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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 a Hot Spare Drive

Configuring a Hot Spare Drive


The LSI SoftRAID Configuration Utility provides two configuration scenarios:

  • Configure a hot spare drive during RAID array creation.
  • Configure a hot spare drive after a RAID array is created. For details, see the following steps.



  • An idle hard drive can be configured as a hot spare drive. However, a member drive of a RAID array cannot be configured as a hot spare drive.
  • A hot spare drive must be a SATA HDD or SSD, and its capacity cannot be less than that of the smallest member drive in the RAID array.


Data preparation is not required for this operation.


  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 > Physical Drive.

    The hard drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-42.

    Figure 9-42 Hard drive list

  3. Use and to select a hard drive in READY state and press Enter.

    The hard drive operation menu is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-43. Table 9-8 describes the operations.

    Figure 9-43 Operations for a hard drive
    Table 9-8 Operations for a physical drive



    Make Hot Spare

    Configures the hard drive as a global hot spare drive.

    Force Online

    Forcibly makes the failed hard drive online.

    Change Drv State

    Changes the hard drive status.

    Drive Properties

    Displays hard drive properties, including the hard drive type, storage space, asset serial number, version, and rate.

  4. Select Make Hot Spare and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  5. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The hard drive status is changed to HOTSP.

    Figure 9-44 Configured hard drive

  6. Press Esc to exit the hard drive list.
  7. Press Esc to exit the Objects menu.
  8. Press Esc to exit the Configuration Utility main screen.
  9. Restart the server.

Additional Information

Related Tasks

To delete a global hot spare drive, see Deleting a Hot Spare Drive.

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Updated: 2019-11-01

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