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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

Scenarios

After RAID configuration of the hard drives of a server, configuration of hot spare drives increases security and reduces impact on services from hard drive faults.

The controller card supports two types of hot spare drives:

  • Dedicated spare drive: used when the system detects a failed array member drive.
  • Auto replace drive: used when the system detects that a SMART error occurs on an array member drive.

Prerequisites

Conditions

Data

Data preparation is not required for this operation.

Procedure

Enter the hot spare drive management screen.

  1. On the configuration screen, select Array Configuration and press Enter.

    The Array Configuration screen is displayed.

    Figure 11-71 Array configuration

  2. Select Manage Array LD.

    The array list is displayed.

  3. Select the array to be operated and press Enter. The array operation list is displayed.
    Figure 11-72 Array operation list

  4. Select Manage Spare and press Enter.

    The hot spare drive operation list is displayed.

    Figure 11-73 hot spare drive operation list

    Add a hot spare drive.

  5. Select a hot spare drive type on the screen as shown in Figure 11-73 and press Enter.

    The hard drive list is displayed.

  6. Select an idle hard drive to be configured as a hot spare drive and press Enter.

    A message is displayed, indicating that the hot spare drive is successfully added.

  7. Repeat the preceding operations to add more hot spare drives.

    Exit the Configuration Utility.

  8. Press Esc to return to the Boot Manager screen.
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