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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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Drive States

Drive States

Table 3-1 describes the states of physical drives managed by the RAID controller card.

Table 3-1 Physical drive states




The drive is a member drive of a virtual drive. It is online and is working properly.

Unconfigured Good

The drive is in a normal state but is not a member drive or hot spare drive of a virtual drive.

Hot Spare

The drive is configured as a hot spare drive.


When an unrecoverable error occurs on a drive in the Online or Hot Spare state, the drive enters the Failed state.


Data is being rebuilt for the drive to ensure data redundancy and integrity for the virtual drive.

Unconfigured Bad

When an unrecoverable error occurs on a drive in the Unconfigured Good or uninitialized state, the drive enters the Unconfigured Bad state.


When a drive in the Online state is removed, the drive enters the Missing state.


The drive is a member drive of a virtual drive. It is offline and cannot work properly.

Shield State

This is a temporary state when a physical drive is being diagnosed.


A new drive is replacing a failed member drive.

Partial Degraded

If the number of faulty or offline physical drives in a RAID array does not exceed the maximum number of faulty drives supported by the RAID array, the RAID array will be displayed as partially degraded.

Table 3-2 describes the states of virtual drives created under the RAID controller card.

Table 3-2 Virtual drive states




The virtual drive is in a sound state, and all member drives are online.


The virtual drive is abnormal, and certain member drives are faulty or offline.


The virtual drive is faulty.

Updated: 2019-11-01

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