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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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Creating RAID 5

Creating RAID 5


The PM8068 supports SAS/SATA HDDs and SSDs. Hard drives in one RAID array must be of the same type, but can have different capacities or be provided by different vendors.


Back up data on hard drives and access the Configuration Utility main screen. For details, see Logging In to the Configuration Utility.

Open the array configuration screen.

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

    The Array Configuration screen is displayed.

    Figure 11-42 Array Configuration

  2. Select Select Drives and Create Array and press Enter.

    The hard drive list is displayed.

    Figure 11-43 Hard drive list

    Select member hard drives.

  3. Select hard drives to be added to the array and press Enter.

    If [X] follows a hard drive, the hard drive has been selected.

  4. Select PROCEED and press Enter.

    The RAID array level configuration screen is displayed.

    Figure 11-44 Configuring the RAID level

    Configure the RAID level.

  5. Press Enter.

    The configurable RAID levels are displayed.

  6. Select RAID 5 and press Enter.
  7. Select PROCEED and press Enter.

    The array property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-45. Table 11-12 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

    Figure 11-45 Array properties

    Table 11-12 Parameter description



    Logical Drive Name

    Specifies the LD name.

    Stripe Size

    Specifies the stripe size. The value can be 8 KiB, 16 KiB, 32 KiB, 64 KiB, 128 KiB, 256 KiB, 512 KiB, or 1024 KiB.

    Sectors Per Track

    • 32
    • 63

    Build Method

    Specifies the operation to be performed after an array is created.

    • Default: No operation is performed after an array is created.
    • RPI: Perform initialization after an array is created.

    Size of LD

    Specifies the LD capacity.


    This parameter is set to the maximum value by default. If multiple logical drives are to be created, manually set the logical drive size.

    Unit Size

    Specifies the LD capacity unit. The value can be TiB, GiB, or MiB.

    Configure array properties.

  8. Configure array parameters. For details, see Table 11-12.
  9. Select SUBMIT and press Enter.

    A message is displayed, indicating that the array is successfully created.

    (Optional) Create multiple logical drives.

    • This operation can be performed only when the array size is smaller than the maximum value.
    • A maximum of 64 logical drives can be created for each array.
  10. After the array is created, select Manage Array LD and press Enter.

    The array list is displayed.

  11. Select the array for which multiple logical drives are to be created, and press Enter. The array operation list is displayed.
    Figure 11-46 Operation list

  12. Select Create LD and press Enter. A UI shown in Figure 11-47 is displayed.
    Figure 11-47 Create LD

  13. Repeat 6 to 9.

    You can create multiple logical drives based on the actual situation. For example, after three logical drives are created, select List Logical Drives and press Enter. The configuration result is displayed.

    Figure 11-48 List Logical Drives
Updated: 2019-11-01

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