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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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Viewing RAID Controller Card Properties

Viewing RAID Controller Card Properties


Check whether the current RAID controller card meets the actual requirements by viewing RAID controller card properties.


  1. Access the Configuration Utility main screen. For details, see Logging In to the Configuration Utility.
  2. Log in to the Controller Management screen.

    1. On the main screen, select Main Menu and press Enter.
    2. Select Controller Management and press Enter.

      Basic information about the controller card is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-189. Table 4-51 describes the parameters on the screen.

      Figure 4-189 Controller Management
      Table 4-51 Parameter description



      Firmware Update

      Reserved interface

      Silence Alarm

      Onboard alarm buzzer in the silence state


      This parameter is unavailable because the LSI SAS2208 screw-in RAID controller card is not configured with a buzzer.

      Product Name

      Name of the controller card

      Serial Number

      Serial number of the controller card

      Controller Status

      Operating status of the controller card

      Select Boot Device

      Current boot device


      This boot option applies only to the Legacy mode. For details about how to configure the boot option for the EFI/UEFI mode, see Configuring Boot Options.

      PCI ID

      PCI ID of the controller card

      PCI Slot Number

      PCI slot number of the controller card

      Package Version

      Package version of the controller card

      Firmware Version

      Firmware version of the controller card

      NVDATA Version

      NVDATA version

      Connector Count

      Number of controller connectors for connecting to the mainboard

      Drive Count

      Number of hard drives mounted to the controller card

      Virtual Drive Count

      Number of virtual drives that can be managed by the controller card

      Advanced Controller Management

      More operations on the controller

      Advanced Controller Properties

      Views and modifies advanced controller properties.

  3. View advanced controller properties.

    1. Select Advanced Controller Properties and press Enter.
    2. The Advanced Controller Properties screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-190.
      You can view and modify advanced properties of the controller card on this screen.
      Figure 4-190 Advanced Controller Properties
      Table 4-52 Parameter description



      Cache and Memory

      Views cache and memory information about the controller.

      Patrol Read

      Specifies the system inspection feature.

      Power Save Settings

      Sets the drive sleep mode.


      Sets the hot spare status of the controller.

      Task Rates

      Sets the handling speed of various tasks.

      Alarm Controller

      Enables or disables the alarm buzzer.

      Auto Import Foreign Configuration

      Enables or disables automatic foreign configuration import.

      Boot Mode

      Specifies the action to be taken when the BIOS detects an exception.

      • Stop On Errors (default): stops startup and continues with startup only when user confirms.
      • Pause on Errors: suspends startup and continues with startup even if the user does not confirm after a set period.
      • Ignore Errors: continues startup. This option is usually for system diagnosis.
      • Safe Mode on Errors: enters safe startup mode.

      Controller BIOS

      Enables or disables the controller BIOS.

      ROC Temperature

      Specifies the controller temperature.

      Shield State Supported

      Specifies whether I/O interruption is supported for hard drive diagnosis.

      The default value is Yes.

      Drive Security

      Enables or disables hard drive encryption.


      Enables or disables information protection technology.

      Expanded Virtual Drive Support

      Specifies whether virtual drive expansion is supported.

      Maintain Drive Fail History

      Specifies whether to maintain drive failure history.

      SMART Polling

      Specifies the SMART polling interval.

      Stop Consistency Check on Error

      Specifies whether consistency check is stopped in case of errors.

      JBOD Mode

      Enables or disables the pass-through mode.

Updated: 2019-11-01

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