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    ThinkServer MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide...

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    Appendix D “Notices”. First Edition (June 2011) © Copyright Lenovo 2011. LIMITED AND RESTRICTED RIGHTS NOTICE: If data or software is delivered pursuant a General Services Administration “GSA” contract, use, reproduction, or disclosure is subject to restrictions set forth in Contract No. GS-35F-05925.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table of Contents Table of Contents Chapter 1: Overview ........................13 1.1 SAS Technology .

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    Table of Contents MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 2.6 RAID Configuration Strategies ....................40 2.6.1 Maximizing Fault Tolerance .

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table of Contents 4.9 Expanding a Virtual Drive ....................136 4.10 Using MegaRAID Recovery .

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    Table of Contents MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 5.8.3 Enable or Disable Automatic Rebuild ................182 5.8.4 Flush Controller Cache .

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table of Contents 5.15 Drive-Related Options ..................... . 204 5.15.1 Display Drive Information .

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    Table of Contents MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 5.23 Miscellaneous Options ..................... . 224 5.23.1 Display the MegaCLI Version .

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table of Contents 8.1.4 Creating a Virtual Drive Using Simple Configuration ............. . . 263 8.1.5 Creating a Virtual Drive Using Advanced Configuration .

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    Table of Contents MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 10.2 Running a Consistency Check ....................314 10.2.1 Setting the Consistency Check Settings .

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table of Contents 11.5.9 Enabling Drive Security using LKM ................364 11.5.10 Changing the Drive Security Settings .

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  • Page 13: Sas Technology, Chapter 1: Overview

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 1: Overview SAS Technology Chapter 1 Overview This chapter provides an overview of this guide, which documents the utilities used to configure, monitor, and maintain MegaRAID® Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) RAID controllers with RAID control capabilities and the storage-related devices connected to them.

  • Page 14: Serial-attached Scsi Device Interface, Serial Ata Ii Features

    Chapter 1: Overview Serial-attached SCSI Device Interface MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controllers are based on the first-to-market SAS IC technology and proven MegaRAID technology. As second-generation PCI Express RAID controllers, the MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers address the growing demand for increased data throughput and scalability requirements across midrange and enterprise-class server platforms.

  • Page 15: Solid State Drive Features, Solid State Drive Guard

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 1: Overview Solid State Drive Features  Provides a serial, point-to-point storage interface  Simplifies cabling between devices  Eliminates the master-slave construction used in parallel ATA  Allows addressing of multiple SATA II targets through an expander ...

  • Page 16: Dimmer Switch Feature, Uefi 2.0 Support, Configuration Scenarios

    Chapter 1: Overview Dimmer Switch Feature MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide CacheCade – SSD Caching software Guard works by looking for a predictive failure while monitoring the SDD Self-Monitoring, Analysis and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) error log. If errors indicate a CacheCade – SSD Caching software failure is imminent, MegaRAID starts a rebuild to preserve the data on the CacheCade –...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 1: Overview Configuration Scenarios Figure 1 shows a direct-connect configuration. The Inter-IC (I C) interface communicates with peripherals. The external memory bus provides a 32-bit memory bus, parity checking, and chip select signals for pipelined synchronous burst static random access memory (PSBRAM), nonvolatile static random access memory (NVSRAM), and Flash ROM.

  • Page 18: Valid Drive Mix Configurations With Hdds And Cachecade – Ssd Caching Software, Technical Support

    Chapter 1: Overview Technical Support MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide You can allow a virtual drive to consist of both CacheCade – SSD Caching software and 1.7.1 Valid Drive Mix Configurations with HDDs and CacheCade – SSD HDDs. For virtual drives that have both CacheCade – SSD Caching software and HDDs, Caching software you can choose whether to mix SAS drives and SATA drives on the CacheCade –...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 1: Overview Technical Support Technical Support For assistance with installing, configuring, or running your MegaRAID 6Gb/s SAS RAID controller, contact a Technical Support representative. Click the following link to access the Lenovo Support Web site: http://www.lenovo.com/support Page 19...

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    Chapter 1: Overview Technical Support MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Page 20...

  • Page 21: Raid Description, Raid Benefits, Raid Functions, Components And Features, Chapter 2: Introduction To Raid

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Description Chapter 2 Introduction to RAID This chapter describes Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID), RAID functions and benefits, RAID components, RAID levels, and configuration strategies. In addition, it defines the RAID availability concept, and offers tips for configuration planning.

  • Page 22: Drive Group, Virtual Drive, Fault Tolerance

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide A drive group is a group of physical drives. These drives are managed in partitions 2.4.1 Drive Group known as virtual drives. A virtual drive is a partition in a drive group that is made up of contiguous data 2.4.2 Virtual Drive segments on the drives.

  • Page 23: Consistency Check, Copyback

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features Applications show the enclosures and the drives connected to the enclosures. The firmware dynamically recognizes new enclosures added to a configuration along with their contents (new drives). In addition, the firmware dynamically adds the enclosure and its contents to the management entity currently in-use.

  • Page 24: Background Initialization

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Copyback is also initiated when the first Self-Monitoring Analysis and Reporting Technology (SMART) error occurs on a drive that is part of a virtual drive. The destination drive is a hot spare that qualifies as a rebuild drive. The drive with the SMART error is marked as "failed"...

  • Page 25: Patrol Read, Disk Striping, Disk Mirroring

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features Patrol read involves the review of your system for possible drive errors that could lead 2.4.7 Patrol Read to drive failure and then action to correct errors. The goal is to protect data integrity by detecting drive failure before the failure can damage data.

  • Page 26: Parity

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Disk mirroring provides 100 percent redundancy, but is expensive because each drive in the system must be duplicated. Figure 4 shows an example of disk mirroring. Segment 1 Segment 1 Duplicated Segment 2 Segment 2 Duplicated...

  • Page 27: Disk Spanning

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features Disk spanning allows multiple drives to function like one big drive. Spanning 2.4.11 Disk Spanning overcomes lack of disk space and simplifies storage management by combining existing resources or adding relatively inexpensive resources. For example, four 20 GB drives can be combined to appear to the operating system as a single 80 GB drive.

  • Page 28: Hot Spares

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: In a spanned VD (R10, R50, R60) the span numbering starts from Span 0, Span 1, Span 2, and so on. A hot spare is an extra, unused drive that is part of the disk subsystem. It is usually in 2.4.12 Hot Spares standby mode, ready for service if a drive fails.

  • Page 29: Disk Rebuilds

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features Hot spare drives can be located on any RAID channel. Standby hot spares (not being used in RAID drive group) are polled every 60 seconds at a minimum, and their status made available in the drive group management software.

  • Page 30: Rebuild Rate, Hot Swap, Drive States

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Components and Features MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The rebuild rate is the percentage of the compute cycles dedicated to rebuilding failed 2.4.14 Rebuild Rate drives. A rebuild rate of 100 percent means that the system gives priority to rebuilding the failed drives.

  • Page 31: Virtual Drive States, Beep Codes, Enclosure Management, Raid Levels

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels The virtual drive states are described in Table 5. 2.4.17 Virtual Drive States Table 5: Virtual Drive States State Description Optimal The virtual drive operating condition is good. All configured drives are online.

  • Page 32: Summary Of Raid Levels, Selecting A Raid Level

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide RAID 0 uses striping to provide high data throughput, especially for large files in an 2.5.1 Summary of RAID Levels environment that does not require fault tolerance. RAID 1 uses mirroring so that data written to one drive is simultaneously written to another drive.

  • Page 33: Raid 0, Raid 1

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels RAID 0 provides disk striping across all drives in the RAID drive group. RAID 0 does not 2.5.3 RAID 0 provide any data redundancy, but, along with RAID 0, does offer the best performance of any RAID level.

  • Page 34: Raid 5

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 8: RAID 1 Overview Strong Points Provides complete data redundancy. RAID 1 is ideal for any application that requires fault tolerance and minimal capacity. Weak Points Requires twice as many drives. Performance is impaired during drive rebuilds.

  • Page 35: Raid 6

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3 Segment 4 Segment 5 Parity (1-5) Segment 7 Segment 8 Segment 9 Segment 10 Parity (6-10) Segment 6 Segment 12 Segment 11 Segment 13 Segment 14 Segment 15...

  • Page 36: Raid 00

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Segment 1 Segment 2 Segment 3 Segment 4 Parity (P1-P4) Parity (Q1-Q4) Segment 6 Segment 7 Segment 8 Parity (P5-P8) Parity (Q5-Q8) Segment 5 Segment 10 Segment 9 Segment 11 Segment 12 Parity (P9-P12)

  • Page 37: Raid 10

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment 1 RAID 00 Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment Segment RAID RAID RAID RAID...

  • Page 38: Raid 50

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide In Figure 12, virtual drive 0 is created by distributing data across four drive groups (drive groups 0 through 3). Segment 2 Segment 1 Segment 4 Segment 3 Segment 1 Segment 4 Segment 3 Segment 2...

  • Page 39: Raid 60

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Levels Segment 3 Segment 4 (Segment 3,4) Segment 1 Segment 2 (Segment 1,2) RAID 50 Segment 6 (Segment 5,6) Segment 5 Segment 8 Segment 7 (Segment 7,8) Segment 10 (Segment 9,10) Segment 9 (Segment 11,12)

  • Page 40: Raid Configuration Strategies

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Configuration Strategies MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide RAID 60 can support up to 8 spans and tolerate up to 16 drive failures, though less than total drive capacity is available. Two drive failures can be tolerated in each RAID 6 level drive group.

  • Page 41: Maximizing Fault Tolerance

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Configuration Strategies You cannot configure a virtual drive that optimizes all three factors, but it is easy to choose a virtual drive configuration that maximizes one factor at the expense of another factor.

  • Page 42: Maximizing Performance

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Configuration Strategies MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 15: RAID Levels and Fault Tolerance (Continued) RAID Fault Tolerance Level Provides complete data redundancy using striping across spanned RAID 1 drive groups. RAID 10 works well for any environment that requires the 100 percent redundancy offered by mirrored drive groups.

  • Page 43: Maximizing Storage Capacity

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Configuration Strategies Table 16: RAID Levels and Performance (Continued) RAID Performance Level RAID 10 works best for data storage that need the enhanced I/O performance of RAID 0 (striped drive groups), which provides high data transfer rates.

  • Page 44: Raid Availability, Raid Availability Concept

    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID RAID Availability MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 17: RAID Levels and Capacity (Continued) RAID Capacity Level RAID 10 requires twice as many drives as all other RAID levels except RAID 1. RAID 10 works well for medium-sized databases or any environment that requires a higher degree of fault tolerance and moderate to medium capacity.

  • Page 45: Configuration Planning, Number Of Drives, Drive Group Purpose

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Configuration Planning If a drive fails in a drive group that is configured as a RAID 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, or 60 virtual 2.7.1.2 Rebuilding drive, you can recover the lost data by rebuilding the drive. If you have configured hot spares, the RAID controller automatically tries to use them to rebuild failed drives.

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    Chapter 2: Introduction to RAID Number of Drives MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Fill out Table 18 to help you plan the drive group configuration. Rank the requirements for your drive group, such as storage space and data redundancy, in order of importance, and then review the suggested RAID levels.

