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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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Controller Properties Menu

Controller Properties Menu

This menu allows you to view and modify RAID controller card properties.

Screen Introduction

Figure 4-220 shows the Controller Information screen. Table 4-58 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 4-220 Controller Information screen (1)

Table 4-58 Parameters

Parameter

Description

Parameter

Description

Serial Number

Serial number of a RAID controller card.

FRU

Field replaceable unit (FRU).

Sub Vendor ID

Vendor ID based on PCIe specifications.

Drive Security Capable

Indicates whether to enable hard drive encryption.

Sub Device ID

Device ID based on PCIe specifications.

Port Count

Number of ports.

Host Interface

Host interface.

NVRAM Size

Size of the nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM).

Firmware Version

Firmware version.

Memory Size

Memory size.

FW Package Version

Firmware package version.

Min Strip Size

Minimum strip size.

Firmware Time

Firmware time.

Max Strip Size

Maximum strip size.

WebBIOS Version

WebBIOS Configuration Utility version.

Virtual Drive Count

Number of virtual drives.

Drive Count

Number of hard drives.

Hot Spare Spin Down

Indicates whether to enable hard drive energy conservation for hot spare drives.

Unconfig Good Spin Down

Indicates whether to enable hard drive energy conservation for drives in the Unconf Good state.

Spin Down Time

Time before a hard drive enters the standby mode for energy conservation. If a hard drive is not accessed within the standby duration, the hard drive enters the spin down state.

Chip Temp

Chip temperature.

N/A

N/A

Viewing or Modifying RAID Controller Card Properties

  1. Click Next on the screen shown in Figure 4-220.

    The Controller Information screen shown in Figure 4-221 is displayed. Table 4-59 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-221 Controller Information screen (2)

    Table 4-59 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Parameter

    Description

    Emergency Spare

    Specifies whether to use the emergency spare function when a hard drive fails.

    Emergency for SMARTer

    Specifies whether to use a hot spare drive to replace a hard drive that prefails.

    Shield State Supported

    Specifies whether the shield state is supported.

    SSD Drive Cache Setting

    Specifies whether to enable SSD cache.

    Metadata Size

    Metadata size.

    Data Protection Supported

    Specifies whether data protection is supported.

    Data protection is an advanced feature of RAID controller cards. A unique key for each member hard drive is used to encrypt data by supported hard drives. Such data cannot be accessed from removed hard drives without the key. This function is valid only for hard drives that support data encryption.

  2. Click Next.

    The Controller Properties screen is displayed.

    Figure 4-222 Controller Properties screen (1)

  3. Set parameters on the Controller Properties screen as required.

    Table 4-60 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Table 4-60 Parameters on Controller Properties

    Parameter

    Description

    Parameter

    Description

    Battery Backup

    Indicates whether the current RAID controller card has an intelligent battery backup unit (iBBU) or capacitor. You can click Manage to view the iBBU or capacitor information.

    Coercion Mode

    Drive capacity compression mode.

    • None: Truncate no drive capacity.
    • 128MB-way: Truncate 128 MB capacity for capacity alignment.
    • 1GB-way: Truncate 1 GB capacity for capacity alignment.

    Default value: 1GB-way

    Set Factory Defaults

    Specifies whether to load factory configurations.

    • No
    • Yes

    Default value: No.

    SMART Polling

    Interval (in seconds) for the hard drive self-monitoring, analysis and reporting technology (SMART) test.

    Default value: 300

    Cluster Mode

    Specifies whether to enable the cluster mode.

    Default value: Disabled

    NOTE:

    A group of independent servers that can access the same storage devices and provide services for the same users can be configured as a cluster.

    Alarm Control

    Onboard buzzer status.

    • Disabled
    • Enabled
    • Silence

    Default value: Disabled

    Rebuild Rate

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by RAID synchronization.

    Default value: 30

    Patrol Read Rate

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by patrol read.

    Default value: 30

    BGI Rate (Background Initialization Rate)

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by background hard drive initialization.

