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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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Importing a Foreign Configuration

Importing a Foreign Configuration


  • If the hard drive newly installed on the server already has a RAID configuration, you can import the configuration to the controller card.
  • After replacing a RAID controller card on a server, perform this operation to import the original configuration information to the new RAID controller card.
    • If the number of faulty or missing hard disks exceeds the maximum number allowed by the RAID group, the RAID group cannot be imported.
    • To avoid configuration import failure, replace the original RAID controller card with a new card of the same type.


  1. Access the Configuration Utility main screen. For details, see Logging In to the Configuration Utility.
  2. Access the foreign configuration management screen.

    1. On the main screen, select Controller Management and press Enter.
    2. Select Manage Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

      The foreign configuration management screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-58.

      Figure 6-58 Managing foreign configurations

  3. Import a foreign configuration.

    1. Select Select Foreign Configuration and press Enter.
    2. Select a RAID configuration and press Enter.
    3. Select View Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

      The screen for viewing foreign configurations is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-59.

      Figure 6-59 Viewing foreign configurations
    4. Select Import Foreign Configuration and press Enter.

      A confirmation screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 6-60.

      Figure 6-60 Confirming the operation
    5. Press Enter.
    6. Select Enabled and press Enter.
    7. Use and to select Yes and press Enter.

      The message "Operation completed successfully" is displayed.

    8. Press Enter.

      The configuration is complete.

Updated: 2019-11-01

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