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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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Controller Settings

Controller Settings

On the Controller Settings screen, you can configure common properties, advanced properties, and port mode of RAID controller cards, or clear the current settings.

Screen Introduction

On the Configuration Utility main screen as shown in Figure 11-3, select Controller Settings. The controller operation menu is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-90. Table 11-20 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

Figure 11-90 Options

Table 11-20 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Controller Configuration

Queries and modifies controller properties.

NOTE:

This parameter is invalid if no array is configured.

Set Controller Port Mode

Queries and sets the controller port mode.

Advanced Controller Configuration

Queries and modifies advanced controller properties.

NOTE:

This parameter is invalid if no array is configured.

Clear Controller Configuration

Clears controller card configurations.

Controller Configuration

On the Controller Configuration screen, you can query and change controller properties.

Screen Introduction

Select Controller Configuration from Figure 11-92. The controller property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-91. Table 11-21 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

Figure 11-91 Controller properties

Table 11-21 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Transformation Priority

Specifies the priority of the array capacity expansion during the system running.

  • High: Array capacity expansion takes the highest priority.
  • Medium: Array capacity expansion takes the same priority as other system tasks.
  • Low: Array capacity expansion takes the lowest priority.

Rebuild Priority

Specifies the priority of the rebuilding task among all system tasks during the system running.

  • High: The rebuilding task takes the highest priority.
  • Medium High: The rebuilding task takes a higher priority than other common system tasks.
  • Medium: The rebuilding task takes the same priority as other system tasks.
  • Low: The rebuilding task takes the lowest priority.

Surface Scan Analysis Priority

Specifies the surface scan analysis priority.

  • Disabled
  • High
  • Idle

Parallel Surface Scan Count

Specifies the number of ports that can be simultaneously scanned.

Value: an integer ranging from 1 to 32

PD Write Cache State

Specifies whether to enable the write cache for all hard drives. Values are as follows:

  • Enable All: enables the write cache for all hard drives.
  • Disable All: disables the write cache for all hard drives.

Spare Activation Mode

Specifies the hot spare activation mode.

  • Failure SA: used when the system detects a failed array member drive.
  • Predictive SA: used when the system detects that a SMART error occurs on an array member drive.

Modify the controller property.

  1. Select the parameter to be changed and press Enter.

    Available parameter values are displayed.

  2. Select a target value and press Enter.
  3. Press Esc.

    A confirmation dialog box for saving the configuration is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The Options screen is displayed.

Set Controller Port Mode

On the Set Controller Port Mode screen, you can query and change the controller port mode.

Screen Introduction

On the screen shown in Figure 11-92, select Set Controller Port Mode. The controller port mode screen is displayed.

Figure 11-92 Controller port mode

Modify the controller property.

  1. Select the port for which the mode is to be changed and press Enter.

    The list of available modes is displayed. Port modes include:

    • RAID: Hard drives in this RAID controller card can be used only after arrays are created for the hard drives.
    • MIXD: Both RAID and HBA modes are supported.
    • HBA: No array can be created for hard drives under this RAID controller card.

  2. Select a target value and press Enter.
  3. Press Esc.

    A dialog box for saving the configuration is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The Options screen is displayed.

Advanced Controller Configuration

On the Advanced Controller Configuration screen, you can query and modify advanced controller card properties.

Screen Introduction

Select Advanced Controller Configuration from Figure 11-92. The advanced controller property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-93. Table 11-22 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

Figure 11-93 Advanced controller card properties

Table 11-22 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Degraded Mode Performance Optimization

Specifies whether to enable the optimal performance mode during degrading.

  • Enabled
  • Disabled

Physical Drive Request Elevator Sort

Specifies whether to enable elevator sorting for drive requests.

  • Enabled
  • Disabled

Alternate Inconsistency Repair Policy

Specifies whether to enable dynamic data restoration.

  • Enabled
  • Disabled

Maximum Drive Request Queue Depth

Specifies the maximum queue depth.

  • Automatic
  • 2
  • 4
  • 8
  • 16
  • 32

Monitor & Performance Analysis Delay

Specifies the delay for performance monitoring and analysis.

  • Disabled (0)
  • 1 to 1440

HDD Flexible Latency Optimization

Specifies the hard drive latency optimization mode.

  • Disabled
  • Low
  • Middle (100 ms)
  • High
  • Very High (30 ms)
  • Very High (10 ms)

Modify advanced controller card parameters.

  1. Select the parameter to be changed and press Enter.

    Available parameter values are displayed.

  2. Select a target value and press Enter.
  3. Press Esc.

    A confirmation dialog box for saving the configuration is displayed.

  4. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The Options screen is displayed.

Clear Controller Configuration

On the Clear Controller Configuration screen, you can delete controller card configurations.

Screen Introduction

Select Clear Controller Configuration from Figure 11-92. The controller card configuration clearing screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-94. Table 11-23 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

Figure 11-94 Deleting controller card configurations

Table 11-23 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Delete All Array Configurations

Deletes all array configurations.

Delete RIS on All Physical drives

Deletes invalid RAID information residuals from all hard drives.

Delete all arrays.

  1. Select Delete All Array Configurations and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  2. Select Yes and press Enter.

    The screen shown in Figure 11-94 is displayed, indicating that all arrays are successfully deleted.

Deletes RIS information.

  1. Select Delete RIS on All Physical drives and press Enter.

    The screen as shown in Figure 11-94 is displayed, indicating that remote installation services (RIS) information is deleted from all physical drives.

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