  • Page 47: Overview, Purpose And Benefits, Chapter 3: Safestore Disk Encryption

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 3: SafeStore Disk Encryption Overview Chapter 3 SafeStore Disk Encryption This chapter describes the SafeStore™ Disk Encryption service. The SafeStore Disk Encryption service is a collection of features within storage products that supports self-encrypting disks. SafeStore encryption services supports Local Key Management. Overview The SafeStore Disk Encryption service offers the ability to encrypt data on drives and use disk-based key management to provide data security.

  • Page 48: Terminology, Workflow, Enable Security

    Chapter 3: SafeStore Disk Encryption Terminology MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Terminology Table 19 describes the terminology related to the SafeStore encryption feature. Table 19: Terminology used in FDE Option Description Authenticated Mode The RAID configuration is keyed to a user password. The password must be provided on system boot to authenticate the user and facilitate unlocking the configuration for user access to the encrypted data.

  • Page 49: Change Security, Create Secure Virtual Drives

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 3: SafeStore Disk Encryption Workflow CAUTION: If you forget the security key, you will lose access to your data. The password provides additional security. The password should be different from the 3.4.1.3 Create a Password security key.

  • Page 50: Import A Foreign Configuration, Instant Secure Erase

    Chapter 3: SafeStore Disk Encryption Instant Secure Erase MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide If you select simple configuration, select the redundancy type and drive security 3.4.3.1 Simple Configuration method to use for the drive group. Section 8.1.4, Creating a Virtual Drive Using Simple Configuration for the procedures used to select the redundancy type and drive security method for a configuration.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 3: SafeStore Disk Encryption Instant Secure Erase If the encryption key on the drive changes, the drive cannot decrypt the data on the platters, effectively erasing the data on the disks. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (http://www.nist.gov) values this type of data erasure above secure erase and below physical destruction of the device.

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    Chapter 3: SafeStore Disk Encryption Instant Secure Erase MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Page 52...

  • Page 53: Starting The Webbios Cu, Overview, Chapter 4: Webbios Configuration Utility

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Overview Chapter 4 WebBIOS Configuration Utility This chapter describes the WebBIOS Configuration Utility (CU), which enables you to create and manage RAID configurations on SAS controllers. Overview The WebBIOS CU, unlike the MegaRAID Storage Manager™ software, resides in the SAS controller BIOS and operates independently of the operating system.

  • Page 54: Webbios Cu Main Screen Options

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS CU Main Screen Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide WebBIOS CU Main Screen Figure 15 shows the screen that appears when you start the WebBIOS CU and select a Options controller. Figure 15: WebBIOS CU Main Screen In the right frame, the screen shows the virtual drives configured on the controller, and the drives that are connected to the controller.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS CU Main Screen Options  Drive status (such as Online or Unconfigured Good) The toolbar at the top of the WebBIOS CU has the following buttons, as listed in Table 20.

  • Page 56: Managing Software Licensing, Managing Megaraid Advanced Software Options

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide  Virtual Drives: (Alt+v) Select this option to view the Virtual Drives screen, where you can change and view virtual drive properties, delete virtual drives, initialize drives, and perform other tasks. For more information, see Section 4.8.2, Viewing Virtual Drive Properties, Policies, and Operations.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing Figure 16: Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options Wizard NOTE: When you click the Advanced Software Options menu in the main WebBIOS screen, if rehosting is not required, the Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options screen as shown in Figure 16 appears, otherwise if the user decides to opt the...

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The Advanced Software Options Summary wizard appears as shown in Figure 22. 3. Click Configure Key Vault. The Confirm Rehosting process wizard appears as shown in Figure 27. The Configure Key Vault button is conditional, and appears in two scenarios. a.

  • Page 59: Reusing The Activation Key

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing a. Scenario # 1 If you enter an invalid activation key, the following message appears. Figure 18: Invalid Activation Key b. Scenario # 2 If you leave the activation key field blank or enter space characters, the following message appears.

  • Page 60: Managing Advanced Software Summary

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 21: Reusing the Activation Key When you click Activate in Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options wizard 4.4.3 Managing Advanced Software Summary (Figure 16), the Advanced Software Options Summary wizard appears as shown in the following figure.

  • Page 61: Activating An Unlimited Key Over A Trial Key, Activating A Trial Software

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing When you activate an unlimited key over a trial key, the message, "Review the summary 4.4.4 Activating an Unlimited Key Over a Trial Key and go back if you need to make corrections" appears as shown in the following figure. Figure 23: Activating an Unlimited Key over a Trial Key When you activate a trial software, the message "This trial software expires in 30 days",...

  • Page 62: Activating An Unlimited Key, Securing Megaraid Advanced Software, Confirm Rehosting Process

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide When you activate an unlimited key, the message "Review the summary and go back if 4.4.6 Activating an Unlimited Key you need to make corrections" , appears as shown in the following figure. Figure 25: Activating an Unlimited Key If the advanced software is not secured, when you click the Configure Key Vault...

  • Page 63: Rehosting Process Complete

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Software Licensing Perform the following steps to confirm the rehosting process. 1. Click the Configure Key Vault button in the Advanced Software Options wizard in Figure 16. The Confirm Rehosting Process wizard appears as shown in the following figure. Figure 27: Confirm Rehosting Process 2.

  • Page 64: Creating A Storage Configuration, Selecting The Configuration With The Configuration Wizard

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 28: Rehosting Process Complete 1. Select the check box next to the message "I acknowledge that I have completed the re-hosting process in the Advanced Software License Management Portal". 2.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 29: WebBIOS Configuration Wizard Screen 2. Select a configuration option. CAUTION: If you choose the first or second option, all existing data in the configuration will be deleted.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 30: JBOD Drives to Unconfigured Good Screen 5. Click Next. A dialog box warns that you will lose data if you select Clear Configuration or New Configuration.

  • Page 67: Using Automatic Configuration

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 31: WebBIOS Configuration Method Screen 6. On this screen, select a configuration mode: — Manual Configuration: Allows you to control all attributes of the new storage configuration as you create drive groups and virtual drives, and set their parameters.

  • Page 68: Using Manual Configuration

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 1. When WebBIOS displays the proposed new configuration, review the information on the screen, and click Accept to accept it. (Or click Back to go back and change the configuration.) —...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 32: WebBIOS Drive Group Definition Screen 5. After you finish selecting drives for the drive group, click Accept DG. 6. Click Next. The Virtual Drive Definition screen appears, as shown in Figure 33. This screen lists the possible RAID levels for the drive group.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 33: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen 7. Change the virtual drive options from the defaults listed on the screen as needed. Here are brief explanations of the virtual drive options: —...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration — Write Policy: Specify the write policy for this virtual drive: WBack: In Writeback mode the controller sends a data transfer completion signal to the host when the controller cache has received all of the data in a transaction.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 34: RAID 0 Configuration Preview 11. Check the information in the configuration preview. 12. If the virtual drive configuration is acceptable, click Accept to save the configuration.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 35: WebBIOS Drive Group Definition Screen 5. After you finish selecting drives for the drive group, click Accept DG. 6. Click Next. The Virtual Drive Definition screen appears, as shown in Figure 36. You use this screen to select the RAID level, strip size, read policy, and other attributes for the new virtual drives.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 36: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen 7. Change the virtual drive options from the defaults listed on the screen as needed. Here are brief explanations of the virtual drive options: —...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration — Write Policy: Specify the write policy for this virtual drive: WBack: In Writeback mode the controller sends a data transfer completion signal to the host when the controller cache has received all of the data in a transaction.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 37: RAID 1 Configuration Preview 11. Check the information in the configuration preview. 12. If the virtual drive configuration is acceptable, click Accept to save the configuration.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration 2. Click Add To Array to move the drives to a proposed drive group configuration in the Drive Groups panel on the right, as shown in Figure 38. 3.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 39: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen 7. Change the virtual drive options from the defaults listed on the screen as needed. Here are brief explanations of the virtual drive options: —...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Ahead: This enables read ahead capability, which allows the controller to read sequentially ahead of requested data and to store the additional data in cache memory, anticipating that the data will be needed soon. This speeds up reads for sequential data, but there is little improvement when accessing random data.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide — Select Size: Specify the size of the virtual drive in megabytes. Normally, this would be the full size for RAID 5 shown in the Configuration panel on the right. You can specify a smaller size if you want to create other virtual drives on the same drive group.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration In the case of a failure of one drive or two drives in a virtual drive, the RAID controller uses the parity blocks to recreate all of the missing information. If two drives in a RAID 6 virtual drive fail, two drive rebuilds are required, one for each drive.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The Virtual Drive Definition screen appears, as shown in Figure 42. Use this screen to select the RAID level, strip size, read policy, and other attributes for the new virtual drives.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Blocked: Do not allow access. — Read Policy: Specify the read policy for this virtual drive: Normal: This disables the read ahead capability. This is the default. Ahead: This enables read ahead capability, which allows the controller to read sequentially ahead of requested data and to store the additional data in cache memory, anticipating that the data will be needed soon.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: New RAID 6 virtual drives require at least seven drives for a background initialization to start. — Select Size: Specify the size of the virtual drive in megabytes. Normally, this would be the full size for RAID 6 shown in the Configuration panel on the right.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration A RAID 00 drive group is a spanned drive group that creates a striped set from a series 4.5.3.5 Using Manual Configuration: RAID 00 of RAID 0 drive groups. It breaks up data into smaller blocks and then stripes the blocks of data to RAID 00 drive groups.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 44: WebBIOS Drive Group Definition Screen 10. Repeat step 4 through step 6 until you have selected all the drives you want for the drive groups. 11.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 45: WebBIOS Span Definition Screen 13. Under the heading Array With Free Space, hold <Ctrl> while you select a drive group, and then click Add to SPAN. The drive group you select appears in the right frame under the heading Span.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 46: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen 18. Change the virtual drive options from the defaults listed on the screen as needed. Here are brief explanations of the virtual drive options: —...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Ahead: This option enables read ahead capability, which allows the controller to read sequentially ahead of requested data and to store the additional data in cache memory, anticipating that the data will be needed soon. This speeds up reads for sequential data, but there is little improvement when accessing random data.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The Configuration Preview screen appears, as shown in Figure 47. Figure 47: RAID 00 Configuration Preview 22. Check the information in the configuration preview. 23. If the virtual drive configuration is acceptable, click Accept to save the configuration.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration 1. Hold <Ctrl> while selecting two ready drives in the Drives panel on the left. 2. Click Add To Array to move the drives to a proposed two-drive drive group configuration in the Drive Groups panel on the right.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 12. Click Next. The Span Definition screen appears, as shown in Figure 49. This screen displays the drive group holes you can select to add to a span. Figure 49: WebBIOS Span Definition Screen 13.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 50: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen NOTE: The WebBIOS Configuration Utility shows the maximum available capacity while creating the RAID 10 drive group. In version 1.03 of the utility, the maximum size of the RAID 10 drive group is the sum total of the two RAID 1 drive groups.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide — Read Policy: Specify the read policy for this virtual drive: Normal: This disables the read ahead capability. This is the default. Ahead: This enables read ahead capability, which allows the controller to read sequentially ahead of requested data and to store the additional data in cache memory, anticipating that the data will be needed soon.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration 19. Click Accept to accept the changes to the virtual drive definition. 20. If you need to undo the changes, click Reclaim. 21. After you finish defining the virtual drives, click Next . The Configuration Preview screen appears, as shown in Figure 51.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 2. Click Add To Array to move the drives to a proposed drive group configuration in the Drive Groups panel on the right. 3. If you need to undo the changes, click Reclaim. 4.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 53: WebBIOS Span Definition Screen 12. Under the heading Array With Free Space, hold <Ctrl> while you select a drive group of three or more drives, and click Add to SPAN. The drive group you select displays in the right frame under the heading Span.

