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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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Disk Utilities

Disk Utilities

On the Disk Utilities screen, you can view the hard drive list, format hard drives, and turn on the unit identification light (UID).

Screen Introduction

On Controller Settings shown in Figure 10-187, select Disk Utilities to display the Disk Utilities screen, as shown in Figure 10-186.

Figure 10-186 Disk Utilities screen

Select the hard drive to be operated and press Enter. The drive operation screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 10-187. The parameters are described in Table 10-43.

Figure 10-187 Drive operation screen

Table 10-43 Parameters on the drive operation screen

Parameter

Description

Format Disk

Formats the hard drive, which takes a long time and clears all data in the drive. Formatting cannot be stopped once started.

Verify Disk Media

Checks hard drive bad blocks to prevent bad block during use. You can stop the operation by pressing Esc.

Identify Drive

Locates the hard drive.

Write Cache

Indicates the hard drive cache write policy. The value options are as follows:

  • Write-Back (Enable): After the cache receives all data, the controller card sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
  • Write-Through (Disable): After the hard drive receives all data, the controller card sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.

Locating a Hard Drive

  1. On the displayed menu, select Identify Drive.

    Pressing any key will turn off the UID indicator.

Formatting a Hard Drive

This operation cannot be stopped once started, takes a long time, and will delete all data from the hard drive. Therefore, this operation is not recommended.

  1. On the displayed menu, select Format Disk.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  2. Press Enter.

    Formatting hard drives will take a long time.

  3. Press Enter.

Configuring the Cache Write Policy

  1. On the displayed menu, select Write Cache.

    The parameter list is displayed.

  2. Select a policy to be configured, and press Enter.
  3. Select SUBMIT and press Enter.
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Updated: 2019-11-01

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