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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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Downloading and Installing the RAID Controller Card Driver

Downloading and Installing the RAID Controller Card Driver

Querying the Version Mapping Between the RAID Controller Card Driver and the OS

  1. Log in to the Huawei Enterprise support website.
  2. Choose Technical Support > Product Support > Server - Intelligent Computing > Management Software > FusionServer iDriver.
  3. Click the Software Downloads tab.
  4. Select the latest version.
  5. Download the driver version mapping table under the Release Documentation area.

    You can obtain the RAID controller card driver version matching the OS.

Downloading the RAID Controller Card Driver

Download the RAID controller card driver as follows:

  1. Open Intelligent Computing Compatibility Checker.
  2. Select the server series name.
  3. On the Search Parts tab, select the product model, select RAID Controller Card from Part Type, and click Search.

    The RAID controller cards supported by the server are displayed, as shown in Figure A-16.

    Figure A-16 RAID controller card list

  4. Click Link in the Drivers column.

    The server version list is displayed.

  5. Select the version.

    The software packages used by the server are displayed.

  6. Download the OS driver package.

    Decompress the OS driver package. You can obtain the RAID controller card driver.

    The drivers of the following formats are available:

    • .img: Used to install the RAID controller card driver during the OS installation process.
    • .iso: Used to install the RAID controller card driver after the OS is installed. Two types of .iso files are available:
    • .iso file: a single RAID controller card driver package.
    • onboard_driver_xxx.iso: a package containing all the board drivers supported by the server.

Determining the Driver Installation Method

  1. Open Intelligent Computing Compatibility Checker.
  2. Select the server series name.
  3. On the Search OSs tab, select the product model and click Search.
  4. Open the OS compatibility list and obtain the method of installing the RAID controller card driver.
    • If the OS is installed during the configuration of xx card, the OS integrates the XX card driver. You do not need to install the card driver separately. After the OS is installed, upgrade the RAID controller card driver using the .iso file if required.
    • If the XX driver needs to be loaded during the configuration of the XX card, use the .img file to install the RAID controller card driver during the OS installation.
    • If an installation source needs to be prepared, make separate OS and RAID controller card driver installation source files for simultaneous installation of the OS and RAID controller card driver.
Figure A-17 RAID controller card installation methods

Installing the RAID Controller Card Driver

For details about how to install the RAID controller card driver:

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Updated: 2019-11-01

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