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    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 54: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen 16. Change the virtual drive options from the defaults listed on the screen as needed. Here are brief explanations of the virtual drive options: —...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration — Write Policy: Specify the write policy for this virtual drive: WBack: In Writeback mode the controller sends a data transfer completion signal to the host when the controller cache has received all of the data in a transaction.

  • Page 100

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 55: RAID 50 Configuration Preview 19. Check the information in the configuration preview. 20. If the virtual drive configuration is acceptable, click Accept to save the configuration.

  • Page 101

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration 3. If you need to undo the changes, click Reclaim. 4. Click Accept DG to create a RAID 6 drive group. An icon for a second drive group displays in the right panel. 5.

  • Page 102

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 57: WebBIOS Span Definition Screen 12. Under the heading Array With Free Space, hold <Ctrl> while you select a drive group of three or more drives, and click Add to SPAN. The drive group you select displays in the right frame under the heading Span.

  • Page 103

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration Figure 58: WebBIOS Virtual Drive Definition Screen 16. Change the virtual drive options from the defaults listed on the screen as needed. Here are brief explanations of the virtual drive options: —...

  • Page 104

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Ahead: This enables read ahead capability, which allows the controller to read sequentially ahead of requested data and to store the additional data in cache memory, anticipating that the data will be needed soon. This speeds up reads for sequential data, but there is little improvement when accessing random data.

  • Page 105: Creating A Cachecade Configuration

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a CacheCade Configuration NOTE: WebBIOS does not not allow you to select 8 KB as the stripe size when you create a RAID 60 drive group with six drives. 17.

  • Page 106

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a CacheCade Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: This procedure does not create a RAID configuration. It creates an CacheCade software virtual drive that functions as a secondary tier of cache. Using CacheCade software as controller cache allows for very large data sets to be present in cache, delivering performance up to 50 times greater than regular cache in read-intensive applications, such as online transaction processing (OLTP), and file and Web server workloads.

  • Page 107

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a CacheCade Configuration Figure 61: CacheCade Array Selection Screen 3. Select an array with free space from the drop-down list and click Select Array. The selected array moves to the right frame under the heading Selected Array. 4.

  • Page 108

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a CacheCade Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 62: CacheCade Disk Screen 5. Click Next to accept the drive group. 6. If you need to undo the changes, click Reclaim. The Config Wizard Preview screen appears, as shown in Figure 63. Page 108...

  • Page 109

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Creating a CacheCade Configuration Figure 63: CacheCade Configuration Preview 7. Click Accept if the configuration is OK. Otherwise, or click Back to return to the previous screens and change the configuration. 8.

  • Page 110: Selecting Safestore Encryption Services Security Options, Enabling The Security Key Identifier, Security Key, And Password

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 64: WebBIOS Main Menu with a CacheCade Virtual Drive Selecting SafeStore The SafeStore Encryption Services feature provides the ability to encrypt data and use Encryption Services Security disk-based key management for the data security solution.

  • Page 111

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options Figure 65: Driver Security Settings Screen 2. To enable the drive security settings, select Enable drive security, and click Accept. The Drive Security Choose mode wizard appears as shown in the following figure. This wizard allows you to choose the security key management mode.

  • Page 112

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options 3. Select EKM in the Drive Security Choose mode wizard. 4. Click OK. 5. Click OK, the system asks you for a restart. The restart message appears as shown in Figure 71.

  • Page 113

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options Figure 68: Enable Drive Security – Enter Security Key 9. Enter a new drive security key or click Suggest to fill the new security key. Enter the new drive security key again to confirm.

  • Page 114

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 69: Enable Drive Security – Enter Pass Phrase 11. If you want to use a pass phrase, click the checkbox Use a pass phrase in addition to the security key.

  • Page 115: Enabling Drive Security Using Ekm

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options Figure 70: Confirm Enable Drive Security Screen 14. Click Yes on the Confirm Enable Drive Security screen to confirm that you want to enable the drive security settings. WebBIOS enables the security key ID, security key, and pass phrase (if applicable) that you entered and returns you to the main menu.

  • Page 116: Changing The Security Key Identifier, Security Key, And Pass Phrase

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 71: System Restart If you selected disk-based encryption when you made the RAID configuration, the drive 4.7.3 Changing the Security Key Identifier, Security Key, and Pass Phrase security will be enabled.

  • Page 117: Change Security From Ekm To Lkm

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options 2. To change the drive security settings, select Change drive security settings... and click Accept. The Change Security Settings – Introduction screen appears as shown in Figure 73. 4.7.4 Change Security from EKM to Figure 73:...

  • Page 118

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 74: Change Security Settings – Security Key ID 5. Choose whether you want to use the existing security key ID or enter a new security key ID.

  • Page 119

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options Figure 75: Change Security Settings – Security Key 7. Choose whether you want to use the existing security key or enter a new security key.

  • Page 120

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 76: Change Security Settings – Pass Phrase Screen 11. If you want to use a pass phrase, click the checkbox Use a pass phrase in addition to the security key.

  • Page 121

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options Figure 77: Authenticate Drive Security Settings Screen 15. Enter the current security key and click OK. The text box for the security key can hold up to 32 characters. The key must be at least eight characters.

  • Page 122: Changing Security From Lkm To Ekm

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 78: Confirm Screen 16. Click Yes to confirm that you want to change the drive security settings. If the current security key is not needed, WebBIOS saves the changes to the security settings and returns you to the main menu.

  • Page 123: Disabling The Drive Security Settings

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security Options Figure 79: Change Security Settings 3. Select the Change current security settings option, the Change Security Settings – Security Key ID wizard is displayed (Figure 74). This procedure continues till Figure 78.

  • Page 124

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Selecting SafeStore Encryption Services Security MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Options Figure 80: Drive Security 2. To disable the drive security settings, select Disable drive security and click Accept. The Confirm Disable Drive Security screen appears as shown in Figure 81. Page 124...

  • Page 125: Viewing And Changing Device Properties, Viewing Controller Properties

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties Figure 81: Confirm Disable Drive Security Settings 3. On the Confirm Disable Security Settings screen, click Yes to confirm that you want to disable the drive security settings. WebBIOS returns you to the MSM main menu.

  • Page 126

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 82: First Controller Properties Screen The information on this screen is read-only and cannot be modified directly. Most of this information is self-explanatory. The screen lists the number of virtual drives that are already defined on this controller, and the number of drives connected to the controller.

  • Page 127

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties Figure 83: Second Controller Properties Screen 3. Click Next to view the third Controller Properties screen, as shown in Figure 84. Figure 84: Third Controller Properties Screen Page 127...

  • Page 128

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 21 describes the entries/options listed on the second and third Controller Properties screen. We recommend that you leave these options at their default settings to achieve the best performance, unless you have a specific reason for changing them.

  • Page 129

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties Table 21: Controller Properties Menu Options (Continued) Option Description Patrol Read Rate Use this option to select the rate for patrol reads for drives connected to the selected controller.

  • Page 130: Viewing Virtual Drive Properties, Policies, And Operations

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide WebBIOS displays properties, policies, and operations for virtual drives. 4.8.2 Viewing Virtual Drive Properties, Policies, and Operations To view these items for the currently selected virtual drive, click on a virtual drive icon in the right panel on the WebBIOS CU main screen.

  • Page 131: Viewing Drive Properties

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties CAUTION: Before you run an initialization, back up any data on the virtual drive that you want to save. All data on the virtual drive is lost when you initialize the drive. ...

  • Page 132

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 86: Physical Drive Screen The drive properties are view-only and are self-explanatory. Note that the properties include the state of the drive. Operations you can perform are listed at the bottom of the screen. After you select an operation, click Go to start the operation.

  • Page 133: Viewing And Changing Battery Backup Unit Information

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties WebBIOS displays the global hot spare as Global and the dedicated hot spare as Ded. The icon for the dedicated hot spare displays under its associated virtual drive. The drive number, drive state, drive capacity, and drive manufacturer display.

  • Page 134

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 88: Second Controller Properties Screen 3. Click Present in the Battery Backup field. The Battery Module screen appears, as shown in Figure 89. This screen contains the following information: —...

  • Page 135

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing and Changing Device Properties Figure 89: Battery Module Screen Most of the Battery Module properties are view-only and are self-explanatory. In the lower right corner of the screen are the auto learn options. A learning cycle is a battery calibration operation performed by the controller periodically to determine the condition of the battery.

  • Page 136: Expanding A Virtual Drive

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Expanding a Virtual Drive MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide — BBU Auto Learn Disabled: Firmware does not monitor or initiate a learning cycle. You can schedule learning cycles manually. — BBU Auto Learn Warn: Firmware warns about a pending learning cycle. You can initiate a learning cycle manually.

  • Page 137: Using Megaraid Recovery

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 91: Expand Virtual Drive Screen 3. Enter the percentage of the available capacity that you want the virtual drive to use. For example, if there are 100 GB of capacity available and you want to increase the size of the virtual drive by 30 GB, select 30 percent.

  • Page 138: Recovery Scenarios, Enabling The Recovery Advanced Software

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide CAUTION: Do not select the virtual drive containing the operating system (OS) as the Snapshot Repository. Updates to the operating system or operating system crashes could destroy data on that virtual drive. There are three primary scenarios in which to use the Recovery feature: 4.10.1 Recovery Scenarios...

  • Page 139

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 92: Virtual Drive Screen 2. Click Enable MegaRAID Recovery in the Operations panel of the screen. 3. Click Go in the Operations panel of the screen. The Enable MegaRAID Recovery screen appears, as shown in Figure 93.

  • Page 140

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 93: Enable MegaRAID Recovery Screen 4. Select a virtual drive from the list of virtual drives in the Select Snapshot Repository drop-down menu. This is the Snapshot Repository virtual drive. This drive stores the snapshot data. Make sure you select a Snapshot Repository virtual drive with enough available capacity.

  • Page 141: Creating Snapshots And Views

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery The capacity is dependent on how write-intensive the application is that you are taking snapshots of. The available capacity is the largest free block of capacity on the Snapshot Repository virtual drive.

  • Page 142

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 94: Snapshot Base Virtual Drive Operations 3. Click Manage Snapshots in the Operations panel. The Virtual Drive Properties screen appears, as shown in Figure 95. Page 142...

  • Page 143

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 95: Properties 4. Enter a snapshot name in the Enter snapshot name textbox and click Create Snapshot. This creates a snapshot that appears as a link in the Snapshot Timeline. 5.

  • Page 144

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 96: Create View Screen 8. Enter a view name in the Enter View Name field, specify the capacity of the view in the Write Capacity field and click OK. This creates the view.

  • Page 145: Creating Concurrent Snapshots

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 97: Snapshot and View Details If you have created multiple Snapshot Base virtual drives, you can create snapshots on 4.10.4 Creating Concurrent Snapshots all of them at one time (concurrent snapshots). Each snapshot has the same name and timestamp.

  • Page 146: Selecting The Snapshot Settings

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 3. Click Create in the Snapshot field. The Snapshot Base Properties screen appears, as shown in Figure 99. Figure 99: Create Snapshots Screen 4. Enter a snapshot name in the Enter Snapshot Name field. 5.

