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shush1
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system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

Hi Guys, I am trying to upgrade Lenovo X3550 M4 MODEL 7914-AC1 with another RAID 5,

 

The current config info : intel Xeon E5-2620 , 96GB RAM,4 X 1TB SAS HDDs (RAID 5).

ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller #81Y4448 
ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade #81Y4542

 

 

I already checked the following components for the upgrade :

x3550 M4 plus 4x 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit

4 X 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD

 

Am I missing anything else? please help 

 

Thanks in advance 

Lenovo Employee Jokullin
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Re: system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

Hi Punch,

 

Do you want to create another RAID5 by M1115? if so, I think it is ok to create the another RAID5.

RAID support
  • 6 GB SAS/SATA: RAID 0, 1, 10 with H1110, M1115 or M5110. Optional upgrades to RAID 5, 50 available for M1115.
Lenovo Staff
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Re: system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

shush1, thanks for posting to the forums. Quick questions as I'm a bit unclear what your asking.  It looks like you have already 
purchased the following (correct me if I'm wrong there):

 

x3550 M4 plus 4x 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit

4 X 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD

 

I am unclear though on what your quesiton is after that. Could you please expand on what your looking for? 
 
shush1
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Re: system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

Hi 

 

I have to updates Lenovo server x3550 M4 MT 7914-AC1 with another RAID5 Configuration.

 

the current specs are as follow :

Intel Xenon E5-2620

96 GB RAM

4 X1TB SAS HDD RAID 5

 

my plan is to add 4X 1.2 TB HDDs to the server, 

 

Can you please confirm if I am adding the correct specs to the server?

I believe I need the following : 

00AD075A48S1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD
00Y7297A465x3550M4 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit for 12Gb RAID1
00Y8597A4K4x3550M4 mini-SAS Cable Kit for 12Gb RAID

 

Please confirm if I am missing anything in order to add 4 additional drives to the server and configure them as Second RAID 5. 

 

Thank you so much.

 

 

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Re: system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

Gotcha thank you for clairifying for me. 

 

I found this in the product guide...

https://lenovopress.com/lp0038-system-x3550-m4-e5-2600#internal-storage

 

 The following table shows the internal storage expansion options available for the x3550 M4 server.

Table 7. Internal storage expansion options
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
6 Gbps drive backplane connectivity
81Y6657 A1HN x3550 M4 plus 4x 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit 1
12 Gbps drive backplane connectivity (support is planned for later in 2013)
None* A464 x3550M4 4x 2.5" HS HDD Assembly Kit for 12Gb RAID 1
00Y7297 A465 x3550M4 2.5" HDD Assembly Kit for 12Gb RAID 1
00Y8597 A4K4 x3550M4 mini-SAS Cable Kit for 12Gb RAID 1

* Available only via CTO or special bid.

Option 81Y6657 upgrades models with four hot-swap HDD bays to eight hot-swap HDD bays. Models A2x and A3x require H1110 to be replaced by M1115 or M5110 to support eight HDDs. An optical drive can be installed internally when this option is used.

Option 00Y7297 together with option 00Y8597 upgrades CTO models with four 12 Gb 2.5" hot-swap drive bays to eight 12 Gb hot-swap 2.5" drive bays.

Controllers for internal storage

The following table lists the RAID controllers and the additional options used for the internal disk storage of the x3550 M4 server. The controllers are installed into a dedicated PCIe slot.

Table 8. RAID controllers and HBAs for internal storage (Part 1: 6 Gbps SAS/SATA)
Part number Feature code Description Maximum supported Standard models
where used
6 Gbps Controllers
81Y4492 A1XL ServeRAID H1110 SAS/SATA Controller 1 A2x, C4x
81Y4448 A1MZ ServeRAID M1115 SAS/SATA Controller 1 B2x, C2x
81Y4481 A347 ServeRAID M5110 SAS/SATA Controller 1 D2x, F2x, G2x, 52x, H2x, 62x, J2x, L2x, 32x, DDx, M2x
46M0912 3876 6Gb Performance Optimized HBA 1 -
46C8988 A3MW N2115 SAS/SATA HBA 1 -
Features on Demand upgrades (per server)
81Y4542 A1X1 ServeRAID M1100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4544 A1X2 ServeRAID M5100 Series Zero Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4546 A1X3 ServeRAID M5100 Series RAID 6 Upgrade 1† -
90Y4273 A2MC ServeRAID M5100 Series Performance Accelerator 1† -
90Y4318 A2MD ServeRAID M5100 Series SSD Caching Enabler 1† -
Hardware upgrades (per controller)
81Y4484 A1J3 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 DDx
81Y4487 A1J4 ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 D2x, F2x
81Y4559 A1WY ServeRAID M5100 Series 1GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 G2x, H2x, J2x, L2x, 52x, 62x
47C8670 A4G6 ServeRAID M5100 Series 2GB Flash/RAID 5 Upgrade 1 -
81Y4508 A22E ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit 1* DDx

* The ServeRAID M5100 Series Battery Kit (81Y4508) is only supported with ServeRAID M5100 Series 512MB Cache/RAID 5 Upgrade (81Y4484).
† This FoD upgrade requires a cache memory upgrade.

 
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Re: system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

Also the drive you listed also shows supported as well

https://lenovopress.com/lp0038-system-x3550-m4-e5-2600#internal-drive-options

 

Internal drive options

The following table lists hard drive options for internal disk storage of the x3550 M4 server.

Table 9. Disk drive options for internal disk storage
Part number Feature
code
Description Maximum
supported
2.5-inch hot-swap HDDs - 6 Gbps SAS
90Y8926 A2XB 146GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
90Y8877 A2XC 300GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
81Y9670 A283 300GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS HDD 8
90Y8872 A2XD 600GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF G2HS HDD 8
00AJ300 A4VB 600GB 15K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD 8
81Y9650 A282 900GB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" SFF HS HDD 8
00AD075 A48S 1.2TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5'' G2HS HDD 8
00NA441 ASCD 1.8TB 10K 6Gbps SAS 2.5" G2HS 512e HDD 8
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Re: system x3550 M4 hardware upgrade

All that being said it looks like you have the right stuff to accomplish what you're looking for. Please let me know if that resolves your question or if there is anything else I can do. If that does resolve everything please be sure to mark this post as resolved so that others may find this same answer. Thank you. 

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