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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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SoftRAID is a simplified RAID solution that supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. It uses the Intel Platform Controller Hub (PCH) to output SATA signals and uses the LSI MegaRAID software solution.

Table 9-1 lists the SoftRAID specifications.

Table 9-1 SoftRAID specifications




Intel PCH

Supported RAID levels

RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10

Number of supported RAID arrays


Hard drive types

SATA HDD, SATA SSD, or a combination of them


  • Grantley platform: supports ten 6 Gbit/s SATA ports
  • Romley platform: supports four 6 Gbit/s SATA ports and two 3 Gbit/s SATA ports

Other features

  • Supports global hot spare drives.
  • Supports only 64 KB stripes.

The following servers support SoftRAID:

  • Rack servers: RH2288A V2, 5288 V3, RH2288H V3, RH2288 V3, RH1288 V3, RH2285H V2, RH2288H V2, and RH1288A V2
  • High-density servers: X6000 XH321 V3 and X6800 XH622 V3, XH628 V3, and XH620 V3
  • Blade servers: E9000 CH121 V3 and CH225 V3
  • SoftRAID requires licenses. If your server does not have licenses, contact Huawei technical support to purchase licenses and obtain the installation guide.
  • A special key is required for SoftRAID to support RAID 5. To configure RAID 5, contact Huawei technical support to purchase the key and obtain the installation guide.
Updated: 2019-11-01

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