  • Page 147

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 100: Virtual Drive Screen 2. Click Manage Snapshots. The Snapshot Settings screen appears, as shown in Figure 101. Page 147...

  • Page 148: Viewing Snapshot Properties

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 101: Snapshot Settings Screen 3. Select the check box next to Take Snapshot on every Reboot option, or select the Automatically delete the oldest snapshot option, or select the Stop tracking snapshots using the radio button.

  • Page 149

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 102: Virtual Drive Screen 2. Click Snapshot Properties. The Snapshot Repository Properties screen appears, as shown in Figure 103. Page 149...

  • Page 150: Restoring A Virtual Drive By Rolling Back To A Snapshot

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 103: Snapshot Repository Properties 3. Click OK to return to the Virtual Drive screen. You can roll back to a previous Point-in-Time snapshot to recover an entire volume. This 4.10.7 Restoring a Virtual Drive by Rolling Back to a Snapshot...

  • Page 151

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 104: Virtual Drive Screen 3. Click the AdvOpers radio button and then click Go. The Advanced Operations screen appears, as shown in Figure 105. Page 151...

  • Page 152: Cleaning Up A Snapshot Repository

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 105: Advanced Operations Screen 4. Select a snapshot from the drop-down menu. If the volume is still damaged, continue to select from the next most current PiT snapshot to the oldest.

  • Page 153

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Using MegaRAID Recovery Figure 106: Virtual Drive Screen 2. Click the AdvOpers radio button and then click Go. The Advanced Operations screen appears, as shown in Figure 107. Page 153...

  • Page 154: Viewing System Event Information

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing System Event Information MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 107: Advanced Operations Screen 3. Click Cleanup Snapshot Repository. 4. Click Go. This action cleans up the Snapshot Repository. 4.11 Viewing System Event The SAS controller firmware monitors the activity and performance of all storage Information configurations and devices in the system.

  • Page 155

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Viewing System Event Information Figure 108: Event Information Screen The right side of the screen is blank until you select an event to view. The First Sequence and Last Sequence fields in the upper left of the screen show you how many event entries are currently stored.

  • Page 156: Managing Configurations, Running A Consistency Check, Deleting A Virtual Drive

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 4.12 Managing Configurations This section includes information about maintaining and managing storage configurations. You should periodically run a consistency check on fault-tolerant virtual drives. A 4.12.1 Running a Consistency Check consistency check verifies that the redundancy data is correct and available for RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, and RAID 60 drive groups.

  • Page 157

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations If WebBIOS CU detects a foreign configuration, the Foreign Configuration screen appears, as shown in Figure 109. Figure 109: Foreign Configuration Import Screen Follow these steps to import or clear a foreign configuration. 1.

  • Page 158

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 110: Foreign Configuration Preview Screen The right panel shows the virtual drive properties of the foreign configuration. In this example, there are two RAID 1 virtual drives with 67.843 GB each. The left panel shows the drives in the foreign configuration.

  • Page 159

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations NOTE: Start a consistency check immediately after the rebuild is complete to ensure data integrity for the virtual drives. Section 4.12.1, Running a Consistency Check for more information about checking data consistency.

  • Page 160: Importing Foreign Configurations, Import Foreign Drives In Ekm/ekm Secured Locked Drives

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide If your IR virtual drive has only 64 MB for metadata at the end of the drive, you cannot import the virtual drive into MegaRAID. You need to use another upgrade method, such as backup/restore to the upgraded virtual drive type.

  • Page 161: Import Foreign Drives For Lkm Secured Locked Drives

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations When you scan a foreign configuration, and if any of the foreign LKM secured locked 4.12.6 Import Foreign Drives for LKM Secured Locked Drives drives prompt you to enter a security key, assuming that the drive security is enabled on the controller, the following wizard appears.

  • Page 162: Migrating The Raid Level Of A Virtual Drive

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide As the amount of data and the number of drives in your system increase, you can use 4.12.8 Migrating the RAID Level of a Virtual Drive RAID-level migration to change a virtual drive from one RAID level to another. You do not have to power down or restart the system.

  • Page 163: New Drives Attached To A Megaraid Controller

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility Managing Configurations 3. Select AdvOpers under the Operations heading. The Advanced Operations screen appears, as shown in Figure 114. Figure 114: Advanced Operations Screen 4. Select either Change RAID Level or Change RAID Level and Add Drive. —...

  • Page 164: Webbios Dimmer Switch

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide A new drive in JBOD drive state is exposed to the host operating system as a stand-alone drive. Drives in JBOD drive state are not part of the RAID configuration because they do not have valid DDF records.

  • Page 165

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch Figure 115: Controller Information - Power Save Mode for Config Drives 2. Click Next. The Controller Properties screen appears as shown in the following figure. Page 165...

  • Page 166

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 116: Controller Properties 3. Click Next. The Controller Properties screen with the Manage Powersave option appears in the following figure. Page 166...

  • Page 167

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch Figure 117: Controller Properties - Manage Powersave option 4. Click the Manage Powersave option. The Power Save Setting screen appears as shown in the following figure. Page 167...

  • Page 168

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 118: Power Save Setting 5. Select all the check boxes to go to the following screen. Page 168...

  • Page 169

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch Figure 119: Power Save Setting- Check boxes 6. Click Finish. The Confirmation message as shown in Figure 121 appears. In the Power-Save Setting screen (Figure 118) , if you select all the check boxes, except the configured drives, then the following screen appears.

  • Page 170: Power-save Mode

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 9. Select the Configured drives check box to let the controller enable the Configured drives to enter the Power-Save mode. 10. Click Next. The following confirmation message page appears. Figure 121: Power Save Settings Confirmation Message If you do not specify the Power-Save settings in the Power Save settings screen as shown in Figure 118, the following message appears.

  • Page 171: Power Save Settings-advanced

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch Figure 123: Power-Save Mode You can schedule the drive active time by selecting the Start time and End time in the 4.13.2 Power Save Settings-Advanced Power-Save Settings screen. Perform the following steps to schedule the drive active time.

  • Page 172: Power-save While Creating Virtual Drives

    Chapter 4: WebBIOS Configuration Utility WebBIOS Dimmer Switch MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 2. Select the start time and end time from the Scheduled drive active time field using the Start time and End time drop-down selectors. 3. Click OK. The drive active time is scheduled.

  • Page 173: Product Overview, Chapter 5: Megaraid Command Tool

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Product Overview Chapter 5 MegaRAID Command Tool The MegaRAID Command Tool (CT) is a command line interface (CLI) application for SAS. You can use this utility to configure, monitor, and maintain MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers and the devices connected to them.

  • Page 174: Novell Netware, Sco, Solaris, Freebsd, And Dos Operating System Support

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Novell NetWare, SCO, Solaris, FreeBSD, and DOS MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Operating System Support  Stop or display an ongoing background initialization  Start or display a reconstruction  Start or stop patrol read ...

  • Page 175: Command Line Abbreviations And Conventions, Abbreviations Used In The Command Line, Conventions

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Command Line Abbreviations and Conventions For the Solaris operating system, we release MegaCLI as a package that can be installed like any other package installation in Solaris. For the Novell NetWare operating system, we provide an executable file, MegaCLI.nlm, that you can execute from any folder.

  • Page 176: Pre-boot Megacli

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Pre-boot MegaCLI MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 24: Conventions (Continued) Convention Description Specifies the command is for virtual drives 0, 1, and 2. You can select two or -L0,1,2 more virtual drives in this manner. Specifies the command is for all virtual drives.

  • Page 177: Cachecade - Ssd Caching Related Options

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool CacheCade - SSD Caching Related Options  CfgSave  CfgRestore  AdpBbuCmd  AdpFacDefSet  AdpFwFlash  AdpGetConnectorMode  AdpSetConnectorMode  DirectPdMapping  ShowEnclList  ShowVpd  EnclLocate  PdFwDownload ...

  • Page 178: Create A Solid State Drive Cache Drive To Use As Secondary Cache

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Software License Key MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to create a cache drive using CacheCade 5.5.1 Create a Solid State Drive Cache Drive to Use as Secondary Cache software.

  • Page 179: Safestore Security Options, Use Instant Secure Erase On A Physical Drive

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool SafeStore Security Options SafeStore Security Use the commands in this section to manage the SafeStore Security feature. This Options feature offers the ability to encrypt data on disks and use disk-based key management to provide data security.

  • Page 180: Destroy The Security Key, Create A Security Key, Drive Security Key

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool SafeStore Security Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to destroy the security key. 5.7.3 Destroy the Security Key Table 30: Destroy the Security Key Convention MegaCli -DestroySecurityKey | [-Force] -aN Description Destroys the security key.

  • Page 181: Change The Security Key, Get The Security Key Id, Set The Security Key Id

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool SafeStore Security Options Use the command in the following table to change they security key to a new security 5.7.6 Change the Security Key key. Table 33: Change the Security Key Convention MegaCli -ChangeSecurityKey -OldSecurityKey sssssssssss | -SecurityKey sssssssssss| [-Passphrase...

  • Page 182: Verify The Security Key, Controller Property-related Options, Display Controller Properties, Display Number Of Controllers Supported

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Controller Property-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to verify the security key. 5.7.9 Verify the Security Key Table 36: Verify the Security Key ID Convention MegaCli -VerifySecurityKey -SecurityKey sssssssssss Description Verifies that the security key is the correct one for the self-encrypted disk.

  • Page 183: Flush Controller Cache, Set Controller Properties

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Controller Property-Related Options Use the command in the following table to flush the controller cache on the selected 5.8.4 Flush Controller Cache controller(s). This option sends the contents of cache memory to the virtual drive(s). If the MegaRAID system must be powered down rapidly, you must flush the contents of the cache memory to preserve data integrity.

  • Page 184

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Controller Property-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 41: Set Controller Properties Convention MegaCli –AdpSetProp {CacheFlushInterval –val}|{RebuildRate -val}| {PatrolReadRate –val}|{BgiRate –val}|{CCRate –val}| {ReconRate –val}| {SpinupDriveCount –val}|{SpinupDelay –val}|{CoercionMode –val} | {ClusterEnable –val}|{PredFailPollInterval –val}| {BatWarnDsbl –val}| {EccBucketSize –val}|{EccBucketLeakRate –val}|{AbortCCOnError –val}|AlarmEnbl | AlarmDsbl | AlarmSilence |{SMARTCpyBkEnbl –val} | -AutoDetectBackPlaneDsbl | -CopyBackDsbl | -LoadBalanceMode...

  • Page 185: Display Specified Controller Properties, Set Factory Defaults, Set Sas Address

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Controller Property-Related Options Use the command in the following table to display specified properties on the selected 5.8.6 Display Specified Controller Properties controller(s). Table 42: Display Specified Controller Properties Convention MegaCli –AdpGetProp CacheFlushInterval | RebuildRate | PatrolReadRate| BgiRate | CCRate | ReconRate | SpinupDriveCount | SpinupDelay | CoercionMode | PredFailPollInterval | ClusterEnable | BatWarnDsbl | EccBucketSize | EccBucketLeakRate...

  • Page 186: Display Time And Date On Controller, Get Connector Mode, Set Connector Mode

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Controller Property-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to display the time and date on the selected 5.8.10 Display Time and Date on Controller controller(s). Table 46: Display Time and Date on Controller Convention MegaCli –AdpGetTime -aN Description...

