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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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Expanding the Available Space of a Virtual Drive

Expanding the Available Space of a Virtual Drive


If a virtual drive does not occupy the entire capacity of all its member hard drives, you can expand the virtual drive capacity by adjusting the available virtual drive space.


  1. Back up data and access the Configuration Utility main screen. For details, see Logging In to the Configuration Utility.
  2. Access the Virtual Drive Management screen.

    1. On the main screen, select Main Menu and press Enter.
    2. Select Virtual Drive Management and press Enter.
    3. Select a virtual drive and press Enter.

      The basic information about the virtual drive is displayed.

      Figure 8-96 Virtual Drive Management

  3. Expand 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 8-97 and Figure 8-98. Table 8-31 describes the parameters on the screen.

      Figure 8-97 Expand Virtual Drive (1)
      Figure 8-98 Expand Virtual Drive (2)
      Table 8-31 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 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.

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