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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 Management

Controller Management

This screen allows you to manage the controller by viewing and modifying controller parameters.

Screen Description

Figure 4-288 shows the Controller Management screen. Table 4-88 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 4-288 Controller Management
Table 4-88 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Product Name

Name of the controller card

Serial Number

Serial number of the controller card

Controller Status

Operating status of the controller card

Select Boot Device

Current boot device

NOTE:

This boot option applies only to the Legacy mode. For details about how to configure the boot option for the EFI/UEFI mode, see Configuring Boot Options.

PCI ID

PCI ID of the controller card

PCI Slot Number

PCI slot number of the controller card

Package Version

Package version of the controller card

Firmware Version

Firmware version of the controller card

NVDATA Version

NVDATA version

Connector Count

Number of controller connectors for connecting to the mainboard

Drive Count

Number of hard drives mounted to the controller card

Virtual Drive Count

Number of virtual drives that can be managed by the controller card

Advanced Controller Management

Further operations on the controller.

Advanced Controller Properties

Views and modifies advanced controller properties.

Advanced Controller Management

This screen provides advanced controller management functions, such as log management, advanced property management, and factory settings restoration.

Screen Description

Figure 4-289 shows the Advanced Controller Management screen. Table 4-89 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 4-289 Manage Foreign Configuration
Table 4-89 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Clear Controller Events

Deletes controller event logs.

Save Controller Events

Saves controller event logs.

Save TTY Log

Saves client operation logs.

Manage Link Speed

Manages port rates.

Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options

Manages advanced software properties.

Schedule Consistency Check

Sets consistency check parameters.

Set Factory Defaults

Restores factory settings.

Deleting Event Logs

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Clear Controller Events and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  2. Select OK and press Enter.

Restoring Factory Settings

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Save Controller Events and press Enter.
  2. Select OK and press Enter.

Saving Controller Event Logs

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Set Factory Defaults and press Enter.

    The parameter setting screen is displayed.

  2. Set controller event log parameters.
  3. Select Save Events and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Select OK and press Enter.

Saving Terminal Operation Logs

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Save TTY Log and press Enter.

    The parameter setting screen is displayed.

  2. Set terminal operation log parameters.
  3. Select Save Log and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Select OK and press Enter.

Setting Port Rates

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Manage Link Speed and press Enter.

    The port list is displayed.

    Figure 4-290 Port list

  2. Select a port and press Enter.

    Port rate options are displayed. The port rate options supported by the LSI SAS2208 controller card are 1.5 Gbps, 3 Gbps, 6 Gbps, and Auto.

  3. Select a rate to be configured and press Enter.
  4. Select OK and press Enter.

    The message "Please restart the system for the changes to take effect" is displayed.

  5. Select OK and press Enter.

Importing Advanced Software Properties

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options and press Enter.

    The advanced properties management screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-291. Table 4-90 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-291 Advanced properties management
    Table 4-90 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    SAFE ID

    Security code of a RAID controller card.

    Serial Number

    Serial number of a RAID controller card.

    Activation Key

    Key for activating advanced properties.

    Active

    Activates advanced properties.

    Deactive All Trail Software

    Deactivates all advanced properties.

  2. Enter a key for activating advanced properties in Activation Key.
  3. Select Active and press Enter.

Setting Consistency Check Parameters

  1. On the Advanced Controller Management screen, select Schedule Consistency Check and press Enter.

    The consistency check parameter setting screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-292. Table 4-91 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-292 Consistency check parameters

    Table 4-91 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Consistency Check Frequency

    Frequency of performing consistency check.

    Consistency Check Start Date

    Consistency check start date.

    Consistency Check Start Time

    Consistency check start time.

    Consistency Check Mode

    Consistency check mode.

    Exclude Virtual Drives

    Specifies virtual drives that do not use this feature.

  2. Set consistency check parameters. For details, see Table 4-91.
  3. Select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Select OK and press Enter.

Advanced Controller Properties

This screen allows you to view advanced controller properties that are not included on the Controller Management screen.

Screen Description

Figure 4-293 and Figure 4-294 show the Advanced Controller Properties screen. Table 4-92 describes the parameters on the screen.

Figure 4-293 Advanced Controller Properties (1)
Figure 4-294 Advanced Controller Properties (2)

Table 4-92 Parameter description

Parameter

Description

Cache and Memory

Views cache and memory information about the controller.

Patrol Read

Specifies the system inspection feature.

Power Save Settings

Sets the drive sleep mode.

Spare

Sets the hot spare status of the controller.

Task Rates

Sets the handling speed of various tasks.

Alarm Controller

Enables or disables the alarm buzzer.

Auto Import Foreign Configuration

Enables or disables automatic foreign configuration import.

Boot Mode

Specifies the action to be taken when the BIOS detects an exception.

  • Stop On Errors (default): stops startup and continues with startup only when user confirms.
  • Pause on Errors: suspends startup and continues with startup even if the user does not confirm after a set period.
  • Ignore Errors: continues startup. This option is usually for system diagnosis.
  • Safe Mode on Errors: enters safe startup mode.