    Default value: 30

    Cache Flush Interval

    Interval (in seconds) for cache data updates.

    Default value: 4

    CC Rate (Consistency Check Rate)

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by the consistency check for virtual hard drives.

    Default value: 30

    Spinup Drive Count

    Number of drives that spin up simultaneously.

    Default value: 4

    Reconstruction Rate

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by RAID level migration or RAID capacity expansion.

    Default value: 30

    Spinup Delay

    Interval (in seconds) between spinups of drives.

    Default value: 2

    NCQ (Native Command Queuing)

    Specifies whether to enable NCQ (Native Command Queuing) on SATA drives.

    Default value: Enabled

    Spin Down Delay Time

    Interval (in minutes) between normal operating and suspension of a hard drive.

    Default value: 30

  4. Click Submit to save the settings or click Reset to restore default settings.
  5. Click Next.

    The Controller Properties screen is displayed.

    Figure 4-223 Controller Properties screen (2)

  6. Set parameters on the Controller Properties screen as required. Table 4-61 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Table 4-61 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Parameter

    Description

    Stop CC On Error

    Specifies whether to stop the consistency check when it detects an error during the consistency check.

    • No
    • Yes

    Default value: No

    Schedule CC

    Specifies whether to start a consistency check at the specified time.

    If yes, click Supported to set a scheduled task on the Schedule CC screen shown in Figure 4-225. Table 4-63 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Maintain PD Fail History

    Specifies whether to enable the fault recording function for hard drives.

    • Disabled
    • Enabled

    Default value: Enabled

    NOTE:

    If this parameter is set to Disabled and a hard drive fault or RAID array degrade occurs, related alarms are not reported and cannot be found on the management software (such as iMana 200).

    Boot Error Handling

    Specifies how a RAID controller card acts when detecting an error.

    • Stop on errors
    • Pause on errors
    • Ignore errors
    • Safe mode

    Default value: Stop on errors

    Controller BIOS

    Specifies whether to enable the BIOS for a RAID controller card.

    • Enabled
    • Disabled

    Default value: Enabled

    Drive Activity

    Specifies whether to enable the activity indicator to show the drive status.

    • Disabled
    • Enabled

    Default value: Disabled

    Emergency Spare

    Mode for using the emergency spare function when a hard drive fails.

    • None
    • UG: A drive in the Unconfigured Good state participates in data rebuild.
    • GHS: A global hot spare drive participates in data rebuild.
    • UG and GHS: A drive in the Unconfigured Good state and a global hot spare drive participate in data rebuild.

    Default value: UG and GHS

    NOTE:

    When a hard drive managed by a RAID controller card is in the Unconfigured Good state, the hard drive functions as a hot spare drive if a RAID member drive fails.

    Emergency for SMARTer

    Specifies whether to use a hot spare drive to replace a hard drive that prefails.

    • Disabled
    • Enabled

    Default value: Disabled

    Link Speed

    Link speed.

    Click Manage to go to the link speed configuration screen shown in Figure 4-224. Table 4-62 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Data Protection

    Specifies whether to enable data protection. Data protection is an advanced function of RAID controller cards. A unique key for each member hard drive is used to encrypt data by supported hard drives. After a hard drive is removed from the controller card, data on the hard drive cannot be obtained without the key of the hard drive.

    • Disabled
    • Enabled

    Default value: Disabled

    NOTE:

    This setting is valid only for hard drives that support data encryption.

    Figure 4-224 Manage Link Speed screen

    Table 4-62 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    SAS Address

    SAS address.

    Phy

    Physical slot number.

    Select Link Speed

    Interface link speed.

    • Auto
    • 1.5 Gbps
    • 3 Gbps
    • 6 Gbps
    Figure 4-225 Schedule CC screen

    Table 4-63 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    CC Frequency

    Specifies how a consistency check is performed.

    • Disable: The consistency check function is disabled.
    • Continuous: A consistency check is executed continuously.
    • Hourly
    • Daily
    • Weekly
    • Monthly

    Default value: Weekly

    CC Start(mm/dd/yyyy)

    Consistency check start date, in the format of mm/dd/yyyy.

