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Smart Provisioning User Guide 09

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Configuring a RAID

Configuring a RAID

Back up data before RAID configuration because the data on hard disks will be lost after RAID configuration.

Creating a RAID Array

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-189.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-189 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-190.

    Figure 5-190 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click Create Raid.

    The window for setting a RAID is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-191.

    Figure 5-191 Setting a RAID

    You can click Advanced to view more parameters. Table 5-14 describes the parameters.

    Table 5-14 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Value

    Controller

    Specifies the RAID controller chip type.

    Avago SAS3108/Avago SAS3508/Avago SAS3516

    Avago SAS3408/Avago SAS3416iMR

    Avago SAS3004

    Avago SAS3008

    Disks

    Specifies the hard disk.

    0-255

    RAID Level

    Specifies the RAID level.

    0, 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, 60

    0, 1, 10

    0, 1

    0, 1, 1E, 10

    Read Policy

    Specifies the read policy.

    • Read Ahead Always
    • No Read Ahead

    The default value is Read Ahead Always.

    The value can only be No Read Ahead.

    Not supported

    Write Policy

    Specifies the write policy.

    • WriteBack
    • WriteThrough
    • Always WriteBack

    The default value is WriteBack.

    The value can only be WriteThrough.

    Disk Cache Policy

    Specifies the cache policy.

    • Direct IO
    • Cached IO

    The default value is Direct IO.

    The value can only be Direct IO.

    Strip Size

    Specifies the fragment/stripe size.

    8-1024

    The default value is 256.

    The value can only be 64.

    Dedicate HotSpare

    Specifies the dedicated hot spare disk.

    Supported

    Supported

    Not supported

    Virtual Disk

    Specifies the virtual disk.

    VD Size

    Specifies the virtual disk size.

    You can enter the actual value or max. The unit can be TB, GB, or MB.

    You can enter the actual value or max. The unit can only be MB.

    VD Name

    Specifies the virtual disk ID.

    The value consists of digits (0-9), lowercase letters (a-z), uppercase letters (A-Z), and underscores (_). The value contains a maximum of 15 characters.

  4. Set a RAID, and click OK.

    A dialog box indicating that RAID configuration will delete all hard disk data is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-192.

    Figure 5-192 Dialog box

  5. Confirm that hard disk data is backed up and click OK.

    The RAID creation starts. After the creation is complete (as shown in Figure 5-193), a RAID array is added to the RAID controller card (for example, Disk Group ID:1 Level:RAID0).

    Figure 5-193 Creation completed

Viewing a RAID Array

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-194.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-194 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-195.

    Figure 5-195 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane (for example, Disk Group ID:0 Level:RAID5 under SAS3108 Index:0).

    The RAID array information window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-196.

    Figure 5-196 RAID array information

    You can view information about the RAID array in this window.

Configuring a RAID Array

NOTE:

The Avago SAS3008 does not support the configuration of RAID arrays.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-197.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-197 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-198.

    Figure 5-198 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane (for example, Disk Group ID:0 Level:RAID5 under SAS3108 Index:0).

    The RAID array information window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-199.

    Figure 5-199 RAID array information

  4. Click Edit.

    The system enters the editing mode.

  5. Set the cache policy (PDCache) for the physical disks in the RAID array.

    • enable: Data is written to the cache before being written to a hard disk, which improves the write performance. However, data will be lost if there is no protection mechanism when power failures occur.
    • disable: Data is not written to the cache before being written to a hard disk. Data is not lost if power failures occur.
    • default: The current disk cache policy remains unchanged.

  6. Set a dedicated hot spare disk (Dedicate HotSpare).

    • Add: Add a dedicated hot spare disk.
    • Delete: Delete a dedicated hot spare disk.

  7. Click Set.

    The settings are saved.

Deleting a RAID Array

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-200.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-200 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-201.

    Figure 5-201 RAID configuration main window

  3. Select a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane, and click Delete in the lower right corner.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-202.

    Figure 5-202 Dialog box

  4. Click OK.

    The RAID array is deleted successfully.

    NOTE:

    To delete all RAID arrays under a RAID controller card, select the RAID controller card and click Clear.

Configuring a RAID

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-203.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-203 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-204.

    Figure 5-204 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click a RAID controller card node on the left pane (for example, SAS3108 Index:0).

    The RAID controller card information window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-205.

    Figure 5-205 RAID controller card information

    Table 5-15 describes the parameters.

    Table 5-15 Parameter description

    Parameter

    Description

    Value (Avago SAS3108/Avago SAS3408/Avago SAS3508/Avago SAS3416iMR/Avago SAS3516)

    Value (Avago SAS3004)

    Value (Avago SAS3008)

    Controller Status

    Specifies the current working status of the RAID controller card. The value cannot be changed.

