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Huawei V2 and V3 Server RAID Controller Card User Guide 36

This document describes the appearances and features of the redundant array of independent disks (RAID) controller cards, how to configure properties for the RAID controller cards, and how to install drivers. The RAID controller cards include the LSI SAS2208, LSI SAS2308, LSI SAS3008, LSI SAS3108, LSI SoftRAID, PM8060, and PM8068.
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Main Menu

Main Menu

This menu allows you to configure and manage the controller card.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-191 shows the Main Menu screen. Table 8-58 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 8-191 Main Menu
Table 8-58 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Configuration Management

Configures and manage RAID arrays.

Controller Management

Manages the RAID controller.

Virtual Drive Management

Manages virtual drives.

Drive Management

Manages hard drives.

Hardware Components

Queries component information.

Configuration Management Screen

This screen allows you to configure and manage virtual drives, drive groups, and foreign configurations. You can also delete configurations.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-192 shows the Configuration Management screen. Table 8-59 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 8-192 Configuration Management screen
Table 8-59 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Create Virtual Drive

Creates a RAID array.

Create Profile Based Virtual Drive

Creates a RAID array quickly. The RAID properties are automatically configured.

View Drive Group Properties

Displays drive group properties.

Clear Configuration

Clears all RAID configurations.

Manage Foreign Configuration

Manages foreign configurations.

Deleting a RAID Configuration

  1. Choose Clear Configuration and press Enter.

    A confirmation screen is displayed.

  2. Select Confirm and press Enter.
  3. Select Enabled and press Enter.
  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  5. Press Enter.

    The configuration is complete.

Creating a RAID Array

  1. Access the configuration screen.

    1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-192, select Create Virtual Drive and press Enter.

      The RAID array configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-193. Table 8-60 describes the parameters on the screen.

      Figure 8-193 Create Virtual Drive
      Table 8-60 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Select RAID Level

      Selects a RAID level.

      Protect Virtual Drive

      Status of virtual drive data protection.

      Select Drives From

      Source of member drives of the virtual drive:

      • Unconfigured Capacity: Idle drives that are not added to any virtual drives.
      • Free Capacity: Remaining space of the virtual drive.

      Select Drives

      Selects member drives.

      Virtual Drive Name

      Name of the virtual drive.

      Virtual Drive Size

      Capacity of the virtual drive. The default value is the current largest capacity supported.

      Virtual Drive Size Unit

      Unit of capacity.

      Strip Size

      Strip size of the virtual drive. Options include 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, and 1 MB. The default value is 256 KB.

      The default size is used during RAID configuration.

      Read Policy

      Options for reading data on a virtual drive.

      • No Read Ahead: disables the Read Ahead function.
      • Read Ahead: enables the Read Ahead function. The controller pre-reads sequential data or the data predicted to be used and saves it in the cache.

        Default value: Read Ahead

      NOTE:

      To achieve optimal disk performance, set the policy to Read Ahead for HDDs and No Read Ahead for SSDs.

      Write Policy

      Options for writing data on a virtual drive. The write policy of virtual drives varies with the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card.

      • If the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card is 4.270.00-4382 or earlier, the following write policies are supported:
        • Write Back: Once all data in the cache is received, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
        • Write Through: Once the drive subsystem receives all data, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
        • Write Back with BBU: The controller card automatically switches to the Write Through mode when the controller card has no Battery Backup Unit (BBU), the BBU is on charge or discharge, the BBU is faulty, or the Pinned/Preserved cache reaches 50% of the physical cache. It is recommended that you set the write policy to this mode.
      • If the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card is 4.650.00-6121 or later, the following write policies are supported:
        • Write Back: The controller card automatically switches to the Write Through mode when the controller card has no Battery Backup Unit (BBU), the BBU is on charge or discharge, the BBU is faulty, or the Pinned/Preserved cache reaches 50% of the physical cache. It is recommended that you set the write policy to this mode.
        • Write Through: Once the drive subsystem receives all data, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
        • Always Write Back: Once all data in the cache is received, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.

        Default value: Write Back

      NOTE:

      In Always Write Back mode, DDR write data of the controller card will be lost if the supercapacitor is not installed or being charged. This mode is not recommended.

      I/O Policy

      I/O policy of the virtual drive. The policy does not affect the Read Ahead function.

