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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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Configuring RAID Array Properties

Configuring RAID Array Properties

Scenarios

View and modify RAID array (virtual drive) properties as required.

Procedure

  1. Access the Configuration Utility main screen. For details, see Logging In to the Configuration Utility.
  2. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Virtual Drive and press Enter.

    The virtual drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-49.

    Figure 9-49 Selecting a virtual drive

  3. Select the virtual drive to be queried or configured and press Enter.

    The virtual drive operation menu is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-50.

    Figure 9-50 Virtual drive operation menu

  4. Use and to select View/Update Parameters and press Enter.

    The virtual drive property screen is displayed, showing RAID array properties, as shown in Figure 9-51.

    Figure 9-51 Virtual drive properties

  5. Set virtual drive properties.

    Use and to select a property and press Enter to set the value. Table 9-11 describes the virtual drive properties.

    Table 9-11 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    RAID

    RAID level of a virtual drive.

    Size

    Storage capacity of a virtual drive.

    Stripe Size

    Size of the data stripe on each member drive. The default value is 64 KB.

    #Stripe

    Number of stripes on a virtual drive.

    State

    Virtual drive status, which can be any of the following:

    • Optimal: The virtual drive is running properly, and all member drives are in the Online state.
    • Degraded: The virtual drive is running abnormally, and a member drive is faulty or offline.
    • Failed: The virtual drive is faulty and cannot run properly.
    • Offline: The virtual drive is not enabled.

    Spans

    Number of drive arrays on a virtual drive.

    The value is 1 for RAID 0, 1, and 5, and 2 or 3 for RAID 10.

    Disk WC

    Specifies whether drive write cache (DWC) is enabled for member drives.

    Read Ahead

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

  6. Press Esc to exit the virtual drive property screen.
  7. Press Esc to exit the virtual drive selection screen.
  8. Press Esc to exit the Configuration Utility main screen.
  9. Restart the server.
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Updated: 2019-11-01

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