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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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Objects Menu

Objects Menu

The Objects menu allows you to view and modify the properties of RAID controller cards, virtual drives, and physical drives.

Screen Introduction

Figure 9-75 shows the Objects pane.

Figure 9-75 Objects pane

Adapter Menu

The Adapter menu under Objects allows you to view and modify RAID controller card properties.

Screen Introduction

Figure 9-76 shows the Adapter screen.

Figure 9-76 RAID controller card properties

Table 9-17 describes the controller card properties.

Table 9-17 RAID controller card properties

Parameter

Description

Rebuild Rate

Indicates the input/output (I/O) rate during data synchronization. The default value is 30%.

Chk Const Rate

Indicates the I/O rate during consistency checks. The default value is 30%.

FGI Rate

Indicates the I/O rate during foreground initialization. The default value is 30%.

BGI Rate

Indicates the I/O rate during background initialization. The default value is 30%.

Disk WC

Indicates whether drive write cache (DWC) is enabled for member drives during RAID array creation. Drive write caching is disabled by default.

Read Ahead

Indicates whether the read ahead (RA) mode is enabled during RAID array creation. The RA mode is enabled by default.

Bios State

Indicates whether the BIOS supports the Option ROM. The Option ROM is supported by default.

Cont On Error

Indicates whether the Option ROM proceeds with the subsequent operations after a fault occurs during the power-on self test (POST). The Option ROM proceeds by default.

Fast Init

Indicates whether to enable the fast initialization mode. The fast initialization mode is enabled by default. If you change the value to Disable, the slow initialization mode is enabled.

Auto Rebuild

Indicates whether to synchronize data automatically when a RAID array needs data synchronization and an appropriate hard drive is available. This mode is enabled by default.

Auto Resume

Indicates whether processes, such as initialization and rebuilding, are resumable after being interrupted. The processes are resumable by default.

Disk Coercion

Indicates the capacity compression mode. In this mode, the capacities of RAID member drives are set to be the same when hard drives of different models and capacities are used together.

  • None
  • 128 MB
  • 1 GB

The default mode is 1 GB. Before configuring this mode, you need to delete all existing RAID configurations.

Factory Default

Restores the controller card parameters to default settings. Before performing this operation, you need to delete all existing RAID configurations.

Modifying RAID Controller Card Properties

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Adapter > Adapter-0 and press Enter.

    The RAID controller card property screen is displayed.

  2. Use and to select a property and press Enter to set the value.
  3. Press Esc to exit the controller card property screen.
  4. Press Esc to exit the controller card selection screen.

Virtual Drive Menu

The Virtual Drive menu under Objects allows you to view and modify virtual drive properties.

Screen Introduction

Figure 9-77 shows the Virtual Drives screen.

Figure 9-77 Virtual Drive screen

Table 9-18 describes the available operations.

Table 9-18 Operations for a virtual drive

Operation

Description

Initialize

Initializes a RAID array.

Check Consistency

Performs a consistency check for a RAID array.

View/Update Parameters

Allows you to view or update RAID array properties.

Initializing a RAID Array

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Virtual Drive and press Enter.

    The virtual drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a virtual drive and press Enter.
  3. Select Initialize and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter to start initialization.

    When the initialization is complete, "100% Completed" is displayed.

  5. Press Esc to exit the initialization progress screen.
  6. Press Esc to exit the virtual drive selection screen.

Checking Consistency

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Virtual Drive and press Enter.

    The virtual drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a virtual drive and press Enter.
  3. Select Check Consistency and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

    Only virtual drives in the Optimal state can be checked.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter to start the consistency check.

    When the consistency check is complete, "100% Completed" is displayed.

  5. Press Esc to exit the consistency check screen.
  6. Press Esc to exit the virtual drive selection screen.

Modifying RAID Array Properties

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Virtual Drive and press Enter.

    The virtual drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a virtual drive and press Enter.
  3. Select View/Update Parameters and press Enter.

    The virtual drive property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-78.

    Figure 9-78 RAID array properties

    Table 9-19 describes the RAID array properties.

    Table 9-19 Parameters

    Parameter

    Description

    RAID

    RAID level of a virtual drive.

    Size

    Storage capacity of a virtual drive.

    Stripe Size

    Size of the data stripe on each member drive. The default value is 64 KB.

    #Stripe

    Number of stripes on a virtual drive.

    State

    Virtual drive status, which can be any of the following:

    • Optimal: The virtual drive is running properly, and all member drives are in the Online state.
    • Degraded: The virtual drive is running abnormally, and a member drive is faulty or offline.
    • Failed: The virtual drive is faulty and cannot run properly.
    • Offline: The virtual drive is not enabled.

    Spans

    Number of drive arrays on a virtual drive.

    The value is 1 for RAID 0, 1, and 5, and 2 or 3 for RAID 10.

    Disk WC

    Specifies whether drive write cache (DWC) is enabled for member drives.

    Read Ahead

    Specifies whether the Read Ahead (RA) mode is enabled.

  4. Use and to select a property and press Enter to set the value.
  5. Press Esc to exit the virtual drive property screen.
  6. Press Esc to exit the virtual drive selection screen.

Physical Drive Menu

The Physical Drive menu under Objects allows you to view and modify physical drive properties.

Screen Introduction

Figure 9-79 shows the Physical Drive screen.

Figure 9-79 Physical Drive screen

Table 9-20 shows the operation options on the menu.

Table 9-20 Operations for a physical drive

Operation

Description

Make Hot Spare

Configures the hard drive as a global hot spare drive.

Force Online

Forcibly makes the failed hard drive online.

Change Drv State

Changes the hard drive status.

Drive Properties

Displays hard drive properties, including the hard drive type, storage space, asset serial number, version, and rate.

Configuring a Hot Spare Drive

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Physical Drive.

    The hard drive list is displayed, as shown in Figure 9-80.

    Figure 9-80 Hard drive list

  2. Use and to select a hard drive in READY state and press Enter.
  3. Select Make Hot Spare and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The hard drive status is changed to HOTSP.

    Figure 9-81 Configured hard drive

  5. Press Esc to exit the hard drive list.
  6. Press Esc to exit the Objects menu.

Forcing a Hard Drive Online

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Physical Drive.

    The hard drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a hard drive in the OFFLINE state and press Enter.
  3. Choose Force Online from the displayed menu and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.
  5. Press Esc to exit the hard drive list.
  6. Press Esc to exit the Objects menu.

Changing the Hard Drive Status

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Physical Drive.

    The hard drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a hard drive and press Enter.
  3. Choose Change Drv State from the displayed menu and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

    The Change Drv State menu allows you to change the hard drive status from ONLINE to FAIL or from HOTSP to READY.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.
  5. Press Esc to exit the hard drive list.
  6. Press Esc to exit the Objects menu.

Viewing Hard Drive Properties

  1. On the Configuration Utility main screen, choose Objects > Physical Drive.

    The hard drive list is displayed.

  2. Select a hard drive and press Enter.
  3. Choose Drive Properties from the displayed menu and press Enter.

    The Physical Drive Information pane is displayed, showing the drive type, capacity, product ID, revision number, and link speed, as shown in Figure 9-82.

    Figure 9-82 Hard drive properties

  4. Press any key to exit the Physical Drive Information pane.
  5. Press Esc to exit the hard drive list.
  6. Press Esc to exit the Objects menu.
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