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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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RAID Properties Menu

RAID Properties Menu

This menu allows you to add or delete hot spare drives, and activate, delete, or expand a RAID array.

If the number of RAID arrays created reaches the maximum, the Figure 6-69 screen is displayed after you select RAID Properties on the Adapter Properties screen and press Enter.

Figure 6-69 Select New Volume Type screen

Table 6-17 describes the operations on the screen.

Table 6-17 Operation description

Operation

Description

View Existing Volume

This menu allows you to add or delete hot spare drives, perform consistency checks, and activate, delete, or expand a RAID array.

This option is available only when RAID arrays have been created for the LSI SAS3008.

Create RAID 1 Volume

Creates a RAID 1 array.

Create RAID 1E/10 Volume

Creates a RAID 1E or 10 array.

Create RAID 0 Volume

Creates a RAID 0 array.

View Existing Volume Menu

This menu allows you to add or delete hot spare drives, perform consistency checks, and activate, delete, or expand a RAID array.

Screen Overview

Figure 6-70 shows the View Volume screen.

Figure 6-70 View Volume screen

If the LSI SAS3008IR has more than one RAID array, press Alt+N to view information about other RAID arrays.

Table 6-18 describes the parameters on the screen.

Table 6-18 Parameters

Parameter

Description

Volume

Number of the RAID array. The LSI SAS3008IR supports up to two RAID arrays.

Identifier

RAID array name.

Type

RAID array level.

Size

RAID array capacity.

Status

RAID array status.

Task

Task of the RAID array.

None indicates that the RAID array does not have running tasks in the background.

Slot Num

Slot number of a hard drive.

Device Identifier

Hard drive name.

RAID Disk

Indicates whether the hard drive is a member of the RAID array.

  • Yes: The hard drive is a member of the RAID array.
  • No: The hard drive is not a member of the RAID array.

Hot Spr

Indicates whether the drive is a hot spare drive.

  • Yes: The hard drive is a global hot spare drive.
  • No: The hard drive is not a global hot spare drive.

Drive Status

Drive status.

Pred Fail

Indicates whether the hard drive is to be identified as failed by the controller card.

  • Yes: The hard drive is to be identified as failed by the RAID controller card and you need to replace it.
  • No: The hard drive is working properly.

Disk Size

Hard drive capacity.

Turning On Hard Drive Indicators

  1. Select Volume and press Enter.

    The hard drive indicators are on.

Adding or Deleting a Hot Spare Drive

  1. Select Manage Volume and press Enter.

    The Manage Volume screen is displayed.

    Figure 6-71 Manage Volume screen

  2. Select Manage Hot Spares and press Enter.

    The Manage Hot Spares screen is displayed.

  3. Add or delete a hot spare drive.

    Data on the hard drives to be added to the RAID array will be lost.

    Press -, +, or the space bar to specify whether to add or delete a hard drive, as shown in Figure 6-72.

    • Yes indicates that the hard drive is a global hot spare drive.
    • No indicates that the hard drive is not a global hot spare drive.
    Figure 6-72 Configuring hot spare drives

  4. Press C.

    The hot spare drive configuration update screen is displayed.

  5. Select Save changes then exit this menu and press Enter.

    RAID array creation takes about 1 minute, during which the Configuration Utility is in the suspended state. Do not perform any other operations during this period.

    After the configuration is complete, the Figure 6-71 screen is displayed.

Checking Consistency

  1. Select Manage Volume and press Enter.

    The Manage Volume screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-71.

  2. Select Consistency Check and press Enter.

    The Consistency Check screen is displayed.

  3. Select an operation as required.

    • Press Y to start a consistency check.

      After the consistency check is complete, the Figure 6-71 screen is displayed.

    • Press N to quit.

      The Figure 6-71 screen is displayed.

Activating a RAID Configuration

  1. Select Manage Volume and press Enter.

    The Manage Volume screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-71.

  2. Select Activate Volume and press Enter.
  3. Select an operation as required.

    • Press Y to activate the RAID configuration.

      After the RAID configuration is activated, the Figure 6-10 screen is displayed.

