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Huawei Rack Server iBMC (V260 to V278) User Guide 12

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System Info

System Info

Function Description

On the System Info page, you can view the server system information and configure and manage the RAID controller card.

GUI

Choose Information, and select System Info from the navigation tree.

The System Info page is displayed.

Figure 3-6 System Info page

Parameter Description

Table 3-3 Product Info tab

Parameter

Description

Product Info

Name

Server model.

Serial Number

Serial number of the server.

Asset Tag

Asset tag of the server.

Value: a string of up to 48 bytes, allowing digits, letters, and special characters.

NOTE:

Common users cannot set this parameter. Only the administrator, operator, and custom user with the Basic Mgmt rights can set the asset tag of a server.

Mainboard Info

iBMC Firmware Version

iBMC firmware version.

BIOS Version

Basic input/output system (BIOS) version.

CPLD Version

Complex programmable logical device (CPLD) version.

iBMC Primary U-Boot Version

Version of the primary image of the Universal Boot Loader (U-Boot).

iBMC Secondary U-Boot Version

Version of the secondary image of the U-Boot.

PCB Version

Printed circuit board (PCB) version.

Board ID

Board ID.

Mainboard Manufacturer

Manufacturer of the mainboard.

Mainboard Model

Mainboard model.

Mainboard Serial Number

Mainboard serial number.

PCH model

Model of the PCH.

NOTE:

This parameter is available only for V5 servers.

BOM Code

BOM code of the component.

Table 3-4 Processors tab

Parameter

Description

Processors

Provides the following information about each processor installed in the server:

  • Name, manufacturer, model, CPU ID, clock speed, and BOM code of each processor
  • Number of cores and threads
  • L1, L2, and L3 cache capacity
  • Processor status
  • Other parameters
Table 3-5 Memory tab

Parameter

Description

Memory

Provides DIMM information, which includes the following:

  • Maximum and actual number of DIMMs
Table 3-6 Storage tab

Parameter

Description

Views

Displays the storage devices of the server in a tree structure.

NOTE:

If iBMA 2.0 has not been installed on the server, obtain the latest iBMA documentation and software package and install iBMA 2.0.

RAID controller information:

  • RAID controller name, type, driver name and version, firmware version, support for out-of-band management, health status, mode, NVDATA version, memory size, device interface, SAS address, supported strip size range, cache pinned status, maintain PD fail history, copyback status, copyback on SMART error status, and JBOD status.
  • BBU name, status, and health status.
NOTE:
  • If the RAID controller card does not support out-of-band management and the iBMA 2.0 is not installed, only the RAID controller name, type, firmware version, and support for out-of-band management are displayed.
  • You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.

Logical drive information:

Name, status, RAID level and capacity, strip size, SSCD caching status, default read policy, current read policy, default write policy, current write policy, default IO policy, current IP policy, disk cache status, access policy, initialization type, BGI status, L2 cache status, consistency check status, OS drive letter, and whether it is the boot disk.

NOTE:
  • If the RAID controller card does not support out-of-band management and the iBMA 2.0 is not installed, logical drives managed by the RAID controller card cannot be displayed.
  • You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.

Disk information:

Manufacturer, capacity, model, serial number, firmware version and status, media type, interface type, maximum speed, link speed, SAS address (0), SAS address (1), power status, temperature, hot spare status, rebuild status, patrol status, health status, remnant media wearout, location status, and power-on hours.

NOTE:
  • If the RAID controller card does not support out-of-band management and the iBMA 2.0 is not installed, only the interface types of the physical drives under the RAID controller card are displayed.
  • You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The power-on hours of only the SATA disks and Seagate SAS disks can be queried.
  • The Windows or VMware OS does not support speed negotiation of NVMe disks. Therefore, if the server uses a Windows or VMware OS, Link Speed is NA for NVMe disks.

Configure

Allows you to configure the RAID controller.

RAID controller setup:

  • Copyback State
  • Copyback on SMART error State
  • JBOD State

To restore the default settings, click Restore settings.