Controller BIOS

Enables or disables the controller BIOS.

ROC Temperature

Specifies the controller temperature.

Shield State Supported

Specifies whether I/O interruption is supported for hard drive diagnosis.

The default value is Yes.

Drive Security

Enables or disables hard drive encryption.

T10-PI

Enables or disables information protection technology.

Expanded Virtual Drive Support

Specifies whether virtual drive expansion is supported.

Maintain Drive Fail History

Specifies whether to maintain drive failure history.

SMART Polling

Specifies the SMART polling interval.

Stop Consistency Check on Error

Specifies whether consistency check is stopped in case of errors.

JBOD Mode

Enables or disables the pass-through mode.

The LSI SAS2208 does not support the function.

Modifying Advanced Controller Properties

  1. Modify advanced controller properties by referring to Table 4-92.
  2. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  3. Select OK and press Enter.

Viewing Cache and Memory Properties

  1. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Cache and Memory and press Enter.

    The cache and memory property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-295. Table 4-93 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-295 Cache and memory properties

    Table 4-93 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Cache Flush Interval

    Specifies the interval for data updates in the cache.

    Preserved Cache

    Enables or disables cache protection.

    CacheCade-SSD Caching

    Specifies whether SSD caching is supported.

    CacheCade 2.0 Capable

    Specifies whether CacheCade 2.0 is supported.

    Configured Cache Size

    Specifies the cache capacity.

    Memory Size

    Specifies the memory capacity of the controller card.

    NVRAM Size

    Specifies the capacity of the nonvolatile random access memory (NVRAM).

Viewing and Modifying Patrol Read Properties

  1. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Patrol Read and press Enter.

    The patrol read property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-296. Table 4-94 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-296 Patrol Read

    Table 4-94 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Start

    Starts the system inspection.

    Suspend

    Suspends the system inspection.

    Resume

    Resumes the system inspection.

    Stop

    Stops the system inspection.

    State

    Specifies the system inspection status.

    Iterations

    Specifies the number of system inspection times.

    Mode

    Specifies the system inspection start mode.

    • Auto: System inspection is started automatically.
    • Manual: System inspection needs to be started manually.
    • Disable: System inspection is disabled.

    Rate

    Specifies the percentage of I/O resources occupied by system inspection.

    Setting for Unconfigured Space

    Specifies whether to perform system inspection for unconfigured space.

  2. Set patrol read parameters by referring to Table 4-94.
  3. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Press Enter to complete the configuration.

Setting the Power Saving Mode

  1. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Power Save Settings, and press Enter.

    The power saving property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-297. Table 4-95 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-297 Power Save Settings

    Table 4-95 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Spin Down Unconfigured Good

    Specifies whether to apply the power saving mode to idle drives.

    Spin Down Hotspare Drives

    Specifies whether to apply the power saving mode to hot spare drives.

    Drives Standby Time

    Specifies the standby time before a hard drive enters the power saving mode. If there is no hard drive I/O within the standby time, the hard drive enters the spin-down mode.

    Spinup Drive Count

    Specifies the number of drives that spin up simultaneously upon power-on.

    Spinup Delay

    Specifies the interval between the spinup of drives.

  2. Set power saving parameters by referring to Table 4-95.
  3. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Press Enter to complete the configuration.

Modifying System Hot Spare Parameters

  1. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Spare and press Enter.

    The system hot spare property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-298. Table 4-96 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-298 Spare

    Table 4-96 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Emergency Spare

    Specifies the mode for using the emergency spare function when a hard drive fails.

    • None
    • Unconfigured Good: Idle drives are used for rebuild.
    • Global Hotspare: Hot spare drives are used for rebuild.
    • Unconfigured Good and Global Hotspare: Idle and hot spare drives are used for rebuild.

    Emergency for SMARTer

    Specifies whether to use a hot spare drive to replace a hard drive that prefails.

    Persistent Hot Spare

    Specifies whether to enable the persistent hot spare function.

    Replace Drive

    Specifies whether to copy data on hot spare drives to member drives.

    Replace Drive on SMART Error

    Specifies whether to enable the Replace Drive function when a SMART error occurs on a hard drive.

  2. Set system hot spare parameters by referring to Table 4-96.
  3. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Press Enter to complete the configuration.

Modifying Resource Usage Properties

  1. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Task Rates and press Enter.

    The resource usage property screen is displayed, as shown in Figure 4-299. Table 4-97 describes the parameters on the screen.

    Figure 4-299 Task Rates

    Table 4-97 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Background Initialization Rate

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by background virtual drive initialization.

    Consistency Check Rate

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

    Patrol Read Rate

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

    Rebuild Rate

    Percentage of I/O resources occupied by RAID rebuilding.

    Reconstruction Rate

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

  2. Set resource usage parameters by referring to Table 4-97.
  3. On the Advanced Controller Properties screen, select Apply Changes and press Enter.

    The message "The operation has been performed successfully" is displayed.

  4. Press Enter to complete the configuration.
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