    • Press N to quit.

      The Figure 6-71 screen is displayed.

Deleting a RAID Array

A configured RAID array or foreign RAID array can be deleted using the following method.

  1. Select Manage Volume and press Enter.

    The Manage Volume screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-71.

  2. Select Delete Volume and press Enter.

    The Delete Volume screen is displayed.

  3. Select an operation as required.

    • Press Y to delete the RAID array.

      After the RAID array is deleted, the Figure 6-10 screen is displayed.

      Data on the RAID array will also be deleted.

    • Press N to quit.

      The Figure 6-71 screen is displayed.

Expanding RAID Array Capacity

Expand RAID array capacity.

  • The LSI SAS3008IR RAID controller card supports only capacity expansion of RAID 1.
  • Before the expansion, check that the online capacity expansion function is enabled for the firmware of the LSI SAS3008IR RAID controller card.
  • Before the expansion, prepare two hard drives of the same capacity. Ensure that the two drives use the same storage media as those in RAID 1 and have a greater capacity.
  1. Remove one member drive from RAID 1.
  2. Insert a spare hard drive with large capacity into the vacant slot.
  3. Check the rebuild result of RAID 1.

    Use one of the following methods to check the rebuild progress:

    • On the sas3ircu CLI, run the sas3ircu controllerid status command.
    • Check the hard drive indicator status. When the yellow and green indicators are blinking at the same time, the rebuild is under way. When the yellow indicator stops blinking, the rebuild is complete.
    • Log in to the iBMC WebUI and check whether the In Failed Array alarm is cleared.

  4. Repeat the preceding steps to replace the other member drive in RAID 1.
  5. After the data rebuild in RAID 1 is complete, select Manage Volume and press Enter.

    The Manage Volume screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-73.

    Figure 6-73 Manage Volume

  6. Select Online Capacity Expansion and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  7. Press Y.

    The RAID array capacity expansion starts.

    Check the capacity expansion result.

  8. Check the capacity expansion result on the Manage Volume screen. If the value of Status is Optimal and the value of Size is the capacity of the RAID array of the two larger hard drives, the capacity expansion is successful.

Create RAID 1 Volume Menu

This menu allows you to create a RAID 1 array.

Screen Overview

Figure 6-74 shows the Create New Volume screen.

Figure 6-74 Create New Volume screen

Table 6-19 describes the parameters on the screen.

Table 6-19 Parameters

Parameter

Description

Volume Type

RAID level.

Volume Size

RAID array capacity.

Slot Num

Slot number of a hard drive.

Device Identifier

Hard drive name.

RAID Disk

Indicates whether the hard drive is a member of the RAID array.

  • Yes: The hard drive is a member of the RAID array.
  • No: The hard drive is not a member of the RAID array.

Drive Status

Hard drive status.

If the status displays Inc RAID, it indicates that the hard drive does not support the SMART or SATA expansion command. You are advised to replace the hard drive or link.

Pred Fail

Indicates whether the hard drive is to be identified as failed by the controller card.

  • Yes: The hard drive is to be identified as failed by the RAID controller card and you need to replace it.
  • No: The hard drive is working properly.

Disk Size

Hard drive capacity.

Creating a RAID 1 Array

  1. Add hard drives to the RAID array.

    • Data on the hard drives to be added to the RAID array will be lost.
    • Hard drives in the same RAID array must be of the same type and specifications.

    Press -, +, or the space bar to specify whether to add a hard drive to the RAID array, as shown in Figure 6-75.

    In the RAID Disk column:

    • Yes indicates that the hard drive will be added to the RAID array.
    • No indicates that the hard drive will not be added to the RAID array.
    • The first added hard drive is the primary drive, and the other added hard drives are secondary drives. The secondary drives synchronize data from the primary drive.
    • To facilitate identification of the positions of primary and secondary drives in future maintenance, add the hard drives in ascending order of slot numbers.
    Figure 6-75 Adding hard drives

  2. Press C.

    The RAID array creation confirmation screen is displayed.

