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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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Ctrl Mgmt Tab

Ctrl Mgmt Tab

The Ctrl Mgmt screen displays the status of a RAID controller card and allows you to modify the controller card settings.

Screen Overview

Figure 8-182 and Figure 8-183 show the Ctrl Mgmt screen.

Figure 8-182 Ctrl Mgmt screen (1)
Figure 8-183 Ctrl Mgmt screen (2)

Table 8-55 describes the parameters on the screen.

Table 8-55 Ctrl Mgmt screen parameters



Alarm Control

This parameter is unavailable because the controller card is not configured with a buzzer.

Onboard buzzer status.

  • Enable
  • Disable
  • Silence

Default value: Enable

Coercion Mode

Drive capacity compression mode.

  • None
  • 128MB
  • 1GB

Default value: 1GB


The hard drive compression mode can be used to round up the capacity differences of the same specifications of hard drives from different vendors. In this way, the hard drives of different vendors can be forcibly set to the same capacity and be used in the same RAID group. The hard drives can be rounded up to 128 MB or 1 GB. The value None indicates that the RAID controller card does not round up the drivers of different vendors.


Action to be taken when the BIOS detects an exception.

  • Stop On Errors: The controller BIOS stops the startup when detecting an exception and continues the startup only with user confirmation.
  • Pause on Errors: The controller BIOS suspends the startup when detecting an exception and continues the startup if no user confirmation is obtained after a period of time.
  • Ignore Errors: continues startup. This option is usually for system diagnosis.
  • Safe Mode on Errors: enters safe startup mode.

Default value: Stop On Errors

Boot Device

System boot option. You can set an existing RAID as the boot device.

Default value: None.

Rebuild Rate

Percentage of I/O resources occupied by RAID rebuild.

Default value: 30%

BGI Rate (Background Initialization Rate)

Percentage of I/O resources occupied by BGI.

Default value: 30%

CC Rate (Consistency Check Rate)

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

Default value: 30%

Recon. Rate

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

Default value: 30%

Patrol Rate

Percentage of I/O resources occupied by hard drive inspection.

Default value: 30%

Cache Flush Interval

Interval (in seconds) for cache data updates.

Default value: 4

Spinup delay

Interval (in seconds) between spinups of drives.

Default value: 2

Spinup drive

Number of drives that spin up simultaneously.

Default value: 4.

Maintain PD Fail History

Status of the fault recording function for hard drives.

Default value: Enabled


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.

Enable controller BIOS

Indicates whether the controller BIOS is enabled.

Default value: Enabled

Enable Stop CC on Error

Indicates whether to stop a consistency check when an exception is detected.

The value Disabled indicates that the consistency check is not stopped.

Default value: Disabled

Auto Enhanced Import

Indicates whether to automatically import foreign configurations.

Default value: Disabled

Enable JBOD

Indicates whether JBOD is enabled.


JBOD can be configured only when the controller card firmware version is 4.650.00-6121 or later and the server has been installed with the driver matching the firmware version.

Set Factory Defaults

Loads factory configurations.

Emergency Spare

Emergency spare drive type when a drive fault occurs.

  • None
  • UG
  • GHS
  • UG & GHS

Default value: UG & GHS

Personality Mode

RAID controller card mode.

  • RAID-Mode
  • JBOD-Mode
  • This parameter is supported only when the firmware version of the LSI SAS3108 is 4.660.00-8102 or later.
  • The LSI SAS3108 does not support setting the mode to JBOD using this parameter. If you want to set it to JBOD, use Enable JBOD in Figure 8-182

Enable Emergency for SMARTer

Indicates whether to configure a hot spare drive for a hard drive where a SMART error is detected.

Default value: Disabled

Write Verify


Large IO Support

Enables or disables large I/O support.

Manage Link Speed

Link speed.

Select Manage Link Speed to go to the screen for setting the link speed.

Manage Power Save

Power-saving mode.

Select Manage Power Save to go to the screen for setting the power-saving mode.

Details about key parameters are as follows:

  • Spin down Unconfigured drives: applies Power Save settings to unconfigured drives.
  • Spin down Hot Spares: applies Power Save settings to hot spare drives.
  • Drive Standby Time: specifies the time wait for Power Save. If there is no hard drive I/O within the standby time, the hard drive enters the spin-down mode.

Modifying Controller Parameters

  1. Modify controller parameters as required.
  2. Select APPLY and press Enter.

Configuring JBOD Mode

  1. On the screen displayed in Figure 8-182, select Enable JBOD and press Enter.
  2. Use to select APPLY and press Enter.

    On the PD Mgmt screen, JBOD is automatically configured for all the Ugood drives.
    Figure 8-184 PM Mgmt screen (1)

  3. To change a drive in JBOD mode to the Ugood state, select the drive and press F2. Then, choose Make unconfigured good and press Enter.

    Figure 8-185 PM Mgmt screen (2)

Restoring Factory Settings

  1. Select Set Factory Defaults and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select YES and press Enter.
Updated: 2019-11-01

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