      • Direct:
        • Read scenarios: Data is directly read from hard drives. (If Read Policy is set to Read Ahead, data is read from the RAID cache.)
        • Write scenarios: Data is written to the RAID cache. (If Write Policy is set to Write Through, data is directly written into hard drives.)
      • Cached: Data is read from or written to the cache. Use this option only when configuring CacheCade 1.1.

      Default value: Direct:

      Access Policy

      Virtual drive access policy.

      • Read/Write: Read and write operations are allowed.
      • Read Only: The virtual drive is read-only.
      • Blocked: The virtual drive is blocked from access.

      Default value: Read/Write

      Drive Cache

      Physical hard drive cache policy.

      • Unchanged: uses the current cache policy.
      • Enable: writes data to the cache before writing data to the hard drive. This option improves data write performance. However, data will be lost if there is no protection mechanism against power failures.
      • Disable: writes data to a hard drive without caching. Data is not lost in the event of power failure.

      Default value: Unchanged

      Disable Background Initialization

      Enables or disables background initialization.

      Default Initialization

      Default initialization mode.

      • No: Initialization is not performed.
      • Fast: Fast initialization.
      • Full: Full initialization.

      Emulation Type

      Sets the sector size reported to the OS.

      If the member drive is 512B/512B:

      • Default: The logical drive sector is 512B/512B.
      • None: The logical drive sector is 512B/512B.
      • Force: The logical drive sector is 512B/4KB.

      If the member drive is 512B/4KB:

      • Default: The logical drive sector is 512B/4KB.
      • None: The logical drive sector is 512B/512B.
      • Force: The logical drive sector is 512B/4KB.

      Save Configuration

      Saves the settings.

  2. Select a RAID level.

    1. Use the and arrow keys to select a RAID level and press Enter.
    2. Select a RAID level and press Enter.

  3. Add member drives

    1. Use the and arrow keys to select Select Drives From and press Enter.
    2. Select the source of member drives and press Enter.

      In this example, Unconfigured Capacity is selected.

      The screen for adding member drives is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-194. Table 8-61 describes the parameters on the screen.

      Figure 8-194 Adding member drives
      Table 8-61 Parameter description

      Parameter

      Description

      Select Media Type

      Selects a hard drive type.

      Select Interface Type

      Selects a hard drive interface type.

      Logical Sector Size

      Logical sector size.

      Check All

      Selects all hard drives.

      Uncheck All

      Deselects all hard drives.

      Apply Changes

      Saves the settings.

    3. Set the filter criteria based on Table 8-61.
    4. Select the drive to be added and press Enter.

      The drive status changes to [X].

    5. Select Apply Changes and press Enter.
    6. Select Confirm and press Enter.
    7. Select Yes and press Enter.
    8. Select OK and press Enter.

  4. Set the virtual drive properties.

    1. Set other properties of the virtual drive by referring to Table 8-60.

  5. Save the settings.

    1. Select Save Configuration and press Enter.

      A confirmation screen is displayed.

    2. Select Confirm and press Enter.
    3. Select Yes and press Enter.

      The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

    4. Select OK and press Enter.

Quickly Creating a RAID Array

  1. Use the and arrow keys to select a RAID level and press Enter. In this example, Generic RAID 6 is selected.

    The RAID array configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-195. Table 8-62 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-195 RAID configuration screen
    Table 8-62 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Drive Selection Criteria

    Member drives that can be automatically selected by the system.

    Virtual Drive Name

    RAID array name defined by the system.

    RAID Level

    RAID level of the RAID array.

    Virtual Drive Size

    Capacity of the RAID array.

    Power Save Mode

    Power failure protection mode.

    Strip Size

    Sector size of the RAID array.

    Read Policy

    Read policy of the RAID array.

    Write Policy

    Write policy of the RAID array.

    IO Policy

    I/O policy of the RAID array.

    Access Policy

    Read/Write policy.

    Drive Cache

    Hard drive cache policy.

    Default Initialization

    Default initialization mode of the RAID array.

    Create Dedicated Hot Spare

    Specifies whether to create dedicated hot spare drives for the RAID array.

  2. View or configure parameters by referring to Table 8-62.
  3. Select Save Configuration and press Enter.

    The operation success message is displayed.

  4. Press Enter.

Viewing Drive Group Properties

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-192, select View Drive Group Properties and press Enter.