  • Page 187: Set Patrol Read Options, Set Patrol Read Delay Interval

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Patrol Read-Related Controller Properties Patrol Read-Related You can use the commands in this section to select the settings for Patrol Read. A Patrol Controller Properties Read scans the system for possible drive errors that could lead to drive failure, then takes action to correct the errors.

  • Page 188: Select Bios Status Options, Display Bbu Information, Battery Backup Unit-related Properties

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Battery Backup Unit-Related Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: This option does not write a boot sector to the virtual drive. The operating system will not load if the boot sector is incorrect. Table 51: Bootable Virtual Drive ID Convention MegaCli –AdpBootDrive {-Set –Lx| -physdrv[E0:S0]}} | -Get -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 189: Display Bbu Status Information

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Battery Backup Unit-Related Properties Use the command in the following table to display complete information about the 5.11.2 Display BBU Status Information status of the BBU, such as temperature and voltage, for the selected controller(s). Table 54: Display BBU Status Information Convention MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuStatus –aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 190: Display Bbu Capacity, Display Bbu Design Parameters

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Battery Backup Unit-Related Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to display the BBU capacity for the selected 5.11.3 Display BBU Capacity controller(s). Table 55: Display BBU Capacity Information Convention MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuCapacityInfo –aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 191: Display Current Bbu Properties, Start Bbu Learning Cycle, Place Battery In Low-power Storage Mode

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Battery Backup Unit-Related Properties Use the command in the following table to display the current BBU properties for the 5.11.5 Display Current BBU Properties selected controller(s). Table 57: Display Current BBU Properties Convention MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -GetBbuProperties –aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 192: Set Bbu Properties, Event Log Management, Options For Displaying Logs Kept At The Firmware Level

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Options for Displaying Logs Kept at the Firmware MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Level Use the command in the following table to set the BBU properties on the selected 5.11.8 Set BBU Properties controller(s) after reading from the file. Table 60: Set BBU Properties Convention MegaCli -AdpBbuCmd -SetBbuProperties -f<fileName>...

  • Page 193: Set Bbu Terminal Logging, Create A Raid Drive Group From All Unconfigured Good Drives

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Configuration-Related Options NOTE: -AdpEventLogInfo does not support the file option in PCLI. Use the command in the following table to set the BBU terminal logging for the 5.12.2 Set BBU Terminal Logging selected controller(s).

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    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Configuration-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 63: Create a Drive Group from All of the Unconfigured Drives Convention MegaCli –CfgLDAdd -RX[E0:S0,E1:S1,...] [WT | WB] [NORA | RA | ADRA] [Direct | Cached] [CachedBadBBU|NoCachedBadBBU] [-szXXX [-szYYY ...]] [-strpszM] [-Hsp[E0:S0,...]] [-AfterLdX] | | -Force [FDE|CtrlBased] Description Creates one RAID drive group out of all of the unconfigured good drives, and a hot spare, if desired.

  • Page 195: Add Raid 0, 1, 5, Or 6 Configuration

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Configuration-Related Options Use the command in the following table to add a RAID level 0, 1, 5, or 6 configuration to 5.13.2 Add RAID 0, 1, 5, or 6 Configuration the existing configuration on the selected controller.

  • Page 196: Add Raid 10, 50, Or 60 Configuration, Clear The Existing Configuration

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Configuration-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to add a RAID 10, RAID 50, or RAID 60 5.13.3 Add RAID 10, 50, or 60 Configuration configuration to the existing configuration on the selected controller. For RAID levels 0, 1, 5, or 6, see Section 5.13.2, Add RAID 0, 1, 5, or 6 Configuration Table 65: Add RAID 10, 50, or 60 Configuration...

  • Page 197: Restore The Configuration Data From File, Manage Foreign Configuration Information

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Configuration-Related Options Use the command in the following table to read the configuration from the file and 5.13.6 Restore the Configuration Data from File load it on the selected controller(s). You can restore the read/write properties and RAID configuration using hot spares.

  • Page 198: Delete Specified Virtual Drive(s), Display The Free Space, Display Virtual Drive Information, Virtual Drive-related Options

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Virtual Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to delete one, multiple, or all virtual drives on 5.13.8 Delete Specified Virtual Drive(s) the selected controller(s). Table 70: Delete Specified Virtual Drives Convention MegaCli –CfgLDDel –Lx|-L0,1,2|-Lall -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 199: Change The Virtual Drive Cache And Access Parameters

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Virtual Drive-Related Options Use the command in the following table to change the cache policy and access policy 5.14.2 Change the Virtual Drive Cache and Access Parameters for the virtual drive(s) on the selected controller(s). Table 73: Change Virtual Drive Cache and Access Parameters Convention MegaCli –LDSetProp WT | WB [-Immediate]| RA |NORA |...

  • Page 200: Manage Virtual Drives Initialization, Manage A Consistency Check

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Virtual Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to manage initialization of the virtual drive(s) 5.14.4 Manage Virtual Drives Initialization on the selected controller(s). Table 75: Manage Virtual Drive Initialization Convention MegaCli –LDInit {–Start [Fast | Full]} |-Abort|–ShowProg|-ProgDsply...

  • Page 201: Schedule A Consistency Check, Manage A Background Initialization

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Virtual Drive-Related Options Use the command in the following table to schedule a consistency check (CC) on the 5.14.6 Schedule a Consistency Check virtual drives for the selected controller(s). There are options to set the mode, change the CC start time, set the delay time and display of the CC info.

  • Page 202: Perform A Virtual Drive Reconstruction, Display Information About Virtual Drives And Drives

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Virtual Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to perform a reconstruction of the virtual 5.14.8 Perform a Virtual Drive Reconstruction drive(s) on the selected controller(s). Table 79: Virtual Drive Reconstruction Convention MegaCli –LDRecon {–Start –Rx [Add | Rmv PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1,...] ] } |–ShowProg|-ProgDsply...

  • Page 203: Clear The Ldbbm Table Entries, Display The List Of Virtual Drives With Preserved Cache

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Virtual Drive-Related Options Use the command in the following table to clear the LDBBM table entries. 5.14.11 Clear the LDBBM Table Entries Table 82: Clear the LDBBM Table Entries Convention MegaCli -LDBBMClr -Lx|-L0,1,2,...|-Lall -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 204: Display Drive Information, Set The Drive State To Online, Set The Drive State To Offline

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 5.15 Drive-Related Options You can use the commands in this section to select settings for the drives and perform actions on them. Use the command in the following table to display information about the drives on the 5.15.1 Display Drive Information selected controller(s).

  • Page 205: Change The Drive State To Unconfigured Good, Change The Drive State

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options Use the command in the following table to change the state of a drive from 5.15.4 Change the Drive State to Unconfigured Good Unconfigured-Bad to Unconfigured-Good. Table 89: Change Drive State to Unconfigured Good Convention MegaCli –PDMakeGood -PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1..] | [-Force] -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL...

  • Page 206: Manage A Drive Initialization, Rebuild A Drive

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to manage a drive initialization on the 5.15.6 Manage a Drive Initialization selected controller(s). Table 91: Drive Initialization Convention MegaCli –PDClear -Start |-Stop|-ShowProg |-ProgDsply -PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1..] -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL Description Manages initialization or displays initialization progress on a single...

  • Page 207: Locate The Drive(s) And Activate Led, Mark The Configured Drive As Missing

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options Use the command in the following table to locate the drive(s) for the selected 5.15.8 Locate the Drive(s) and Activate LED controller(s) and activate the drive activity LED. Table 93: Locate Drive and Activate LED Convention MegaCli –PDLocate –PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1..]...

  • Page 208: Replace The Configured Drives And Start An Automatic Rebuild, Prepare The Unconfigured Drive For Removal

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to replace configured drive(s) and start an 5.15.11 Replace the Configured Drives and Start an Automatic Rebuild automatic rebuild of the drive for the selected controller(s). Table 96: Replace Configured Drive(s) and Start Automatic Rebuild Convention MegaCli –PDReplaceMissing –PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1..]...

  • Page 209: Download Firmware To The Physical Devices

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options Use the command in the following table to download firmware to the physical devices 5.15.15 Download Firmware to the Physical Devices connected to the selected controller(s). Table 100: Download Firmware to the Physical Devices Convention MegaCli –PdFwDownload [offline] {[-SataBridge] -PhysDrv[E0:S0,E1:S1..]}|{-EncdevId[devId1,devId2,...

  • Page 210: Configure All Free Drives Into A Raid 0, 1, 5, Or 6 Configuration For A Specific Controller

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Drive-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to download firmware to the physical devices 5.15.16 Configure All Free Drives into a RAID 0, 1, 5, or 6 Configuration for a connected to the selected controller(s).

  • Page 211: Set The Mapping Mode Of The Drives To The Selected Controller(s)

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Enclosure-Related Options Use the command in the following table to set the mapping mode of the physical 5.15.17 Set the Mapping Mode of the Drives to the Selected Controller(s) devices connected to the selected controller(s). Table 102: Set the Mapping Mode of the Drive to the Selected Controller Convention MegaCli -DirectPdMapping -Enbl|-Dsbl|-Dsply...

  • Page 212: Display Enclosure Status, Flash The Firmware With The Rom File

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Flashing the Firmware MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to display the status of the enclosure for 5.16.2 Display Enclosure Status selected controller(s). Table 105: Display Enclosure Status Convention MegaCli –EncStatus -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL Description Displays the status of the enclosure for the selected controller(s).

  • Page 213: Start Controller Diagnostics, Start Battery Test, Sas Topology, Diagnostic-related Options, Recovery (snapshot)-related Options

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool SAS Topology 5.18 SAS Topology The commands in this section are used to display SAS topology. Use the command in the following table to display the PHY connection information for physical PHY M on the selected controller(s).

  • Page 214: Enable The Snapshot Feature, Disable The Snapshot Feature, Take Snapshot Of Volume

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Recovery (Snapshot)-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to enable the snapshot feature on a selected 5.20.1 Enable the Snapshot Feature virtual drive.. Table 111: Enable the Snapshot Feature Convention MegaCli -Snapshot -Enbl -szXXX SnapshotRepositoryLD N [-AutoSnapshot]...

  • Page 215: Set The Snapshot Properties, Delete A Snapshot

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Recovery (Snapshot)-Related Options Use the command in the following table to set the snapshot properties.. 5.20.4 Set the Snapshot Properties Table 114: Set the Snapshot Properties Convention MegaCli -Snapshot -SetProp {-AutoSnapshot -val} | {-AutoDeleteOldestSnapshot -val} -Lx -aN|-a0,1,2|-aALL Description...

  • Page 216: Create A View, Delete A View, Rollback To An Old Snapshot

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Recovery (Snapshot)-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to create a view. A view contains the content 5.20.6 Create a View from the Point-in-Time [PiT] when the snapshot was made.. Table 116: Create a View Convention MegaCli -Snapshot -CreateView -SnapshotTime yyyymmdd...

  • Page 217: Display Snapshot And View Information

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Recovery (Snapshot)-Related Options Use the command in the following table to display information about the snapshot and 5.20.9 Display Snapshot and View Information the view.. Table 119: Display Snapshot and View Information Convention MegaCli -Snapshot -Info [-SnapshotTime yyyymmdd hh:mm:ss | -ViewTime yyyymmdd hh:mm:ss] -Lx...

  • Page 218: Displays The Read And Write Configuration File, Fastpath-related Options

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool FastPath-related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: MSM or OEM applications must be running to flush file system buffers and take snapshot when snapshot schedule expires. The system does not support snapshot creation through BMC (sideband) and snapshot on volumes, which are used for VM creation under virtualized environment.