Logical drive setup:

  • Create a logical drive
  • Delete a logical drive
  • Modify a logical drive

Physical drive setup:

  • Hot spare status
  • Firmware status
  • Location status
NOTE:
  • The data on the Storage tab page is unavailable when the OS is shut down or is being started. After the OS starts, the iBMC identifies all disks again.
  • If a disk is being rebuilt during the drive identification process, the disk data is available only after the disk is identified. If a disk fails to be identified, a "Drive Fault" alarm will be generated.
Table 3-7 Fans tab

Parameter

Description

Fans

Provides fan information:

  • Maximum and actual number of fans
  • Name, model, BOM code, speed, and speed ratio of each fan
NOTE:

If an incompatible fan module is installed or a fan module is faulty, FAULT is displayed in Model.

NOTE:

Fan information is not displayed on the standby system of the 8100 V3 or 8100 V5 server in dual-system mode.

Table 3-8 Power tab

Parameter

Description

Power

Provides power supply information:

  • Maximum and actual number of power supply units (PSUs)
  • Slot ID, manufacturer, type, SN, firmware version, rated power, input mode, and BOM code of each power supply
NOTE:

Power supply information is not displayed on the standby system of the 8100 V3 or 8100 V5 server in dual-system mode.

Table 3-9 Network tab

Parameter

Description

NOTE:
  • Complete network information can be displayed on the Network page only after iBMA 2.0 has started.
  • If iBMA 2.0 has not been installed on the server, obtain the latest iBMA documentation and software package and install iBMA 2.0.

NIC

Displays information about LOMs, mezzanine NICs, and PCIe NICs.

Information about a NIC includes the NIC name, manufacturer, model, chip model, chip vendor, PCB version, board ID, connected resource, firmware version, and driver name and version.

NOTE:
  • Click of a NIC to view network port details. The network port list displays the port name, port number, MAC address, type, media type, IPv4 address, IPv6 address, and VLAN status of each network port.

  • If the firmware version of a NIC does not support a network port, the network attribute of the port is empty. For example, a NIC has two network ports: port 1 and port 2. If the firmware of the NIC does not support port 2, the network attribute of port 2 is empty.

FC Adapter

Displays FC adapter information, which includes the adapter name, manufacturer, model, chip model, firmware version, and driver name and version.

NOTE:

Click of an FC adapter to view detailed information.

Bridge

Displays bridge port information, which includes the port name, status, IPv4 and IPv6 information (address/subnet mask/gateway), MAC address, and VLAN information (VLAN ID and whether VLAN and VLAN priority are enabled).

NOTE:

Click of a bridge port to view detailed information.

Team

Displays aggregated network port information, which includes the port name, status, working mode, IPv4 and IPv6 information (address/subnet mask/gateway), MAC address, and VLAN information (VLAN ID and whether VLAN and VLAN priority are enabled).

NOTE:

Click of an aggregated network port to view detailed information.

Optical Modules

Displays optical module information, which includes the manufacturer, component name, serial number, production date, transceiver type, module type, transmission mode, wavelength, speed, and network port.

NOTE:

Click of an optical module to view detailed information.

Table 3-10 Software tab

Parameter

Description

NOTE:
  • Complete system software information can be displayed on the Software page only after iBMA 2.0 has started.
  • If iBMA 2.0 has not been installed on the server, obtain the latest iBMA documentation and software package and install iBMA 2.0.

Computer Name

Computer name defined by the server OS.

Computer Description

Supplementary information about the server.

OS Version

OS version.

OS Kernel Version

Kernel version if the Linux OS is used.

Domain/Workgroup

Domain name or workgroup on the OS of the server.

iBMA Service

iBMA version.

iBMA Running Status

iBMA running status.

iBMA Driver

iBMA driver version.

Table 3-11 Other Devices tab

Parameter

Description

PCIe Card

Provides PCIe card information:

  • Maximum number of PCIe cards and number of present PCIe cards
  • Description, manufacturer, slot number, vendor ID, device ID and connected resource of each PCIe card
NOTE:

Click of a PCIe card to view its subcard information.