    CC Start Time

    Consistency check start time.

    CC Mode

    Consistency check mode.

    • Sequential
    • Concurrent

    Default value: Concurrent

    Select VDs to Exclude CC

    Specify virtual drives that do not require a consistency check.

  7. Click Submit to save the settings or click Reset to restore default settings.
  8. Click Home.
  9. The Configuration Utility main screen is displayed.

Viewing Supercapacitor Properties

To view the supercapacitor properties, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Controller Properties screen shown in Figure 4-220, click Manage on the right of Battery Backup.

    The supercapacitor property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-226. Table 4-64 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-226 Supercapacitor parameters

    Table 4-64 Supercapacitor parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Type

    Model of the supercapacitor.

    Status

    Status of the supercapacitor.

    Temperature

    Current temperature of the supercapacitor.

    Capacitance

    Current capacity of the supercapacitor.

  2. Click Advanced Properties.

    The Advanced Properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-227. Table 4-65 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-227 Advanced Properties screen

    Table 4-65 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Manufacturer

    Manufacturer of the supercapacitor.

    Serial Number

    Serial number of the supercapacitor.

    Date of Manufacture

    Production date of the supercapacitor.

    Firmware version

    Firmware version of the supercapacitor.

    Status

    Status of the supercapacitor.

    Voltage

    Voltage status and value of the supercapacitor.

    Current

    Power supply current of the supercapacitor.

    Design Capacity

    Designed capacity of the supercapacitor.

    Remaining Capacity

    Remaining capacity of the supercapacitor.

    Automatic Learn Mode

    Charging and discharging mode of the supercapacitor.

  3. Click Close.
  4. The Advanced Properties screen is closed.
  5. Click Close to close the supercapacitor property screen.
  6. The Controller Properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-222.
  7. Click Home.

    The Configuration Utility main screen is displayed.

Viewing and Setting iBBU Properties

To view and set iBBU properties, perform the following steps:

  1. On the Controller Properties screen shown in Figure 4-222, click Manage on the right of Battery Backup.

    The iBBU property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-228. Table 4-66 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-228 iBBU parameters

    Table 4-66 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Type

    Model of the iBBU.

    Status

    Status of the iBBU.

    Design Mode

    Designed operating mode of the iBBU.

    Temperature

    Current temperature of the iBBU.

    Retention Time

    Designed operating duration of the iBBU.

    Charge

    Current capacity of the iBBU.

  2. Click Advanced Properties.

    The iBBU advanced property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-229. Table 4-67 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-229 Advanced iBBU properties

    Table 4-67 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    Manufacturer

    Manufacturer of the iBBU.

    Serial Number

    Serial number of the iBBU.

    Date of Manufacture

    Production date of the iBBU.

    Status

    Status of the iBBU.

    Voltage

    Voltage status and current value of the iBBU.

    Current

    Power supply current of the iBBU.

    Design Capacity

    Designed capacity of the iBBU.

    Full Capacity

    Actual maximum capacity of the iBBU.

    Remaining Capacity

    Remaining capacity of the iBBU.

    Expected Margin of Error

    Expected margin of error of the iBBU.

    Completed Discharge Cycles

    Number of charging or discharging cycles completed.

    Automatic Learn Mode

    Charging and discharging mode of the iBBU.

    Next Learn Cycle Time

    Next charging and discharging time of the iBBU.

  3. Select an iBBU mode from the BBU Mode drop-down list.
  4. Select an iBBU charging and discharging mode from the Automatic Learn Mode drop-down list box.
  5. If Automatic Learn Mode is Disable, click Schedule Learn Cycle to set the charging and discharging cycle.

    The Schedule Learn Cycle screen is displayed.

    Figure 4-230 Schedule Learn Cycle screen

  6. Click OK.
  7. Click Close to close the supercapacitor advanced property screen.
  8. Click Close to close the supercapacitor property screen.

    The Controller Properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-222.

  9. Click Home.

    The Configuration Utility main screen is displayed.

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