Lenovo ThinkSystem DM Series Performance GuidePlanning / Implementation

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Updated
1 Feb 2021
Form Number
LP1276
PDF size
23 pages, 275 KB

Abstract

Lenovo® ThinkSystem™ DM Series Storage Arrays run ONTAP data management software, which gives customers unified storage across block-and-file workloads. This document covers the performance principles of the ONTAP operating system and the best practice recommendations.

This paper is intended for technical specialists, sales specialists, sales engineers, and IT architects who want to learn more about the performance tuning of the ThinkSystem DM Series storage array. It is recommended that users have basic ONTAP operation knowledge.

Table of Contents

Introduction
ONTAP software introduction
Introduction to ONTAP performance
Performing basic infrastructure checks
The benefits of using NVMe
Why NVMe over Fibre Channel
Best practices for NVMe/FC

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Change History

Changes in the February 2021 update:

  • Added section “A case study in switching from FCP to NVMe/FC” on page 18

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