    -

    Firmware Version

    Specifies the firmware version of the RAID controller card. The value cannot be changed.

    -

    Rebuild Rate

    Specifies the percentage of I/O resources occupied during RAID rebuilding. The default value is 30%. The value can be changed.

    0-100%

    Not supported

    Reconstruction Rate

    Specifies the percentage of I/O resources occupied during migration between different RAID levels. The default value is 30%. The value can be changed.

    0-100%

    Not supported

    Boot Drive

    Specifies the boot disk. The value can be changed.

    • Disk: Select a virtual or physical disk.
    • Mode: Specifies whether the disk is set to the boot disk.
    • Disk: Select an existing virtual or physical disk.
    NOTE:

    A physical disk can be selected only after the hard disk pass-through function is enabled.

    • Mode
      • on: The disk is set to the boot disk.
      • off: The disk is not set to the boot disk.
    • Disk: Select an existing virtual or physical disk.
    • Mode
      • on: The disk is set to the boot disk.
      • off: The disk is not set to the boot disk.

    Global HotSpare

    Specifies the global hot spare disk. The value can be changed.

    • Add: Add a global hot spare disk.
    • Delete: Delete a global hot spare disk.

    Add or delete a global hot spare disk.

    Not supported

    Add or delete a global hot spare disk.

    Patrol Read

    Specifies the system inspection function. The value can be changed.

    • PR Mode: Specifies whether to enable the system inspection function.
    • Delay: Specifies the system inspection period. The unit is hour.
    • PR Mode
      • auto: enabled
      • disable: disabled
    • Delay: 0-65535

    Not supported

    JBOD

    Specifies whether to enable the hard disk pass-through function. The value can be changed.

    • ON: enabled
    • OFF: disabled

    Not supported

  4. Click Edit.

    The system enters the editing mode.

  5. Configure the RAID based on Table 5-15, and click Set.

    The settings are saved.

Viewing a Physical Disk

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-206.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-206 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-207.

    Figure 5-207 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click Physical Disk of a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane.

    The physical disk window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-208.

    Figure 5-208 Physical disk window

    You can view physical disk information in this window.

Adding a Virtual Disk

NOTE:

A virtual disk can be added only when there is available space on the hard disks of a RAID array. If the value of Free Space of a RAID array is not no free space, the RAID array has remaining space.

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-209.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-209 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-210.

    Figure 5-210 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane.

    The RAID array information window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-211.

    Figure 5-211 RAID array information

  4. Click Add VD.

    The Create Raid window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-212.

    Figure 5-212 Create Raid

    You can click Advanced to view more parameters. Table 7-14 describes the parameters.

  5. Set virtual disk information based on Table 7-14, and click OK.

    A virtual disk is added successfully. The virtual disk of which the ID is 1 is added, as shown in Figure 5-213.

    Figure 5-213 Virtual disk added successfully

Configuring a Virtual Disk

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-214.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-214 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-215.

    Figure 5-215 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click a virtual disk of a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane.

    The virtual disk information window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-216.

    Figure 5-216 Virtual disk information

  4. Click Edit.

    The system enters the editing mode.

    NOTE:

    The following parameters can be modified:

    • Name
    • Read Policy
    • Write Policy
    • Disk Cache Policy

  5. Modify the virtual disk information and click Set.

    The settings are saved.

Deleting a Virtual Disk

  1. Access the Smart Provisioning main window, as shown in Figure 5-217.

    • If Smart Provisioning is accessed, click in the upper right corner to return to the welcome window. Then click Start in the welcome window to access the Smart Provisioning main window.
    • If Smart Provisioning is not accessed, access the Smart Provisioning main window by seeing Logging In to Smart Provisioning.
    Figure 5-217 Smart Provisioning version

  2. In the Smart Provisioning main window, click Raid Config.

    The RAID configuration main window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-218.

    Figure 5-218 RAID configuration main window

  3. Click a RAID array under a RAID controller card node on the left pane.

    The RAID array information window is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-219.

    Figure 5-219 RAID array information

  4. Select a virtual disk (for example, the virtual disk of which the ID is 1) of the RAID array under the RAID controller card node on the left pane, and click Delete.

    A confirmation dialog box is displayed, as shown in Figure 5-220.

    Figure 5-220 Dialog box

  5. Click OK.

    The virtual disk is deleted successfully. The virtual disk of which the ID is 1 is deleted, as shown in Figure 5-221.

    Figure 5-221 Virtual disk deleted successfully

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