PCIe Adapter

Provides PCIe adapter information, including the name, description, slot, PCB version, and board ID.

HDD Backplane

Provides hard disk backplane information:

  • Maximum and actual number of hard disk backplanes
  • Name, manufacturer, type, PCB version, CPLD version, and Board ID of each hard disk backplane

Riser Card

Provides riser card information:

  • Maximum and actual number of riser cards
  • Name, manufacturer, slot, type, and board ID of each Riser card
NOTE:

Riser card information of the RH8100 V3 is not displayed independently. The quantity of riser cards can be determined from the maximum number of supported PCIe cards.

  • If the number is 10, no riser card is configured.
  • If the number is 13, one riser card is configured.
  • If the number is 16, two riser cards are configured.

SD Card

Provides microSD card information:

  • Maximum and actual number of microSD cards
  • Manufacturer, SN, and volume of each microSD card
NOTE:

For the RH8100 V3 in single-system mode, only the microSD cards of the primary iBMC are displayed. For the RH8100 V3 in dual-system mode, all microSD cards are displayed.

NOTE:

V5 servers do not support SD cards.

Security Module

Provides security module information:

  • Maximum and actual number of security modules
  • Specification type, specification version, manufacturer, manufacturing version, and self-test status of each security module

RAID Card

Provides RAID controller card information:

  • Maximum and actual number of RAID controller cards
  • Name, location, manufacturer, number, type, supported RAID levels, PCB version, CPLD version, board ID and connected resource of each RAID controller card

SD Card Controller

Provides microSD card controller information:

  • Maximum and actual number of microSD card controllers
  • Manufacturer and version of each microSD card controller
NOTE:

V5 servers do not support SD controllers.

LCD

Provides LCD firmware version.

NOTE:

The RH5885 V3 does not support LCDs. No LCD information is displayed. The RH5885H V3 supports LCDs. LCD information is displayed.

CPU Board

Provides CPU board information:

  • Maximum and actual number of present CPU boards
  • Name, manufacturer, slot number, type, PCB version, CPLD version, board ID, and power of each CPU board
NOTE:

Only the 8100 V5 server supports display of the CPU board power.

Memory Board

Provides memory board information:

  • Maximum and actual number of memory boards
  • Name, manufacturer, slot number, type, PCB version, and board ID of each memory board
NOTE:

The RH5885 V3 does not support memory boards. No memory board information is displayed. The RH5885H V3 supports memory boards. Memory board information is displayed.

IO Board

Provides IO board information:

  • Maximum and actual number of IO boards
  • Name, manufacturer, type, PCB version, CPLD version, board ID, and power of each IO board
NOTE:

Only the 8100 V5 server supports display of the IO board power.

M.2 Adapter

Provides M.2 adapter information, including name, description, PCB version, and board ID.

NOTE:

Only the RH2288 V3, RH2288H V3, 1288H V5 and 2288H V5 support M.2 adapters.

Querying System Information

  1. On the menu bar, choose Information.
  2. In the navigation tree, choose System Info.

    The System Info page is displayed.

  3. View information about the server and its components.

Querying RAID Controller Card Properties

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management or iBMA 2.0 is running on the OS. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. On the Views tab page, select the RAID controller card to be queried.

    The RAID controller card properties are displayed in the right pane, as shown in Figure 3-7.

    Figure 3-7 Querying RAID controller card properties

Querying RAID Array Properties

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management or iBMA 2.0 is running on the OS. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. On the Views tab page, select the RAID array to be queried.

    The RAID array properties are displayed in the right pane, as shown in Figure 3-8.

    Figure 3-8 Querying RAID array properties

Querying Hard Disk Properties

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The hard disks are managed by a RAID controller card.
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management or iBMA 2.0 is running on the OS. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. On the Views tab page, select the hard disk (a member disk in a RAID array or an independent hard disk) to be queried.

    The hard disk properties are displayed in the right pane, as shown in Figure 3-9 and Figure 3-10.