  • Page 219: Display Selected Adapter Properties, Dimmer Switch-related Options

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Dimmer Switch-Related Options 5.22 Dimmer Switch-Related The following tables display command information about the Dimmer switch option. Options Use the command in the following table to display the selected Adapter Properties. 5.22.1 Display Selected Adapter Properties...

  • Page 220: Sets The Properties On The Selected Adapter

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Dimmer Switch-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to set the Properties on the selected Adapter. 5.22.2 Sets the Properties on the Selected Adapter Table 124: Sets the Properties on the selected Adapter Convention MegaCLI -AdpSetProp{CacheFlushInterval -val}|{ RebuildRate -val}|{PatrolReadRate -val}| {BgiRate...

  • Page 221: Displays About Adding A Raid Level To A Specified Adapter, Displays Creating A Raid Level

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Dimmer Switch-Related Options Use the command in the following table to add a RAID level to a specified adapter. 5.22.4 Displays about Adding a RAID Level to a Specified Adapter Table 126: Adds a RAID Level to a Specified Adapter Convention MegaSCU -CfgLdAdd -rX[E0:S0,E1:S1,...] [WT|WB] [NORA|RA|ADRA] [Direct|Cached]...

  • Page 222

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Dimmer Switch-Related Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 127: Creates a RAID Level 10,50,60 (spanned) Configuration (Continued) Description Creates a RAID level 10, 50, or 60 (spanned) configuration from the specified arrays. Even if no -CfgSpanAdd: configuration is present, you must use this option to write the configuration to the adapter.

  • Page 223: Displays About Adding The Unconfigured Drive To A Specified Adapter

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Dimmer Switch-Related Options Use the command in the following table to add the Unconfigured Drives to a Adapter. 5.22.6 Displays about Adding the Unconfigured Drive to a Specified Adapter Table 128: Adds the Unconfigured Physical Drive to RAID Level 0,1,5,6 to a Specified Adapter Convention MegaSCU -CfgAllFreeDrv -rX [-SATAOnly] [-SpanCount XXX] [WT|WB] [NORA|RA|ADRA]...

  • Page 224: Displays The Cache And Access Policies, Miscellaneous Options, Display The Megacli Version

    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Miscellaneous Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Use the command in the following table to display the cache and access policies of the 5.22.7 Displays the cache and access policies virtual disks. Table 129: Displays the Cache and Access policies of the Virtual Disks Convention MegaSCU -LDGetProp -Cache | -Access | -Name | -DskCache | -PSPolicy -Lx|-L0,1,2|-LALL...

  • Page 225: Summary Information

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Miscellaneous Options Use the command in the following table to display help information for the MegaCLI 5.23.3 Summary Information utility. Table 132: Display Help for MegaCLI Convention MegaCli -ShowSummary [-f filename] –aN Description Displays a summary of system information, controller information, drive information, virtual drive information, and enclosure information.

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    Chapter 5: MegaRAID Command Tool Miscellaneous Options MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Page 226...

  • Page 227: Creating Storage Configurations, Overview, Monitoring Storage Devices, Maintaining Storage Configurations, Hardware And Software Requirements

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Overview Chapter 6 MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation This chapter provides a brief overview of the MegaRAID® Storage Manager™ (MSM) software and explains how to install it on the supported operating systems. Overview MegaRAID Storage Manager software enables you to configure, monitor, and maintain storage configurations on SAS controllers.

  • Page 228: Prerequisites To Running Msm Remote Administration, Installing Megaraid Storage Manager, Prerequisite For Msm Installation

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Prerequisites to Running MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide MSM Remote Administration  PC-compatible computer with an IA-32 (32-bit) Intel Architecture processor or an EM64T (64-bit) processor; also compatible with SPARC V9 architecture-based systems ...

  • Page 229: Installing Megaraid Storage Manager Software On Microsoft Windows

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager The SNMP-Util package includes the RPM’s net-snmp-libs, net-snmp-utils and additional dependent RPM’s. Make sure that these RPM’s are installed from the operating system media before you install the MSM. Follow these steps if you need to install MegaRAID Storage Manager software on a 6.4.2 Installing MegaRAID Storage...

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    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing MegaRAID MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Storage Manager 6. Click Next to continue. 7. On the next screen, accept the default Destination Folder, or click Change to select a different destination folder. Click Next to continue. The Setup Type screen appears, as shown in Figure 127.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager Figure 128: Setup Type Screen 10. Select one of the custom setup options. The options are fully explained in the screen text. — Select Client if you are installing MegaRAID Storage Manager software on a PC that will be used to view and configure servers over a network.

  • Page 232: Installing Megaraid Storage Manager For Sparc

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing MegaRAID MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Storage Manager Figure 129: Custom Setup Screen 11. Click Next to proceed. 12. Click Install to install the program. 13. When the final Configuration Wizard screen appears, click Finish. If you select Client installation for a PC used to monitor servers, and if there are no available servers with a registered framework on the local subnet (that is, servers with a complete installation of MegaRAID Storage Manager software), the server screen will...

  • Page 233: Installing Megaraid Storage Manager Software For Linux

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing MegaRAID Storage Manager 1. Copy the “MegaRaidStorageManager-SOLSPARC-8.10-…….tar.gz” file to a temporary folder. 2. Untar the “MegaRaidStorageManager-SOLSPARC-8.10-…….tar.gz” file using the following command: tar -zxvf “MegaRaidStorageManager-SOLSPARC-8.10-…….tar.gz” This step creates a new disk directory. Go to the new disk directory, and find and read the readme.txt file.

  • Page 234: Prerequisites For Installing Msm On Rhel6.0 X64 Operating System, Linux Error Messages, Kernel Upgrade

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing MegaRAID MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Storage Manager  Client Components Only - The storelib feature of the product are not installed in this type of installation. As a result, the resident system can only administer and configure all of the servers in the subnet, but it cannot serve as a server.

  • Page 235: Msm Customization, Megaraid Storage Manager Support And Installation On Vmware

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation MegaRAID Storage Man- ager Support and Installation on VMWare /etc/init.d/vivaldiframeworkd restart /etc/init.d/mrmonitor restart You can customize your Logo and Splash screen by editing the ’msm.properties’ file 6.4.8 MSM Customization present in the <installation-directory\MegaRAID Storage Manager>...

  • Page 236: Uninstalling Megaraid Storage Manager For Vmware

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation MegaRAID Storage Man- MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide ager Support and Installation on VMWare To uninstall the Server Component of MSM on VMWare, use the Uninstall command 6.5.2 Uninstalling MegaRAID Storage Manager for VMWare in the Program menu or run the script /usr/local/MegaRAID Storage Manager/uninstaller.sh.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation MegaRAID Storage Man- ager Support and Installation on VMWare Which one of the two possibilities to choose depends on your application. It is recommended to choose between both possibilities at a early stage, because the creation of a new Vswitch with VMkernel requires a reboot to make sure a proper communication between the CIM provider and the new interface.

  • Page 238: Limitations

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation MegaRAID Storage Man- MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide ager Support and Installation on VMWare Figure 131: Host ESXi Server Name You can click Configure Host if you want to select the display preferences for the server. You can choose to display only the local server, systems from a list, or display all of the systems in the network of the local server.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation MegaRAID Storage Man- ager Support and Installation on VMWare SFCB supports Common Manageablity Programming Interface (CMPI)-style providers. CMPI defines a common standard used to interface Manageability Instrumentation (providers, instrumentation) to Management Brokers (CIM Object Manager).

  • Page 240: Installing And Configuring A Cim Provider, Installing A Cim Sas Storage Provider On Linux

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide ing a CIM Provider Add an entry to map its own IP address (not the loop back address) with the Hostname. This is to ensure that the Alert Event Notifications (AENs) are delivered correctly.

  • Page 241: Installing A Cim Sas Storage Provider On Windows

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- ing a CIM Provider NOTE: Uninstall all the previous versions of SASProvider before you install this version. You can check all of the installed versions of SASProvider by using the command rpm -qa | grep LsiSASProvider .

  • Page 242: Installing And Configuring An Snmp Agent, Installing And Configuring An Snmp Agent On Linux

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide ing an SNMP Agent 1. Go To DISK1. 2. Run setup.exe. The installer installs all of the necessary files and the MOF, and registers the COM dll. The Provider is now ready to use.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- ing an SNMP Agent RPM makes the necessary modification needed in the snmpd.conf file to run the agent. NOTE: Before installation, check whether there is any pass command that starts with 1.3.6.1.4.1.3582 OID in snmpd.conf.

  • Page 244: Installing And Configuring An Snmp Agent On Solaris

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide ing an SNMP Agent NOTE: It is assumed that snmpd.conf is located at /etc/snmp for Red Hat and /etc for SLES. You can change the file location from /etc/init.d/lsi_mrdsnmpd file. You can install SNMP without the trap functionality.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- ing an SNMP Agent The following commands are used to start, stop, restart, and check the status of the SAS SNMP Agent daemon:  Start: #/etc/init.d/lsi_mrdsnmpd start ...

  • Page 246: Installing An Snmp Agent On Windows

    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Installing and Configur- MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide ing an SNMP Agent To receive SNMP traps, perform the following steps: 6.7.3.6 Configuring SNMP Traps 1. Stop the SAS SNMP Agent by using the following command: #/etc/init.d/lsi_mrdsnmpd stop 2.

  • Page 247: Megaraid Storage Manager Support And Installation On Solaris 10

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation MegaRAID Storage Man- ager Support and Installation on Solaris 10 1. Select Add/Remove Programs from Control Panel. 2. Select Add/Remove Windows Components in the left side of the Add/Remove Programs window.

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    Chapter 6: MegaRAID Storage Manager Overview and Installation Prerequisites to Running MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide MSM Remote Administration NOTE: To start the Framework service, run svcadm enable MSMFramework. To start the monitor service run svcadm enable MSMMonitor. NOTE: When the service is in “maintenance state”, run “svcadm clear MSMFramework” and “svcadm clear MSMMonitor.

  • Page 249: Starting Megaraid Storage Manager Software, Chapter 7: Megaraid Storage Manager Window And Menus

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus Starting MegaRAID Storage Manager Software Chapter 7 MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus This chapter explains how to start MegaRAID Storage Manager software and describes the MegaRAID Storage Manager window and menus. Starting MegaRAID Follow these steps to start MegaRAID Storage Manager software and view the main Storage Manager Software...

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    Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus Starting MegaRAID Storage MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Manager Software Figure 132: Select Server Window If the circle in the server icon is orange instead of green, it means that the server is running in a degraded state—for example, because a drive used in a virtual drive has failed.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus Starting MegaRAID Storage Manager Software Figure 133: Server Login Window 3. Enter your user name and password. The question mark icon opens a dialog box that explains what you need for full access to the server and for view-only access to the server.

  • Page 252: Megaraid Storage Manager Main Menu, Dashboard/physicalview/logical View

    Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Main Menu MegaRAID Storage This section describes the MegaRAID Storage Manager main menu, which is shown in Manager Main Menu Figure 134. Figure 134: Main MegaRAID Storage Manager Window The following topics describe the panels and menu options that appear on this screen.

