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FusionServer G5500 Server iBMC (V300 or Later) User Guide 04

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Adding a Logical Drive (addld)

Adding a Logical Drive (addld)


The addld command is used to add a logical drive to a disk array.


ipmcset -t storage -d addld -v <control_id> -array <arrayid> [-name <ldname>] [-size <capative>{m|g|t} ] [-ss <stripesize>] [-rp <rpvalue>] [-wp <wpvalue>] [-iop <iopvalue>] [-ap <apvalue>] [-dcp <dcpvalue>] [-init <initmode>]






Specifies the ID of the RAID controller.

0 to 255
arrayid Specifies the ID of the disk array to be added with the logical drive. 0 to 255
ldname Specifies the name of the logical drive to be added. The parameter value cannot exceed 15 characters.
capative Specifies the capacity of the logical drive to be added. The capacity unit can be:
  • m: MB
  • g: GB
  • t: TB

By default, the capacity equals the remaining space of the disk array.

stripesize Specifies the stripe size (in bytes) of the logical drive. Value:
  • 64K
  • 128K
  • 256K
  • 512K
  • 1M

The default value is 256K.

rpvalue Specifies the read policy of the logical drive.
  • ra: Read Ahead
  • nra: No Read Ahead

The default value is ra.

wpvalue Specifies the write policy of the logical drive.
  • wt: Write Through
  • wb: Write Back
  • wbwithbbu: Write Back with BBU

The default value is wbwithbbu.

iopvalue Specifies the IO policy of the logical drive.
  • cio: Cached IO
  • dio: Direct IO

The default value is dio.

apvalue Specifies the access policy of the logical drive.
  • rw: The logical drive is readable and writable.
  • ro: The logical drive is read only.
  • blocked: The logical drive is hidden.

The default value is rw.

dcpvalue Specifies the cache policy of the logical drive.
  • enabled: The logical drive is allowed to use cache.
  • disabled: The logical drive is not allowed to use cache.
  • default: The default policy is used, that is, the cache policy of the member disks is used.

The default value is enabled.

initmode Specifies the initialization mode of the logical drive.
  • no: The logical drive is not initialized.
  • quick: Quick initialization is performed.
  • full: Full initialization is performed.

The default value is no.

Usage Guidelines

This command can be used only when either of the following conditions is met:


# Add a logical drive to disk array 1 of RAID controller 0.

iBMC:/-> ipmcset -t storage -d addld -v 0 -array 1 -name example -size 500g -ss 256k -rp ra -wp wb -ap rw -iop cio -dcp enabled -init quick 
WARNING: The operation may have many adverse effects.
Do you want to continue?[Y/N]:y
Updated: 2018-10-31

Document ID: EDOC1100031438

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