    Figure 3-9 Querying properties of a member disk in a RAID array

    Figure 3-10 Querying properties of an independent hard disk

Modifying RAID Controller Card Properties

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to RAID Controller.

    The RAID controller setting area shown in Figure 3-11 is displayed. Table 3-12 describes the parameters.

    Figure 3-11 Modifying RAID controller card properties

    Table 3-12 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Copyback State

    The copyback feature allows data to be copied from a source drive to a destination drive.

    If a member drive of a RAID array with redundancy becomes faulty, the hot spare drive automatically takes over the failed drive and starts data synchronization. After a new drive is installed to replace the faulty one, data is copied from the hot spare drive to the new drive. As the data copyback is complete, the hot spare drive restores its hot spare state.

    Copyback on SMART error State

    Copyback can be initiated when the first Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) error occurs on a drive.

    JBOD State

    Just a bunch of disks (JBOD) allows commands to be directly transferred from the RAID controller to the connected hard drives without the need of configuring logical drives. This feature allows the upper-layer service or management software to access and control physical drives.

  5. Set the parameters and click Save.

Creating a Logical Drive

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The hard disks are managed by a RAID controller card.
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Logical Drive.

    The logical drive configuration page is displayed.

  5. Click the option button before Create.

    The logical drive setting area shown in Figure 3-12 is displayed. Table 3-13 describes the parameters.

    Figure 3-12 Creating a logical drive

    Table 3-13 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Name

    Identifies a logical drive.

    Secondary Cache

    Specifies whether to enable CacheCade.

    Strip Size

    Specifies the size of a data strip on each physical drive.

    Read Policy

    Specifies the data read policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Read Ahead: The RAID controller pre-reads sequential data or the data predicted to be used and saves it in the cache.
    • No Read Ahead: The Read Ahead feature is disabled.

    Write Policy

    Specifies the data write policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Write Through: After the drive receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
    • Write Back with BBU: When no battery backup unit (BBU) is configured or the configured BBU is faulty, the RAID controller automatically switches to the Write Through mode.
    • Write Back: After the controller cache receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.

    IO Policy

    Specifies the input/output (I/O) policy for reading data from special logical drives. This policy does not affect the pre-reading cache.

    Value:

    • Cached IO: All the read and write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. Select this value only when CacheCade 1.1 is configured.
    • Direct IO: This value has different meanings in read and write scenarios.
      • In read scenarios, data is directly read from physical drives. (If Read Policy is set to Read Ahead, data read requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller.)
      • In write scenarios, data write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. (If Write Policy is set to Write Through, data is directly written to physical drives.)

    Disk Cache Status

    The disk cache status can be any of the following:
    • Enable: writes data to the cache before writing data to the hard drive. This option improves data write performance. However, data will be lost if there is no protection mechanism against power failures.
    • Disable: writes data to a hard drive without caching the data. Data is not lost if power failures occur.
    • Disk's default: uses the default cache policy.

    Access Policy

    Specifies the access policy for the logical drive.

    Value:
    • Read/Write: Read and write operations are allowed.
    • Read Only: The logical drive is read-only.
    • Blocked: Access to the logical drive is denied.

    Init State

    Specifies whether to initialize the logical drive created.

    Value:

    • No Init: Initialization is not performed.
    • Quick Init: writes zeros to the first 100 MB of the logical drive. Then, the logical drive status changes to Optimal.
    • Full Init: initializes the logical drive. Before the initialization is complete, the logical drive status is initialization.

    Level

    Specifies the RAID level of the logical drive.

    Number of drives per span

    Set this parameter when the RAID level is 10, 50, or 60.

    Disk

    Specifies the disks to be added to the logical drive.

    Capacity

    Specifies the capacity of the logical drive.

  6. Set the parameters and click Save.

Removing Logical Drives

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The hard disks are managed by a RAID controller card.
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Logical Drive.

    The logical drive configuration page is displayed.

