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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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Logging In to the Configuration Utility

Logging In to the Configuration Utility

Scenarios

This section describes how to log in to the Configuration Utility main screen of the LSI SoftRAID.

The LSI SoftRAID Configuration Utility runs independently from the operating system and allows you to configure and manage LSI SoftRAID in an easy way.

Impact on the System

Before accessing the Configuration Utility main screen, you need to restart the server, which will interrupt services running on the server.

Prerequisites

Conditions

On the BIOS, the controller card working mode is set to RAID.

The operation varies with the processor used.

  • On the Romley platform, choose Advanced > IDE Configuration, and set HDC Configure As to RAID.
  • On the Grantley platform, two SoftRAID controllers are available. Configure either of them as required.
    • Choose Advanced > PCH SATA Configuration, and set HDC Configure As to RAID.
    • Choose Advanced > PCH sSATA Configuration, and set HDC Configure As to RAID.
    • On the Grantley platform of an X6800 server, only PCH SATA Configuration is available.
    • By default, SoftRAID can identify only one of the PCH SATA and PCH sSATA controllers. The PCH SATA controller manages hard drives in slots 4 to 7. The PCH sSATA controller manages hard drives in slots 0 to 3.

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure

  1. Log in to the server through a remote virtual console.
  2. Restart the server.

    On the remote console shown in Figure 9-58, click Forced System Reset.

    Figure 9-58 Restarting a server

  3. During server startup, press CTRL+M when prompted.

    The Configuration Utility main screen with the management menu is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-60. Table 9-13 describes the menu items.

    • If "SAS/SATA RAID key is Detected" shown in Figure 9-59 is displayed during server startup, a RAID key has been imported, and LSI SoftRAID supports RAID 0, 1, 10 and 5.
    • If a RAID key is not configured, LSI SoftRAID supports only RAID 0, 1, and 10.
    Figure 9-59 Startup screen

    Figure 9-60 LSI SoftRAID Configuration Utility main screen

    Table 9-13 describes the menus.

    Table 9-13 Management menu items

    Menu Item

    Function

    Configure

    Configures a RAID array.

    Initialize

    Initializes a RAID array.

    Objects

    Allows you to view and modify properties of a RAID controller card and virtual or physical drives.

    Rebuild

    Rebuilds RAID data on a drive that replaces a failed drive.

    Check Consistency

    Performs a consistency check for a RAID array.

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Updated: 2019-11-01

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