks per array
Support for logical drive sizes greater than 2 TB.
Configurable stripe size from 64 KB up to 1 MB
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Supports 512e, 512n and 4K sector formatted drives
Compliant with Disk Data Format (DDF) configuration on disk (CoD).
S.M.A.R.T. support.
Configuration through
XClarity Provisioning Manager UEFI interface
XClarity Controller web interface
XClarity Administrator Configuration Patterns
StorCLI command-line interface
LSI Storage Authority (LSA) GUI interface
UEFI Human Interface Infrastructure (HII)
Note: CacheCade is not supported by these adapters
The following table compares the specifications of the RAID 530 internal adapters.
Table 2. Specifications
Feature
SD530 adapter
RAID 530-4i
RAID 530-8i
Part number
Feature AUYK
7M27A03918
7M17A03932
7Y37A01082
Form factor
Custom
Custom
PCIe low profile
Controller chip
LSI SAS3408
LSI SAS3404
LSI SAS3408
Host interface
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
PCIe 3.0 x8
Port interface
12 Gb SAS
12 Gb SAS
12 Gb SAS
Number of ports
6
2 or 4†
8
Port connectors
2x SlimSAS x4
1x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
2x Mini-SAS HD x4
(SFF-8643)
Drive interface
SAS, SATA
SAS, SATA
SAS, SATA
Drive type
HDD, SSD
HDD, SED, SSD
HDD, SED, SSD
Hot-swap drives
Yes
Yes
Yes
Max devices
6
2 or 4†
8
RAID levels
0, 1, 10, 5, 50
0, 1, 10, 5†
0, 1, 10, 5, 50
JBOD mode
Yes
Yes
Yes
Cache
None
None
None
CacheVault cache protection
No
No
No
Performance Accelerator (FastPath)
No
Yes
Yes
SED support (SafeStore)
Yes
Yes
Yes
† The 530-4i adapter for use in the SN550 blade server only supports RAID 0 and RAID 1 because the
server has only two drives. The 530-4i adpater for use in the SN850 blade server only supports RAID 0, 1, 5
and 10 because the server has only four drives.
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Features
The ThinkSystem RAID 530 adapters have the following standard features:
MegaRAID FastPath SSD performance acceleration
MegaRAID FastPath software provides high-performance I/O acceleration for SSD-based virtual
drives by using a low latency I/O path to increase the maximum I/O per second (IOPS) capability of
the controller. This feature boosts the performance of applications with a highly random data
storage access pattern, such as transactional databases.
Auto-resume on array rebuild or array reconstruction after the loss of system power
Auto-resume uses non-volatile RAM (NVRAM) to save the rebuild progress during a host reboot or
power failure to automatically resume from the last checkpoint. Auto-resume ensures that data
integrity is maintained throughout the process. The card supports a number of features that can be
implemented without rebooting the server. Applications, such as email and web server, benefit from
avoiding downtime during the transition.
Online Capacity Expansion
Online Capacity Expansion (OCE) allows the capacity of a virtual disk to be expanded by adding
new physical disks or making use of unused space on existing disks, without requiring a reboot.
Online RAID Level Migration
Online RAID Level Migration (RLM), which is also known as logical drive migration, can migrate a
virtual disk from any RAID level to any other RAID level without requiring a reboot. System
availability and application functionality remain unaffected.
Fast initialization for quick array setup
Fast initialization quickly writes zeros to the first and last sectors of the virtual drive. This feature
allows you to immediately start writing data to the virtual drive while the initialization is running in
the background.
Consistency check for background data integrity
Consistency check verifies that all stripes in a virtual disk with a redundant RAID level are
consistent. The consistency check mirrors data when an inconsistent stripe is detected for RAID 1
and re-creates the parity from the peer disks for RAID 5 or RAID 6. Consistency checks can be
scheduled to take place periodically.
Extensive online configuration options and advanced monitoring and event notification
Management tools provide convenience for the configuration of logical volumes and alerting when
errors have occurred or are about to occur.
Patrol read for media scanning and repairing
Patrol read is a background sentry service that pro-actively discovers and corrects media defects
(bad sectors) that arise normally as a disk drive ages. The service issues a series of verify
commands, and if a bad block is discovered, the card's firmware uses RAID algorithms to re-create
the missing data and remap the sector to a good sector. The task is interruptible based on
controller activity and host operations. The firmware also provides an interface where the patrol
read task can be initiated, set up for continuous operation, and terminated from a management
application. Patrol read can be activated by a manual command or automatically.
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Global and dedicated hot spare with revertible hot spare support
A hot spare rebuilds data from all virtual disks within the disk group in which it is configured. You
can define a physical disk as a hot spare to replace a failed drive. Hot spares can be configured as
either global or dedicated. A global hot spare allows any physical drive to be designated as a hot
spare. A dedicated hot spare allows the user to assign a hot spare drive to a particular array of the
same drive type.