  3. Select Save changes then exit this menu and press Enter.

    RAID array creation takes about 1 minute, during which the Configuration Utility is in the suspended state. Do not perform any other operations during this period.

    After the configuration is complete, the Figure 6-10 screen is displayed.

Create RAID 1E/10 Volume Menu

This menu allows you to create a RAID 1E or 10 array.

Screen Overview

On the Select New Volume Type screen, select Create RAID 1E/10 Volume and press Enter.

The Create New Volume screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-76.

Figure 6-76 Create New Volume screen

Table 6-20 describes the parameters on the screen.

Table 6-20 Parameters

Parameter

Description

Volume Type

RAID level.

Volume Size

RAID array capacity.

Slot Num

Slot number of a hard drive.

Device Identifier

Hard drive name.

RAID Disk

Indicates whether the hard drive is a member of the RAID array.

  • Yes: The hard drive is a member of the RAID array.
  • No: The hard drive is not a member of the RAID array.

Drive Status

Hard drive status.

If the status displays Inc RAID, it indicates that the hard drive does not support the SMART or SATA expansion command. You are advised to replace the hard drive or link.

Pred Fail

Indicates whether the hard drive is to be identified as failed by the controller card.

  • Yes: The hard drive is to be identified as failed by the RAID controller card and you need to replace it.
  • No: The hard drive is working properly.

Disk Size

Hard drive capacity.

Creating a RAID 1E or 10 Array

  1. Add hard drives to the RAID array.

    • Data on the hard drives to be added to the RAID array will be lost.
    • Hard drives in the same RAID array must be of the same type and specifications.

    Press -, +, or the space bar to specify whether to add a hard drive to the RAID array, as shown in Figure 6-77.

    In the RAID Disk column:

    • Yes indicates that the hard drive will be added to the RAID array.
    • No indicates that the hard drive will not be added to the RAID array.
    Figure 6-77 Adding hard drives

  2. Press C.

    The RAID array creation confirmation screen is displayed.

  3. Select Save changes then exit this menu and press Enter.

    RAID array creation takes about 1 minute, during which the Configuration Utility is in the suspended state. Do not perform any other operations during this period.

    After the configuration is complete, the Figure 6-10 screen is displayed.

Create RAID 0 Volume Menu

This menu allows you to create a RAID 0 array.

Screen Overview

On the Select New Volume Type screen, select Create RAID 0 Volume and press Enter.

The Create New Volume screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-78.

Figure 6-78 Create New Volume screen

Table 6-21 describes the parameters on the screen.

Table 6-21 Parameters

Parameter

Description

Volume Type

RAID level.

Volume Size

RAID array capacity.

Slot Num

Slot number of a hard drive.

Device Identifier

Hard drive name.

RAID Disk

Indicates whether the hard drive is a member of the RAID array.

  • Yes: The hard drive is a member of the RAID array.
  • No: The hard drive is not a member of the RAID array.

Drive Status

Hard drive status.

If the status displays Inc RAID, it indicates that the hard drive does not support the SMART or SATA expansion command. You are advised to replace the hard drive or link.

Pred Fail

Indicates whether the hard drive is to be identified as failed by the controller card.

  • Yes: The hard drive is to be identified as failed by the RAID controller card and you need to replace it.
  • No: The hard drive is working properly.

Disk Size

Hard drive capacity.

Creating a RAID 0 Array

  1. Add hard drives to the RAID array.

    • Data on the hard drives to be added to the RAID array will be lost.
    • Hard drives in the same RAID array must be of the same type and specifications.

    Press -, +, or the space bar to specify whether to add a hard drive to the RAID array, as shown in Figure 6-79.

    In the RAID Disk column:

    • Yes indicates that the hard drive will be added to the RAID array.
    • No indicates that the hard drive will not be added to the RAID array.
    Figure 6-79 Adding hard drives

  2. Press C.

    The RAID array creation confirmation screen is displayed.

  3. Select Save changes then exit this menu and press Enter.

    RAID array creation takes about 1 minute, during which the Configuration Utility is in the suspended state. Do not perform any other operations during this period.

    After the configuration is complete, the Figure 6-10 screen is displayed.

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