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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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Logical Device Configuration

Logical Device Configuration

On the Logical Device Configuration screen, you can create or delete RAID arrays, configure RAID array properties, and set the boot device.

Screen Introduction

On the Configuration Utility main screen as shown in Figure 11-3, select Logical Device Configuration to display the array configuration main menu, as shown in Figure 11-81. Table 11-16 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

Figure 11-81 Main Menu

Table 11-16 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Manage Arrays

Manages created arrays.

Create Array

Creates arrays.

Select Boot Device

Configures the boot device.

Manage Arrays

On the Manage Arrays screen, you can delete arrays, configure and delete hot spare drives, configure the boot LD, and query array properties.

Screen Introduction

On the Configuration Utility main screen as shown in Figure 11-83, select Manage Arrays. The array list is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-82. Table 11-17 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

Figure 11-82 Array list

Table 11-17 Parameter description

Operation

Description

Ctrl+C

Adds an LD to a specified array.

Ctrl+S

Configures a hot spare drive for a specified array.

Del

Deletes a hot spare drive from a specified array.

ENTER

Enters the LD list of a specified array.

Set the boot device.

  1. Select the array to be configured as the boot device from the array list and press Enter.

    The LD list of the array is displayed.

    Figure 11-83 LD list

  2. Select the LD to be configured as the boot device and press Ctrl+B to adjust the LD location.

    The LD has been adjusted to the first line of the LD list.

Query array information.

  1. Select the array to be queried from the array list and press Enter.

    The LD list is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-83.

  2. Select the LD to be queried and press Enter.

    The LD property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-84. Table 11-18 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

    Figure 11-84 LD properties

    Table 11-18 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Status

    Specifies the LD status.

    • Optimal: The LD is running properly and all member hard drives are in the online state.
    • Interim Recovery: The LD is running abnormally and a member hard drive is faulty or offline.
    • Failed: The LD is faulty.
    • Offline: The LD is disabled.

    Drive Type

    Specifies the hard drive type.

    Size

    Specifies the LD capacity.

    RAID Level

    Specifies the RAID level of the LD.

    Legacy Disk Geometry(C/H/S)

    Specifies the track, magnetic head, and sector.

    Stripe Size

    Specifies the stripe size of the LD.

    Drive Unique ID

    Specifies the unique LD ID.

    Logical Drive Label

    Specifies the LD name defined by users.

Configure a hot spare drive.

  1. Select the array for which a hot spare drive is to be configured from the array list and press Ctrl+S.

    The hard drive list is displayed.

    Figure 11-85 Hard drive list

  2. In the Select Hotspare drives area, select the target hot spare drive and press the space or Insert key.

    The selected hot spare drive is displayed in the Selected Drives area.

  3. Press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  4. Enter Y.

    The Select Spare Type screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-86.

    • Dedicated spare drive: used when the system detects a failed array member drive.
    • Auto replace drive: used when the system detects that a SMART error occurs on an array member drive.
    Figure 11-86 Setting the hot spare drive type

  5. Select the required hot spare drive type and press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  6. Select DONE and press Enter.

Delete an array.

Delete an array is to delete all LDs from the array.

  1. Select the array to be deleted and press Enter.

    The LD list is displayed.

  2. Select the first LD and press Delete.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  3. Enter Y and press Enter.

    The LD list is displayed.

  4. Repeat the preceding operations to delete all LDs from the array.

Create an Array

On the Create Array screen, you can create arrays.

Screen Introduction

Select Create Array from Figure 11-83. The hard drive list is displayed.

Figure 11-87 Main Menu

Create a RAID array.

  1. On the screen shown in Figure 11-87, press Insert or Space to add member hard drives to the Selected Drives area.
  2. Press Enter.

    The Array Configuration screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 11-88. Table 11-19 describes the parameters displayed on the screen.

    Figure 11-88 Configuring the array

    Table 11-19 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Array Type

    Specifies the RAID level of the array.

    Array Label

    Specifies the array name defined by users.

    Array Size

    Specifies the array capacity.

    Stripe Size

    Specifies the stripe size (8 KB, 16 KB, 32 KB, 64 KB, 128 KB, 256 KB, 512 KB, and 1024 KB for option).

    Create RAID via

    Specifies the operation to be performed after an array is created.

    • Default: No operation is performed after an array is created.
    • RPI: Perform initialization after an array is created.

  3. Configure RAID parameters. For detailed parameter descriptions, see Table 11-19.
  4. Select Done and press Enter.

Select Boot Device

On the Select Boot Device screen, you can configure a hard drive as the boot device.

If both a hard drive and an LD have been configured as the boot device, the hard drive takes precedence over the LD.

Screen Introduction

On the screen shown in Figure 11-83, select Select Boot Device. The hard drive selection screen is displayed.

Figure 11-89 Hard drive list

Set a hard drive as the boot device.

  1. In the Select drive to set as boot device area, select the target hard drive and press the space or Insert key.

    The selected hard drive is displayed in the Selected Drives area.

  2. Press Enter.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed.

  3. Enter Y and press Enter.
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