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ES3000 V3 NVMe PCIe SSD User Guide 20

This document provides the product information about the Huawei ES3000 V3 PCIe SSD (ES3000 V3 for short) and describes how to install, configure, operate, and maintain the ES3000 V3.
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Installing an OS on the ES3000 V3

Installing an OS on the ES3000 V3

Operation Scenario

You can install one of the OSs supported on the ES3000 V3 as required.

To install Red Hat 7.0, CentOS 7.0, or OEL 7.0 in an ES3000 V3 with a 4K sector size, secure formatting the ES3000 V3 first by referring to Formatting an SSD to ensure that the ES3000 V3 has no GPT partition information.

Before OS installation, set the BIOS boot mode to UEFI. If you are unfamiliar with the common OS installation procedure, see the Huawei Server OS Installation Guide.

To install Windows on the ES3000 V3, follow the procedure in the section because there are some special requirements.

If you format the ES3000 V3 into 4 KB sectors by following the instructions in Formatting an SSD, create partitions manually when installing a Windows OS. For details about how to create partitions, see "Sample files: configure drive partitions by using Windows PE and DiskPart scripts" at https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/hardware/dn898510(v=vs.85).aspx.

Note: When creating partitions, change the value of select disk to the disk number of the ES3000 V3 and change the value of create partition efi size to 260 in the text file. See Figure F-1.
Figure F-1  Creating partitions manually

Preparations

You have correctly installed the ES3000 V3 on the server.

Installing Windows Server 2012 64-Bit on the ES3000 V3

  1. Download the hiodriver_2012_x86_64.img driver image and mount it to the virtual floppy drive of the server.
  2. During the installation, select Load driver on the screen shown in Figure F-2.

    Figure F-2  Selecting Load driver

  3. Click Next to install the driver, as shown in Figure F-3.

    Figure F-3  Installing the driver

  4. After the driver is installed, select the ES3000 V3 for OS installation, as shown in Figure F-4.

    Figure F-4  Selecting the ES3000 V3

    If the ES3000 V3 has previous partition information, such as OS data, the installation may fail. You can perform the following to prevent or solve the installation failure:

  5. On the screen shown in Figure F-4, press Shift+F10 to open the CLI shown in Figure F-5.

    Figure F-5  CLI

  6. Enter diskpart and press Enter, as shown in Figure F-6.

    Figure F-6  Running the diskpart command

  7. Enter select disk # (# indicates the number of the ES3000 V3 disk for OS installation) and press Enter, as shown in Figure F-7.

    Figure F-7  Selecting the ES3000 V3

  8. Enter clean and press Enter, as shown in Figure F-8.

    Figure F-8  Deleting partition information

  9. Close the CLI and select the ES3000 V3 on the screen shown in Figure F-4 to proceed the OS installation.

Installing Windows Server 2012 R2 64-Bit on the ES3000 V3

Windows Server 2012 R2 is built with the NVMe driver. Therefore, the driver image does not need to be mounted for OS installation. Note that the ES3000 V3 is identified as 64 disks during the OS installation. Select the disk with a total size of greater than 0 for installing the OS.
  • After the OS is installed by using its built-in drivers, install the SSD driver hiodriver_v*.*.*.*_2012R2_x84_64.msi released by Huawei. For details about how to install, uninstall, and upgrade the Huawei SSD driver, see Installing the ES3000 V3 Driver in Windows, Uninstalling the Driver in Windows, and Upgrading the ES3000 V3 Driver in Windows respectively.
  • If the ES3000 V3 has previous partition information, such as OS data, the installation may fail. You can solve the problem in the same way as that for installing Windows Server 2012.

  • If the INACCESSIBLE_BOOT_DEVICE blue screen error is displayed due to other operations, perform the following procedure provided by Microsoft:
    • Mount the Windows Server 2012 R2 image and hiodriverhiodriver_v*.*.*.*_2012R2_x84_64. img file.
    • Boot from the CD-ROM.
    • Select Repair your computer.
    • Select Troubleshoot.
    • Select Command Prompt.
    • Enter DISM /image:C:\ /Add-drivers /Driver:A:\HWnvme.inf.
    • Restart the server.
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Updated: 2019-03-12

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