    The virtual drive properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-196. Table 8-63 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-196 View Drive Group Properties
    Table 8-63 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Drive Group

    Name of the drive group.

    Capacity Allocation

    Capacity of the drive group. Names, RAID levels, capacities, and status of the virtual drives in the drive group are also included.

    Protected

    Status of drive group data protection.

Viewing and Importing a Foreign Configuration

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-192, select Manage Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 8-197 is displayed.

    Figure 8-197 Manage Foreign Configuration

  2. Select Preview Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

    The existing foreign configuration is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-198.

    Figure 8-198 Foreign configuration

  3. Select Import Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

    A confirmation screen is displayed.

  4. Select Confirm and press Enter.
  5. Select Enable and press Enter.
  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  7. Select OK and press Enter.

Deleting a Foreign Configuration

  1. Select Clear Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

    A confirmation screen is displayed.

  2. Select Confirm and press Enter.
  3. Select Enable and press Enter.
  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  5. Select OK and press Enter.

Controller Management Screen

This screen allows you to manage the controller by viewing and modifying controller properties.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-199 shows the Controller Management screen. Table 8-64 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 8-199 Controller Management
Table 8-64 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Product Name

Name of the controller.

Serial Number

Serial number of the controller.

Controller Status

Operating status of the controller.

Select Boot Device

Current boot device.

NOTE:

This boot option applies only to the Legacy mode. For details about how to configure the boot option for the EFI/UEFI mode, see Configuring Boot Options.

PCI ID

PCI ID of the controller.

PCI Slot Number

PCI slot number of the controller.

Package Version

Package version of the controller.

Firmware Version

Firmware version of the controller.

NVDATA Version

Version of the controller configuration.

Connector Count

Number of controller connectors for connecting to the mainboard.

Drive Count

Number of hard drives mounted to the controller.

Virtual Drive Count

Number of virtual drives that can be managed by the controller.

Advanced Controller Management

More operations on the controller.

Advanced Controller Properties

Displays and modifies advanced controller properties.

More Operations on the Controller

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-199, select Advanced Controller Management and press Enter.

    Figure 8-200 shows the screen. Table 8-65 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-200 Advanced Controller Management

    Table 8-65 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Clear Controller Events

    Deletes controller event logs.

    Save Controller Events

    Saves controller event logs.

    Save TTY Log

    Saves client operation logs.

    Manage Link Speed

    Manages port rates.

    Manage SSD Caching

    Manages SSD caching.

    Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options

    Manages advanced software properties.

    Schedule Consistency Check

    Sets consistency check parameters.

    Set Factory Defaults

    Restores factory settings.

Viewing and Modifying Advanced Controller Properties

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-199, select Advanced Controller Properties and press Enter.

    Figure 8-201 and Figure 8-202 show the screen. Table 8-66 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-201 Advanced Controller Properties screen (1)
    Figure 8-202 Advanced Controller Properties screen (2)

    Table 8-66 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Cache and Memory

    Cache and memory information about the controller.

    Patrol Read

    Patrol Read feature.

    Power Save Setting

    Drive sleep mode.

    Spare

    Hot spare status.

    Task Rates

    Handling speed of various tasks.

    Alarm Controller

    Unavailable. The controller card is not configured with a buzzer.

    Auto Import Foreign Configuration

    Automatically imports foreign configurations.

    Coercion Mode

    Drive capacity compression mode.

    • None
    • 128MB
    • 1GB

    Default value: 1GB

    Boot Mode

    Options when the controller BIOS detects an exception:

    • Stop On Errors (default): stops startup and continues with startup only when user confirms.
    • Pause on Errors: suspends startup and continues with startup even if the user does not confirm after a set period.
    • Ignore Errors: continues startup. This option is usually for system diagnosis.
    • Safe Mode on Errors: enters safe startup mode.

    Controller BIOS

    BIOS status.

    ROC Temperature

    Controller temperature.

    Shield State Supported

    Support I/O interruption during hard drive diagnosis.

    The default value is Yes.

    Drive Security

    Status of hard drive encryption.

    T10-PI

    Status of information protection technology.

    Expanded Virtual Drive Support

    Support for virtual drive expansion.

    Maintain Drive Fail History

    Status of drive failure history.

    SMART Polling

    SMART polling interval.

    Stop Consistency Check on Error

    Status of consistency check in case of errors.