  5. Click the option button before Delete.

    The logical drive setting area shown in Figure 3-13 is displayed.

    Figure 3-13 Removing logical drives

  6. Select the logical drives to be deleted and click Save.

Modifying Logical Drive Properties

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The hard disks are managed by a RAID controller card.
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Logical Drive.

    The logical drive configuration page is displayed.

  5. Click the option button before Modify.

    The logical drive setting area shown in Figure 3-14 is displayed. Table 3-14 describes the parameters.

    Figure 3-14 Modifying logical drive properties
    Table 3-14 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Name

    Identifies a logical drive.

    Read Policy

    Specifies the data read policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Read Ahead: The RAID controller pre-reads sequential data or the data predicted to be used and saves it in the cache.
    • No Read Ahead: The Read Ahead feature is disabled.

    Write Policy

    Specifies the data write policy of the logical drive.

    Value:

    • Write Through: After the drive receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.
    • Write Back with BBU: When no battery backup unit (BBU) is configured or the configured BBU is faulty, the RAID controller automatically switches to the Write Through mode.
    • Write Back: After the controller cache receives all data, the controller sends the host a message indicating that data transmission is complete.

    IO Policy

    Specifies the input/output (I/O) policy for reading data from special logical drives. This policy does not affect the pre-reading cache.

    Value:

    • Cached IO: All the read and write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. Select this value only when CacheCade 1.1 is configured.
    • Direct IO: This value has different meanings in read and write scenarios.
      • In read scenarios, data is directly read from physical drives. (If Read Policy is set to Read Ahead, data read requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller.)
      • In write scenarios, data write requests are processed by the cache of the RAID controller. (If Write Policy is set to Write Through, data is directly written to physical drives.)

    Disk Cache Status

    The disk cache status can be any of the following:
    • Enable: writes data to the cache before writing data to the hard drive. This option improves data write performance. However, data will be lost if there is no protection mechanism against power failures.
    • Disable: writes data to a hard drive without caching the data. Data is not lost if power failures occur.
    • Disk's default: uses the default cache policy.

    Access Policy

    Specifies the access policy for the logical drive. The options are as follows:

    Value:
    • Read/Write: Read and write operations are allowed.
    • Read Only: The logical drive is read-only.
    • Blocked: Access to the logical drive is denied.

    BGI Status

    Specifies whether to enable background initialization.

    SSCD Caching

    Specifies whether to use CacheCade drive as the cache.

    Boot Disk

    Specifies whether the logical drive is the boot drive.

  6. Select the logical drive to be modified.
  7. Set the parameters and click Save.

Modifying Member Drive Properties

NOTE:

Before performing this operation, ensure that the following conditions are met:

  • The hard disks are managed by a RAID controller card.
  • The RAID controller card supports iBMC out-of-band management. You can refer to the Technical Specifications section in the RAID controller card user guide to determined whether the RAID card supports the iBMC out-of-band management.
  • The BIOS has started.
  1. On the System Info page, click the Storage tab.
  2. Click the Configure tab.

    The RAID controller configuration page is displayed.

  3. Select the RAID controller card to be managed.
  4. Click next to Physical Drive.

    The physical drive setting area shown in Figure 3-15 is displayed. Table 3-15 describes the parameters.

    Figure 3-15 Modifying physical drive properties
    Table 3-15 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Hot Spare State

    Specifies the hot spare status of the physical drive.

    Value:

    • None: The drive is not a hot spare disk.
    • Global: indicates global hot spare disk.
    • Dedicated: indicates a dedicated hot spare disk.

    Firmware State

    Specifies the status of the physical drive.

    Value:

    • UNCONFIGURED BAD: The drive is unavailable.
    • ONLINE: The drive is online.
    • OFFLINE: The drive is offline.
    • UNCONFIGURED GOOD: The drive is idle.
    • JBOD: The drive is directly managed by the OS.

    Location State

    Specifies whether the locating indicator is lit for the drive.

  5. Select the member disk to be modified.
  6. Set the parameters and click Save.
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