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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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Configure Menu

Configure Menu

The Configure menu allows you to configure RAID arrays and set boot drives.

Screen Introduction

Figure 9-61 shows the Configure menu.

Figure 9-61 Configure menu

Table 9-14 describes the operation options on the menu.

Table 9-14 Operations

Operation

Description

Easy Configuration

This is a fast creation mode. In this mode, the existing RAID configuration data on hard drives is not deleted during RAID creation, but the RAID storage capacity cannot be configured.

New Configuration

This is a common creation mode. In this mode, the existing RAID configuration data on hard drives is deleted during RAID creation, and the RAID storage capacity can be configured.

View/Add Configuration

This creation mode does not affect the existing RAID configuration data, and the RAID storage capacity can be configured.

Clear Configuration

Deletes RAID configurations.

Select Boot Drive

Sets the boot drive.

Easy Configuration Menu

The Easy Configuration menu helps you quickly create a RAID array. In this mode, the existing data on hard drives is not deleted during RAID creation, and the RAID storage capacity cannot be configured.

Creating a RAID Array

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Configure > Easy Configuration, and press Enter.

    The hard drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-62.

    The ONLINE state indicates that the hard drive already has a RAID configuration. READY indicates that the hard drive is idle.

    Figure 9-62 Hard drive list

  2. Select hard drives.

    Use and to select hard drives to be added to a RAID array, and perform either of the following:

    • Press the space bar to confirm selection of a drive in the READY state.
    • Press Enter to confirm selection of a drive in the ONLINE state. The remaining space of the drive will be used for RAID configuration.

  3. Press F10.

    The ARRAY SELECTION MENU screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-63.

    A-0 is an array made up of the remaining RAID space. A-1 is an array made of the selected hard drives.

    Figure 9-63 Select an array

  4. Press the space bar to select an array, such as A-1, and press F10.

    The RAID array properties are displayed, as shown in Figure 9-64.

    Figure 9-64 RAID array properties

  5. Set RAID array properties.

    Use and to select a property and press Enter to set the value.

    Table 9-15 describes the parameters on the screen shown in Figure 9-64.

    Table 9-15 RAID array properties

    Parameter

    Operation and Description

    RAID

    Automatically configured RAID level.

    Units

    Automatically configured storage capacity unit.

    Size

    RAID array storage capacity.

    DWC (Disk Write Cache)

    Indicates whether DWC of the member drives is enabled.

    It is disabled by default.

    Select DWC and press Enter to set this parameter.

    RA (Read Ahead)

    Indicates whether the Read Ahead (RA) mode is enabled.

    It is enabled by default.

    Select RA and press Enter to set this parameter.

    SPAN

    Indicates whether subsets are included.

    This parameter is valid only for RAID 10.

  6. After the configuration, select Accept and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  7. Select Yes and press Enter to save the configuration.

New Configuration Menu

The New Configuration menu is the most commonly used menu for creating a RAID array. During the creation, data on the hard drives is deleted, and the storage capacity is configurable.

Creating a RAID Array

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Configure > New Configuration.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-65.

    Figure 9-65 Proceeding to RAID array creation

  2. Use and to select Yes and press Enter.

    The hard drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-66.

    Figure 9-66 Hard drive list

  3. Use and to select hard drives to be added to the RAID array and press the space bar to change the drive status from READY to ONLINE, as shown in Figure 9-67.

    You can select an idle hard drive and press F4 to configure the hard drive as a hot spare drive.

    Figure 9-67 Selected hard drive

  4. Press Enter.

    The drive array selection screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-68.

    Figure 9-68 Selecting a drive array

  5. Press the space bar to select the drive array to be configured, as shown in Figure 9-69.

    Figure 9-69 Selected array

  6. Press F10 to save the configuration.

    The RAID array properties are displayed, as shown in Figure 9-70.

    Figure 9-70 RAID array properties

  7. Set RAID array properties.

    Use and to select a property and press Enter to set the value. Table 9-16 describes the RAID array properties.

    Table 9-16 RAID array properties

    Parameter

    Operation and Description

    RAID

    Select RAID and press Enter to display the available RAID levels.

    For details about the number of hard drives supported by different RAID levels, see Table 9-2.

    Units

    Select Units and press Enter to set the storage capacity unit. The unit can be MB, GB, or TB.

    Size

    Select Size and press Enter to set the RAID storage capacity.

    NOTE:

    The size of a RAID 10 array is automatically generated and cannot be configured.

    DWC (Disk Write Cache)

    Indicates whether DWC is enabled for member drives. It is disabled by default.

    Select DWC and press Enter to set this parameter.

    RA (Read Ahead)

    Indicates whether the Read Ahead (RA) mode is enabled. It is enabled by default.

    Select RA and press Enter to set this parameter.

    SPAN

    Indicates whether spans are included. This parameter is valid only for RAID 10.

  8. After the configuration, select Accept and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 9-67 is displayed.

  9. Press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-71.

    The Virtual Drive(s) Configured pane displays the RAID configuration. Determine whether to save the configuration based on the displayed information.

    Figure 9-71 Confirming the configuration

  10. Select Yes and press Enter.
  11. Press Esc to return to the Configuration Utility main screen.

View/Add Configuration Menu

The View/Add Configuration menu allows you to create a RAID array and set the array capacity without affecting the existing RAID arrays.

The creation method is similar to that of the Easy Configuration menu. For details, see Easy Configuration Menu.

Clear Configuration Menu

The Clear Configuration menu allows you to delete all RAID arrays.

Thorough Deletion

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Configure > Clear Configuration and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select Yes and press Enter to delete all RAID configurations.
  3. Press Esc to exit the configuration menu.

Select Boot Drive Menu

The Select Boot Drive menu allows you to set the boot drive.

Screen Introduction

After Select Boot Drive is selected, the boot drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-72.

Figure 9-72 Boot drive list

Setting the Boot Drive

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Configure > Select Boot Drive and press Enter.

    The boot drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a drive and press Enter.

    When the configuration is complete, "Boot Drive Information Is Saved" is displayed.

  3. Press Esc to exit the drive list.
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