    JBOD Mode

    Status of the pass-through mode.

    NOTE:

    JBOD can be configured only when the controller card firmware version is 4.650.00-6121 or later and the server has been installed with the driver matching the firmware version.

    Write Verify

    -

    Large IO Support

    Enables or disables large I/O support.

    Apply Changes

    Saves the settings.

  2. Modify advanced controller properties by referring to Table 8-66.
  3. Select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Select OK and press Enter.

Configuring JBOD Mode

  1. On the screen displayed in Figure 8-201, choose JBOD Mode and press Enter. Then select Enable and press Enter.
  2. Use the arrow keys to select Apply Changes, and press Enter.

    The system displays "The operation has been performed successfully."

  3. Click OK.

    On the Drive Management screen, JBOD is automatically configured for all the Ugood drives, as shown in Figure 8-203.

    Figure 8-203 Drive Management

    To change a drive in JBOD mode to the Ugood state, select the drive and press Enter. Then, choose Make Unconfigured Good from Select operation and press Go, as shown in Figure 8-204.

    Figure 8-204 Select operation

Virtual Drive Management

This screen allows you to view and manage virtual drives.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-205 shows the Virtual Drive Management screen that lists the virtual drives.

Figure 8-205 Virtual Drive List

Select a virtual drive and press Enter. The drive detail screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-206. Table 8-67 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 8-206 Virtual Drive Management
Table 8-67 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Operation

Operations available:

  • Start Locate: locates all member drives of the virtual drive.
  • Stop Locate: stops locating the member drives of the virtual drive.
  • Delete Virtual Drive: deletes the virtual drive.
  • Expand Virtual Drive: expands the virtual drive capacity.
  • Reconfigure Virtual Drives: reconfigures the virtual drive.
  • Hide/Unhide Virtual Drive: hides or shows the virtual drive.
  • Hide/Unhide Drive Group: hides or shows the drive group.
  • Fast Initialization: performs fast initialization of the virtual drive.
  • Slow Initialization: performs slow initialization of the virtual drive.
  • Check Consistency: performs consistency check.
  • Virtual Drive Erase: formats the virtual drive.

Name

Name of the virtual drive.

Raid Level

RAID level of the virtual drive.

Status

Current running status of the virtual drive.

Size

Capacity of the virtual drive.

View Associated Drives

Displays member drive properties.

Advanced...

Displays advanced properties of the virtual drive.

Expanding the Virtual Drive Capacity

  1. Set Operation to Expand Virtual Drive.
  2. Select Go and press Enter.

    The virtual drive capacity expansion screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-207 and Figure 8-208. Table 8-68 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-207 Expand Virtual Drive (1)
    Figure 8-208 Expand Virtual Drive (2)
    Table 8-68 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Current Capacity

    Current capacity of the virtual drive.

    Available Capacity

    Capacity that can be used for expansion.

    Enter a Percentage of Available Capacity

    Capacity expansion percentage.

    Capacity of Virtual Drive after Expansion

    Virtual drive capacity after expansion.

  3. Set the expansion percentage.
  4. Select OK and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  5. Press Enter to finish the configuration and return to the previous screen.

Viewing Member Drive Properties

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-206, select View Associated Drives and press Enter.

    The member drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-209.

    Figure 8-209 View Associated Drives

  2. Select the member drive to be viewed and set its status to Enabled.
  3. Select View Drive Properties and press Enter.

    The drive properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-210. Table 8-69 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-210 View Drive Properties
    Table 8-69 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Operation

    Operations that can be performed on the member drive.

    • Start Locate: locates the hard drive.
    • Stop Locate: stops locating the hard drive.
    • Place Drive Offline/Online: makes the hard drive online/offline.

    Drive ID

    ID of the member drive.

    Status

    Current operating status of the member drive.

    Size

    Capacity of the member drive.

    Type

    Type of the member drive.

    Model

    Model of the virtual drive.

    Hardware Vendor

    Vendor of the virtual drive.

    Associated Virtual Drive

    Virtual drive to which the member drive belongs.

    Advanced...

    Advanced member drive properties.

Viewing and Modifying Advanced Properties of the Member Drive

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 8-206, select Advanced and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 8-211 is displayed. Table 8-70 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-211 Advanced

    Table 8-70 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Parity Size

    Parity block size.