  • Page 253

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager Main Menu Figure 135: MSM Dashboard View The Physical view shows the hierarchy of physical devices in the system. At the top of 7.2.1.2 Physical View the hierarchy is the system itself, followed by the controller and the backplane.

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    Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Main Menu Figure 136: MSM Physical View The Logical view shows the hierarchy of controllers, virtual drives, and the drives and 7.2.1.3 Logical View drive groups that make up the virtual drives.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager Main Menu Figure 137: MSM Logical View In the physical view and the logical view, you can view the chip temperature and 7.2.1.4 Controller Properties controller temperature under controller properties for the controller PERC 7.5 as displayed in the following figure.

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    Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Main Menu Figure 138: Chip and Controller Temperature The temperature for the physical drive is displayed in the following figure. 7.2.1.5 Physical Drive Temperature Figure 139: Physical Drive Temperature Page 256...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager Main Menu The following icons in the left panel represent the controllers, drives, and other devices: Status System Controller Backplane Enclosure Port Drive group Virtual drive Online drive Power save mode...

  • Page 258: Properties/graphical View Tabs, Event Log Panel

    Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Main Menu A yellow circle to the right of an icon indicates that a device is running in a partially degraded state. For example, this icon indicates that a virtual drive is running in a degraded state because a drive has failed: The right panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window has one tab or two tabs, 7.2.2...

  • Page 259: Menu Bar

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager Main Menu Here are brief descriptions of the main selections on the MegaRAID Storage Manager 7.2.4 Menu Bar menu bar. Specific menu options are described in more detail in Chapter Chapter Chapter 10...

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    Chapter 7: MegaRAID Storage Manager Window and Menus MegaRAID Storage Manager MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Main Menu Page 260...

  • Page 261: Creating A New Storage Configuration, Selecting Virtual Drive Settings, Chapter 8: Configuration

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration Chapter 8 Configuration This chapter explains how to use MegaRAID Storage Manager software to create and modify storage configurations on SAS controllers. The SAS controllers support RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 00, RAID 10, RAID 50, and RAID 60 storage configurations.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: BGI is supported only for RAID 5 and RAID 6 and not for any other RAID levels. New RAID 5 virtual drives require at least five drives for a background initialization to start.

  • Page 263: Optimum Controller Settings For Cachecade, Optimum Controller Settings For Fastpath

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration  Disk cache policy: Select a cache setting for this drive: — Enabled: Enable the disk cache. — Disabled: Disable the disk cache. — Unchanged: (the default) Leave the current disk cache policy unchanged. Write Policy: Write Back 8.1.2 Optimum Controller settings...

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 141: Virtual Drive Creation Menu The dialog box for the configuration mode (simple or advanced) appears, as shown in Figure 142. Figure 142: Virtual Drive Simple Configuration Mode 2.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration If there are no unconfigured drives available, you have the option to use free capacity of an existing drive group, as shown in Figure 143. The Create Virtual drive-Summary screen appears as shown in Figure 145.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 144: Create Virtual Drive Screen 4. If you want to allow different types of drives in a configuration, click the check box Use the drive type mixing. NOTE: For best results, do not use drive type mixing.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration 8. Use the drop-down menu in the Virtual drives field to choose how many virtual drives you want to create. 9. Select the capacity of the virtual drive(s). Each virtual drive has the same capacity.

  • Page 268: Creating A Virtual Drive Using Advanced Configuration

    Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The advanced configuration procedure provides an easy way to create a new storage 8.1.5 Creating a Virtual Drive Using Advanced Configuration configuration. Advanced configuration gives you greater flexibility than simple configuration because you can select the drives and the virtual drive parameters when you create a virtual drive.

  • Page 269

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration Figure 147: Virtual Drive Advanced Configuration Mode 2. Click Advanced and then click Next. The Create Drive Group Settings screen appears, as shown in Figure 148. Figure 148: Create Drive Group Settings Screen 3.

  • Page 270

    Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Drive Group 0 and Span 0 appear in the Drive groups field when you select RAID 10, 50, or 60. The RAID controller supports RAID levels 1, 5, 6, 10, 50, and 60. In addition, it supports independent drives (configured as RAID 0 and RAID 00).

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration Figure 150: Span 0 and Span 1 of Drive Group 0 f. Click Create Drive Group to make a drive group with the spans. g. Click Next to complete this step. The Virtual drive settings window appears, as shown in Figure 151.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Creating a New Storage Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 151: Virtual Drive Settings Window NOTE: If you select Write Back with BBU as the Write policy, and there is no battery, or the battery is low or failed, or the battery is running through a re-learn cycle, the Write policy switches to Write Through.

  • Page 273: Converting Jbod Drives To Unconfigured Good

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Converting JBOD Drives to Unconfigured Good Figure 152: Create Virtual Drive Summary Window 7. Click Back to return to the previous screen to change any selections or click Finish to accept and complete the configuration. After you click Finish, the new storage configuration is created and initialized.

  • Page 274: Converting Jbod To Unconfigured Good From The Msm Window

    Chapter 8: Configuration Converting JBOD Drives to Unconfigured Good MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide  Right-click the controller node in the device tree in the left frame of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window and select Create Virtual Drive.  Select the controller node and select Go To>Controller>Create Virtual Drive. The Create Virtual Drive - JBOD to Unconfigured Good Conversion wizard appears as shown in the following figure.

  • Page 275: Adding Hot Spare Drives

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Adding Hot Spare Drives Figure 154: Make Configured Good 12. Select the JBOD drives to be configured as Unconfigured Good. 13. Click OK. The selected JBOD drives are configured as Unconfigured Good. Adding Hot Spare Drives Hot spares are drives that are available to automatically replace failed drives in a RAID 1, RAID 5, RAID 6, RAID 10, RAID 50, or RAID 60 virtual drive.

  • Page 276: Changing Adjustable Task Rates

    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Adjustable Task Rates MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Changing Adjustable Follow these steps if you need to change the adjustable rates for rebuilds, and other Task Rates system tasks that run in the background: NOTE: We recommend that you leave the adjustable task rates at their default settings to achieve the best system performance.

  • Page 277: Changing Power Settings

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Power Settings Figure 156: Set Adjustable Task Rates Menu 3. Enter changes, as needed, to the following task rates: — Rebuild Rate — Patrol Read — Background Initialization (BGI) (for fast initialization) —...

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Power Settings MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide When they are in the Power-Save mode, unconfigured drives and drives configured as hot spares (dedicated or global) can be spun down. When spun down, the drives stay in Power-Save mode except for periodic maintenance, including: ...

  • Page 279: Enhanced Dimmer Switch Power Settings

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Power Settings Figure 158: Spin Down Time Delay Setting 4. Enter the time delay in minutes before the unconfigured drives spin down automatically. After the specified time, the drives spin down automatically. 5.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Power Settings MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 159: Manage Power Save Settings screen 3. Select the Unconfigured Drives check box to let the controller enable the unconfigured drives to enter the Power-Save mode. 4. Select the Hot spare Drives check box to let the controller enable the Hot spare drives to enter the Power-Save mode.

  • Page 281: Power Save Settings - Advanced

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Power Settings Figure 160: Power-Save Settings If you do not specify the Power-Save settings in the Manage Power Save Settings screen as shown in Figure 159, the following dialog box appears. Figure 161: Power-Save Settings Not Saved You can schedule the drive active time by selecting the Start time and End time in the 8.5.2 Power Save Settings -...

  • Page 282: Automatically Spin Up Drives, Power-save Mode

    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Power Settings MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 3. Select the Start time and End time using the drop-down selector from the Schedule drive active time field. 4. Click OK. The drive active time for the configured drives is scheduled. NOTE: Select the Do not schedule drive active time check box, if you do not want to schedule the drive active time.

  • Page 283: Power Save Mode - Ssd Drives, Changing Virtual Drive Properties

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Virtual Drive Properties Figure 164: Create Drive Group - Drive Group Settings (Automatic Spin Up) If you select the Max and Max without cache mode in the Select power save mode field 8.5.5 Power Save Mode - SSD Drives in Figure 164, and select one or more SSD drives, and click Create Drive Group, the...

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing Virtual Drive Properties MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 166: Set Virtual Drive Properties Menu The Set Virtual Drive Properties dialog box displays, as shown in Figure 8.6. Figure 167: Set Virtual Drive Properties Screen 3. Change the virtual drive properties as needed. Page 284...

  • Page 285: Changing A Virtual Drive Configuration, Accessing The Modify Drive Group Wizard

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration For information about these properties, see Section 8.1.1, Selecting Virtual Drive Settings. 4. Click Ok to accept the changes. The virtual drive settings are updated. Changing a Virtual Drive You can use the Modify Drive Group Wizard in MSM to change the configuration of a Configuration virtual drive by adding drives to the virtual drive, removing drives from it, or changing...

  • Page 286: Adding A Drive Or Drives To A Configuration

    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide A warning to back up your data appears, as shown in Figure 169. Figure 169: Warning to Back up Data 5. Select Confirm and click Yes. The Modify Drive Group Wizard screen appears, as shown in Figure 170. Figure 170: Modify Drive Group Wizard The following sections explain the Modify Drive Group Wizard options.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration 3. Select Go To> Drive Group>Modify Drive Group on the menu bar, or right-click the virtual drive icon to access the Modify Drive Group Wizard. The Modify Drive Group Wizard appears. Figure 171: Modify Drive Group Wizard 4.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 172: Add Drive(s) to the Current Configuration Screen 5. Click the check box next to any unconfigured drives that you want to add and then click Next. NOTE: The drive(s) you add must have the same capacity as or greater capacity than the drives already in the drive group, or you cannot change the RAID level.

  • Page 289: Removing A Drive From A Configuration, Replacing A Drive

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration 6. Review the configuration information. You can click Back if you need to change any selections. 7. Click Finish to accept the changes. A confirmation message appears. The message states that this operation cannot be aborted and asks whether you want to continue.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 174: Drive Replacement Window 4. Select a replacement drive. A confirmation message appears. 5. Click Yes. This replaces a drive and copies the data to the selected component. As the amount of data and the number of drives in your system increase, you can use 8.7.5 Migrating the RAID Level of a...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration Figure 175: Modify Drive Group Wizard 4. On the Modify Drive Group Wizard screen, select the RAID level that you want to change ("migrate") the drive group to and click Next. The following screen appears.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Changing a Virtual Drive Configuration MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: The drive(s) you add must have the same capacity as or greater capacity than the drives already in the drive group, or you cannot change the RAID level. The Summary screen appears.

  • Page 293: Deleting A Virtual Drive

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 8: Configuration Deleting a Virtual Drive Automatic rebuilds always occur when the drive slot status changes, for example, when you insert a drive or remove a drive, so that a hot spare can be used. However, a new drive in JBOD drive state (without a valid DDF record), does not perform an automatic rebuild.

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    Chapter 8: Configuration Deleting a Virtual Drive MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Page 294...

  • Page 295: Monitoring System Events, Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events And Storage Devices

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring System Events Chapter 9 Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices This chapter explains how to use MegaRAID Storage Manager software to monitor the status of drives, virtual drives, and other storage devices. Monitoring System The MegaRAID Storage Manager utility monitors the activity and performance of all Events...

  • Page 296: Configuring Alert Notifications

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The Log menu has four options:  Save Log: Saves the current log to a .log file.  Save Log Text: Saves the current log in .txt format. ...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications Figure 180: Alerts Notification Configuration Screen You can select the Alert Settings tab to perform the following actions:  Select the methods for the delivery of alerts. ...