Drive roaming
Drive roaming occurs when the physical disks are changed to different ports on the same controller.
When the drives are placed on different channels, the controller detects the RAID configuration from
the configuration data on the drives.
MegaRAID SafeStore support for self-encrypting drive (SED) services
MegaRAID SafeStore encryption services offer instant secure erase and local key management for
self-encrypting drives. This technology represents a step forward in securing data on a disk drive
from any unauthorized access or modification resulting from theft, loss, or repurposing of drives.
Instant secure erase permanently removes data when repurposing or decommissioning SEDs.
SafeStore local key management provides the necessary management and protection of SEDs by
using a simple pass phrase, security key identifier, and security key file that can be set and applied
to all SEDs that are assigned to a RAID adapter. This feature removes the complexity of managing
each SED’s unique encryption key, and it essentially relieves the administrator of most of the daily
tasks of securing data.
XClarity Provisioning Manager for pre-boot array configuration and management
Provisioning Manager is the ThinkSystem UEFI-based application that includes a RAID setup wizard
to help you configure drive groups and virtual disks before installing or booting the operating
system.
XClarity Controller web interface for remote storage management
XClarity Controller (XCC) is the systems management processor integrated in all ThinkSystem
servers. The XCC web interface allows you to perform storage inventory, create and edit virtual
disks, view events, import a new controller configuration, and perform firmware updates on the
adapter.
Note: MegaRAID CacheCade and MegaRAID Storage Manager are not supported.
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Server support
The following tables list the ThinkSystem servers that are compatible.
SD530 (7X21)
SN550 (7X16)
SN850 (7X15)
SR860 (7X69 / 7X70)
SR950 (7X11 / 7X12 / 7X13)
SR850 (7X18 / 7X19)
SR590 (7X98 / 7X99)
SR630 (7X01 / 7X02)
SR650 (7X05 / 7X06)
ThinkSystem RAID 530-8i PCIe 12Gb Adapter
SR570 (7Y03 / 7Y04)
Description
7Y37A01082
SR530 (7X07 / 7X08)
SR550 (7X03 / 7X04)
Part
number
ST550 (7X09 / 7X10)
Table 3. ThinkSystem server support
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y Y N N N
7M27A03918 ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i 2 Drive Adapter Kit for
SN550
N N N N N N N N N N N Y N
7M17A03932 ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i 4 Drive Adapter Kit for
SN850
N N N N N N N N N N N N Y
Feature
AUYK
N N N N N N N N N N Y N N
ThinkSystem SD530 HW RAID Kit
The following figure shows the ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i adapter for both the SN550 and the SN850 blade
servers. Note that the plastic frame in the lower right of the adapter is part of the mechanism that attaches
the adapter to the server; the adapter does not support a supercapacitor.
Figure 3. ThinkSystem RAID 530-4i adapter for Flex (included heatsink not shown)
Operating system support
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Operating system support
The ThinkSystem RAID 530 Series adapters support the following operating systems:
Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2
Microsoft Windows Server 2016
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 Server x64 Edition
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 with Xen for AMD64/EM64T
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 with XEN
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.0
VMware vSphere ESXi 6.5
For more information about the specific versions and service levels that are supported and any other
prerequisites, see the ServerProven website: http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven
Warranty
The adapters carry a 1-year limited warranty. When installed in a supported ThinkSystem server, the
adapter assumes the server’s base warranty and any warranty upgrades.
Operating environment
The ThinkSystem RAID 530 Series adapters are supported in the following environment:
Operating:
Temperature: 10°C to 55°C (50°F to 131°F)
Relative humidity: 20% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage
Temperature with package: -40°C to 70°C (-40°F to 158°F)
Relative humidity: 5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Agency approvals
The ThinkSystem RAID 530 adapters have the following agency approvals:
FCC Part 15 Class A
Australia/New Zealand (AS/NZS CISPR 22)
Canada (ICES-003 Class B)
Europe (EN55022/EN55024)
Japan (VCCI V-3)
Korea (RRA no 2013-24 & 25)
RoHS compliant
EN/IEC/UL 60950
Taiwan (CNS 13438)
USA (FCC 47 CFR part 15 Subpart B class B)
WEEE
Related publications and links
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Related publications and links
For more information, see the following documents:
Lenovo ThinkSystem product publications:
http://thinksystem.lenovofiles.com/help/index.jsp
ServerProven hardware compatibility:
http://www.lenovo.com/us/en/serverproven
Lenovo RAID Management Tools and Resources:
https://lenovopress.com/lp0579-lenovo-raid-management-tools-and-resources
Lenovo RAID Introduction
https://lenovopress.com/lp0578-lenovo-raid-introduction
Related product families
Product families related to this document are the following:
RAID Adapters
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