    Logical Sector Size

    Logical sector size.

    Segment Size

    Strip size.

    Starting Logical Block Addressing

    Start address of logical units.

    Protected

    Support for drive protection.

    Bad Blocks

    Support for bad block processing.

    SSD Caching

    Support for SSD caching.

    Access

    Support for access.

    Current Write Cache Policy

    Current write caching policy. The write policy of virtual drives varies with the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card.

    • If the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card is 4.270.00-4382 or earlier, the following write policies are supported:
      • Write Back: Once all data in the cache is received, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
      • Write Through: Once the drive subsystem receives all data, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
      • Write Back with BBU: The controller card automatically switches to the Write Through mode when the controller card has no Battery Backup Unit (BBU), the BBU is on charge or discharge, the BBU is faulty, or the Pinned/Preserved cache reaches 50% of the physical cache. It is recommended that you set the write policy to this mode.
    • If the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 RAID controller card is 4.650.00-6121 or later, the following write policies are supported:
      • Write Back: The controller card automatically switches to the Write Through mode when the controller card has no Battery Backup Unit (BBU), the BBU is on charge or discharge, the BBU is faulty, or the Pinned/Preserved cache reaches 50% of the physical cache. It is recommended that you set the write policy to this mode.
      • Write Through: Once the drive subsystem receives all data, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
      • Always Write Back: Once all data in the cache is received, the controller card notifies the host that data transmission is complete.
    NOTE:

    In Always Write Back mode, DDR write data of the controller card will be lost if the supercapacitor is not installed or being charged. This mode is not recommended.

    Default Write Cache Policy

    Default write caching policy.

    Disable Background Initialization

    Specifies whether background initialization is disabled.

    Read Cache Policy

    Current read caching policy.

    • No Read Ahead: disables the Read Ahead function.
    • Read Ahead: enables the Read Ahead function. The RAID controller card prefetches sequential data or data to be used and stores it in the cache.

    Drive Cache

    Specifies whether caching is supported.

    Input/Output

    Read policy.

    • Direct: Data is read directly from hard drives instead of from cache.
    • Cached: Data is read from cache.

  2. Set the Advanced parameters described in Table 8-70.
  3. Select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Press Enter to complete configuration.

Drive Management

This screen allows you to view the basic properties of a hard drive and perform operations on the hard drive.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-212 shows the Drive Management screen, which lists the hard drives.

Figure 8-212 Drive List

The hard drive information is described as follows:

  • 1 indicates the port number of the RAID controller card. Drive C0/Drive Port A indicates Port A and Drive C1/Drive Port B indicates Port B.
  • 2 indicates the position of the enclosure or backplane.
  • 3 indicates the slot number of the hard drive.
  • 4 indicates the type of the hard drive.
  • 5 indicates the capacity of the hard drive.
  • 6 indicates the status of the hard drive.
  • 7 indicates the sector size of the hard drive.

Select a hard drive and press Enter. The drive detail screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-213. Table 8-71 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 8-213 Drive Management

Table 8-71 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Operation

Options available:

  • Start Locate: locates the hard drive.
  • Stop Locate: stops locating the hard drive.
  • Initialize Drive: initializes the hard drive.
  • Drive Erase: Options for safe data erasure:
    • Simple: wiped once.
    • Normal: wiped three times.
    • Thorough: wiped nine times.
    • Stop Erase: stops data erasure.
  • Make Unconfigured Good/Bad: changes the hard drive status.
  • Make JBOD: Uses a hard drive directly without adding it to any RAID.
  • Assign Global Hot Spare Drive: sets the hard drive as a global hot spare drive.
  • Assign Dedicated Hot Spare Drive: sets the hard drive as a dedicated hot spare drive.
  • Unassign Hot Spare Drive: deletes the hot spare drive.
NOTE:

If all hard drives are set to the JBOD mode, the Make JBOD option is unavailable. If all hard drives are set to Unconfigured Good, the Make Unconfigured Good option is unavailable.

Drive ID

ID of the hard drive.

Status

Current operating status of the hard drive.

Size

Capacity of the hard drive.

Type

Type of the hard drive.

Model

Model of the hard drive.

Hardware Vendor

Vendor of the hard drive.

Associated Virtual Drive

Virtual drive to which the hard drive belongs.

Advanced...

Advanced properties of the hard drive.

