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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


Configure a global hot spare drive for the LSI SAS2308 controller card on the Configuration Utility.

After creating a RAID 1 or 1E array for the LSI SAS2308 controller card, you can configure one or two global hot spare drives to enhance data security.

The LSI SAS2308 does not support dedicated hot spare drives.

Impact on the System

Data on the hard drives to be added to the RAID array will be lost. Back up the data in advance.



  • An idle hard drive can be configured as a hot spare drive, but a RAID member drive cannot be configured as a hot spare drive.
  • A hot spare drive must be a SATA or SAS drive, and it must have at least the capacity of the largest capacity of a RAID member drive.
  • All RAID levels except RAID 0 support hot spare drives.

The following requirements must be met before you configure hot spare drives:


Data preparation is not required for this operation.


  1. Go to the virtual drive property screen.

    1. On the main screen, select Virtual Disk Management and press Enter.
    2. Select Manage Virtual Disk Properties and press Enter.

      The virtual drive property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-54.

      Figure 5-54 Virtual drive properties

  2. Configure a hot spare drive.

    1. Select Manage Global Hotspare Disks and press Enter.

      The hot spare drive configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-55.

      Figure 5-55 Hot spare drive configuration

    2. Use and to select a hard drive and press Enter.

      The drive status changes to [X].

    3. Use and to select Assign Global Hotspare Disk and press Enter.

      The message "Operation completed successfully" is displayed.

    4. Press Enter.

      The configuration is complete.

Updated: 2019-11-01

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