Configuring a Global Hot Spare Drive

  1. Set Operation to Assign Global Hot Spare Drive.
  2. Select Go and press Enter.

    A confirmation screen is displayed.

  3. Set Confirm to Enable.
  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  5. Press Enter to finish the configuration and return to the previous screen.

Configuring a Dedicated Hot Spare Drive

  1. Set Operation to Assign Dedicated Hot Spare Drive.
  2. Select Go and press Enter.

    The virtual drive list is displayed.

  3. Select the virtual drive to be associated and press Enter.
  4. Select Enabled and press Enter.
  5. Select OK and press Enter.

    A confirmation screen is displayed.

  6. Set Confirm to Enable.
  7. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  8. Press Enter to finish the configuration and return to the previous screen.

Safely Erasing Data from a Hard Drive

  1. Set Operation to Drive Erase.
  2. Select Erase Mode and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 8-214 is displayed.

    Figure 8-214 Selecting the erase type

  3. Select the erase type and press Enter.
  4. Select Go and press Enter.

    A confirmation screen is displayed.

  5. Select Confirm and press Enter.
  6. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The system displays a message indicating that the operation is successful.

Setting the Hard Drive in Unconfigured Good State to JBOD

  1. Enable the pass-through feature. For details, see Configuring JBOD Mode.
  2. On the screen shown in Figure 8-212, select the hard drive to be set and press Enter.

    The operation screen is displayed.

  3. Set Operation to Make JBOD.
  4. Select Go and press Enter.

    The system displays a message indicating that the operation is successful.

Checking the Hard Drive Erasing Process

On the screen shown in Figure 8-212, select the hard drive to be viewed and press Enter.

The erasing process of the hard drive is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-215.

Figure 8-215 Hard disk erasing process

Viewing Hard Drive Properties

  1. Select Advanced and press Enter.

    The drive properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-216. Table 8-72 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 8-216 Drive Properties

    Table 8-72 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Certified

    Certification status of the hard drive.

    Logical Sector Size

    Size of a logical sector.

    Physical Sector Size

    Size of a physical sector.

    SMART Status

    Specifies whether the SMART function is enabled.

    Revision

    Hard drive firmware version.

    Media Error

    Number of media errors.

    Predicted Fail Count

    Number of predictive failures.

    SAS Address

    SAS hard drive address.

    Drive Power State

    Power status of the hard drive.

    Emergency Spare

    Specifies whether emergency sparing is supported, that is, whether idle drives and hot spare drives can be used as backup drives.

    Commissioned Hot Spare

    Specifies whether the hard drive is assigned to a RAID array as a hot spare drive.

    Cache Setting

    Specifies whether cache setting is supported.

    Available Size

    Available space of the hard drive.

    Used Space

    Used space of the hard drive.

    Disk Protocol

    Protocol supported by the hard drive.

    Negotiated Drive Transfer Speed

    Data transmission rate of the hard drive.

    Number of Connections

    Number of connectors.

    FDE Capable

    Specifies whether the hard drive supports the Full Disk Encryption (FDE) technology.

    Protection Capable

    Specifies whether the hard drive supports data protection.

    Temperature

    Hard drive temperature.

Hardware Components

This screen provides sensor information about the controller card.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-217 shows the Hardware Components screen. Table 8-73 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 8-217 Hardware Components

Table 8-73 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Temperature Sensors

Current temperature sensor status.

Fans

Current fan module status.

Power Supplies

Current power module status.

Advanced...

Displays more information.

Viewing Advanced Sensor Information

  1. Select Advanced and press Enter.
  2. Select Enclosure Management and press Enter.

    The component selection screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 8-218.

    Figure 8-218 Selecting a component

  3. Select Select Enclosure and press Enter.
  4. Select a component and press Enter.
  5. Select View Enclosure Status and press Enter.

    The sensor details are displayed, as shown in Figure 8-219.

    Figure 8-219 Sensor details

  6. Under TEMPERATUR SENSOR, use Select Temperature Sensor to select a temperature sensor.

    Temperature Sensor Status shows the status of the selected sensor.

  7. Under FAN, use Select Fan to select a fan sensor.

    Fan Status shows the status of the selected sensor.

  8. Under POWER SUPPLY, use Select Power Supply to select a power sensor.

    Power Supply Status shows the status of the selected sensor.

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