  • Page 298: Setting Alert Delivery Methods, Changing Alert Delivery Methods For Individual Events

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide  Send test messages to the recipient e-mail addresses.  Remove e-mail addresses of recipients of alert notifications.  Save an .xml backup file of the entire alert configuration. ...

  • Page 299: Changing The Severity Level For Individual Events

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications Figure 182: Change Individual Events Dialog Box 3. Click an event in the list to select it. The current alert delivery methods appear for the selected event under the Alert Delivery Methods heading.

  • Page 300: Multiple Events Displayed In A Single Pop-up Window

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 3. Click an event in the list to select it. The current alert delivery methods appear for the selected event. 4. Click the Severity cell for the event. The Event Severity drop-down menu appears for that event, as shown in Figure 183.

  • Page 301: Authenticating A Server, Saving Backup Configurations

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications The Mail Server options appear, as shown in Figure 185. Figure 185: Mail Server Options 2. Enter a new sender e-mail address in the Sender e-mail address field or edit the existing sender e-mail address.

  • Page 302: Loading Backup Configurations, Adding E-mail Addresses Of Recipients Of Alert Notifications

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 3. Enter a filename with an .xml extension for the backup configuration (in the format filename.xml). 4. Click Save. The drive directory disappears. 5. Click OK. The backup configuration is saved and the Alert Notification Configuration screen closes.

  • Page 303: Testing E-mail Addresses Of Recipients Of Alert Notifications

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Configuring Alert Notifications Figure 186: E-mail Settings 2. Enter the e-mail address you want to add in the New recipient email address field. 3. Click Add. The new e-mail address appears in the Recipient email addresses field. Use the E-mail tab portion of the Alerts Notification Configuration screen to send test 9.2.10 Testing E-mail Addresses of...

  • Page 304: Monitoring Controllers

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Controllers MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The e-mail address is deleted from the list. Monitoring Controllers When MegaRAID Storage Manager software is running, you can see the status of all controllers in the left panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. If the controller is operating normally, the controller icon looks like this: .

  • Page 305: Monitoring Drives

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Drives Monitoring Drives When MegaRAID Storage Manager software is running, you can see the status of all drives in the left panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager window. If the drive is operating normally, its icon looks like this: If the drive has failed, a small red circle appears to the right of the icon, like this: (See...

  • Page 306: Running A Patrol Read

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Running a Patrol Read MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: LEDs on drives that are global hot spares do not blink. 3. To stop the drive LED on the enclosure from blinking, select Go To>Physical Drive>Stop Locating Drive.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Running a Patrol Read Figure 190: Patrol Read Configuration 3. Select a mode for a patrol read. The options are: — Automatic: Patrol read runs automatically at the time interval you specify on this screen.

  • Page 308: Patrol Read Task Rates, Monitoring Virtual Drives

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Virtual Drives MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide a. Uncheck the box Perform Patrol Read when I click OK. b. Select the month, year, day, and time to start patrol read. 8. Click OK to enable your patrol read selections. NOTE: Patrol read does not report on its progress while it is running.

  • Page 309: Monitoring Enclosures, Monitoring Battery Backup Units

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Enclosures Figure 191: Virtual Drive Properties The RAID level, stripe size, and access policy of the virtual drive are set when it is configured. NOTE: You can change the read policy, write policy, and other virtual drive properties. Section 8.6, Changing Virtual Drive Properties for the procedure you can use to change these properties.

  • Page 310: Battery Learn Cycle, Monitoring Rebuilds And Other Processes

    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Rebuilds and Other MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Processes 2. Select the BBU icon in the left panel. The BBU properties appear in the right panel. The BBU properties include the following: ...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Rebuilds and Other Processes Figure 192: Group Show Progress Menu The Group Show Progress window appears, as shown in Figure 193. Figure 193: Group Show Progress Window Operations on virtual drives appear in the left panel of the Group Show Progress window, and operations on drives appear in the right panel.

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    Chapter 9: Monitoring System Events and Storage Devices Monitoring Rebuilds and Other MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Processes  Check Consistency (see Section 10.2, Running a Consistency Check) 2. (Optional) Click Abort All to abort all ongoing processes. 3. Click Close to close the window. Page 312...

  • Page 313: Initializing A Virtual Drive, Running A Group Initialization, Chapter 10: Maintaining And Managing Storage Configurations

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Initializing a Virtual Drive Chapter 10 Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations This chapter explains how to use MegaRAID Storage Manager software to maintain and manage storage configurations. 10.1 Initializing a Virtual Drive To initialize a virtual drive after completing the configuration process, follow these steps:...

  • Page 314: Running A Consistency Check

    Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Running a Consistency MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Check Figure 194: Group Initialization Dialog Box 2. Check the virtual drives to run the initialization on or click Select All to select all of the virtual drives.

  • Page 315: Setting The Consistency Check Settings

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Running a Consistency Check Follow these steps to set the properties for a consistency check: 10.2.1 Setting the Consistency Check Settings 1. Click the Physical tab or Logical tab and select the controller. 2.

  • Page 316: Scheduling A Consistency Check

    Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Running a Consistency MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Check — Stop Consistency Check on Error: The RAID controller stops the consistency check operation if the utility finds an error. — Continue Consistency Check and Fix Errors: The RAID controller continues the consistency check if the utility finds and error, and then fixes the errors.

  • Page 317: Running A Group Consistency Check

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Running a Consistency Check 4. Click Ok. You can monitor the progress of the consistency check. See Section 9.9, Monitoring Rebuilds and Other Processes for more information. You can run a consistency check on multiple drives at one time. Follow these steps to 10.2.3 Running a Group Consistency Check...

  • Page 318: Scanning For New Drives, Rebuilding A Drive

    Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Scanning for New Drives MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 10.3 Scanning for New Drives You can use the Scan for Foreign Configuration option to find drives with foreign configurations. A foreign configuration is a RAID configuration that already exists on a replacement set of physical disks that you install in a computer system.

  • Page 319: Making A Drive Offline Or Missing, Upgrading The Firmware

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Making a Drive Offline or Missing When the new drive spins up, the drive icon changes back to normal status, and the rebuild process begins automatically. You can monitor the progress of the rebuild in the Group Show Progress window by selecting Manage>Show Progress.

  • Page 320

    Chapter 10: Maintaining and Managing Storage Configurations Upgrading the Firmware MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 199: Locate the Controller Firmware File 3. After you locate the file, click OK. MegaRAID Storage Manager software displays the version of the existing firmware and the version of the new firmware file.

  • Page 321: Megaraid Advanced Software, Recovery Advanced Software, Megaraid Software Licensing, Managing Megaraid Advanced Software

    MegaRAID SAS 9280-4i4e NOTE: Record your controller serial number in a safe location in case you need to contact Lenovo. NOTE: Back up your data before you make a change in the system configuration. Failure to do so could result in data loss.

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    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 2. Choose either of the following options: a. Select Go To>Controller >Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options, b. Click Manage MegaRAID Advanced Software Options from the dash board under the feature portlet.

  • Page 323: Activation Key

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software NOTE: The Mode column appears only if the keyvault is present. 3. Click the Advanced Software License Management Portal link to obtain the license authorization code and activation key. If you click the Benefits of each MegaRAID Advanced Software link, you can access http://www.lsi.com/channel/products/advanced_software.

  • Page 324: Advanced Megaraid Software Status Summary, Application Scenarios And Messages

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 3. Click Next. After you click Next, the Activate MegaRAID Advanced Software – Summary wizard appears as shown in Figure 202. ELSE Depending on the relevant scenarios the application responds by displaying corresponding messages as shown in Application Scenarios and Messages.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 203: Invalid Activation Key  Scenario # 2 If you enter an incorrect activation key file, the following message appears. Figure 204: Incorrect Activation Key ...

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    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 206: Confirmation Dialog Box When you activate an unlimited key over a trial key, a message, "The existing trial key will 11.2.6 Activating an Unlimited Key Over a Trial Key be deactivated and all the advanced software associated with it will be disabled"...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 208: Activating a Trial Software When you activate the unlimited key or a trial key, a message "Review the summary and 11.2.6.2 Activating the Unlimited go back if you need to make corrections"...

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    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide If you are using an existing activated key, the features get transferred to the keyvault, 11.2.6.3 Reusing the Activation and the message shown in the following figure appears. Figure 210: Reusing the Activation Key When you want to transfer the advanced software from the controller to keyvault, use 11.2.6.4 Securing Advanced...

  • Page 329: Configuring Keyvault (re-hosting Process)

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Rehosting is a process of transferring the advanced software features from one 11.2.7 Configuring Keyvault (Re-hosting process) controller to another. To implement the rehosting process, you must configure the Configure Key Vault button in the Manage MegaRAID Software Options wizard as shown in Figure 200.

  • Page 330: Rehosting Complete

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 213: Configure Key Vault - Secure Advanced Software Options 5. Click Finish; the advanced software options are secured in the keyvault. NOTE: The Next button in the Configure Key Vault wizard (See Figure 212) is enabled only if you select the check box.

  • Page 331: Deactivate Trial Software

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 214: Confirm Rehosting 6. Select "I acknowledge that I have completed the re-hosting process in the Advanced Software License Management Portal" check box if you want to complete the rehosting process.

  • Page 332: Megaraid Recovery, Recovery Scenarios

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 215: Deactivate All Trial Software 2. Select the Confirm check box, if you want to deactivate the software, which are used with a trial key. 3.

  • Page 333: Enabling The Recovery Advanced Software

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software b. In the WebBIOS screen, select the corrupted virtual drive and on the next screen that appears, select the option Adv Opers. c. Select Rollback and designate the most recent PiT from the drop-down list. d.

  • Page 334: Snapshot Repository

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 216: Enable MegaRAID Recovery Menu Option The Enable MegaRAID Recovery Wizard appears, as shown in Figure 217. This wizard allows you to select the virtual drive (VD) to use as the snapshot repository. You can select an existing VD, or create a new VD for the snapshot repository.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 217: Enable MegaRAID Recovery Wizard The Snapshot Repository field displays the details of the default VDs existing in the system, if there are any. — The Name — Displays the name of the VD. —...

  • Page 336: Selecting The Virtual Drive

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide NOTE: Refer to the tips provided for allocating capacity in Figure 217. NOTE: If you designate all of the capacity for the Virtual Drive Repository, you cannot use the same virtual drive as a repository for other volumes.

  • Page 337: Scheduling Snapshots

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software 2. In the Select Capacity field, use the drop-down selector to select the appropriate capacity to use for changes to the base VD. 3. Click Next. The Enable MegaRAID Recovery wizard - Create Snapshot Schedule wizard appears as shown in Figure 219.

  • Page 338: Editing Snapshots

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide — The Next Snapshot column — Displays the date and time of the next scheduled snapshot. — The Scheduled Virtual Drives column — Represents the details of the default VDs present in the system.

  • Page 339: Snapshot Base Details

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software  Stop taking snapshots — This option, prevents the application from taking the snapshots.  Take a snapshot on every reboot(recommended for boot virtual drives) — To use this option, select the check box next to the Take a snapshot on every reboot (recommended for boot virtual drives) field.

  • Page 340: Manage Snapshots

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide After you click the base virtual drive, the base virtual drive information appears in the right frame of the Properties tab under Snapshot Base Details (marked pink in the following figure).

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 223: Manage Snapshots You can edit the snapshot schedule using the Edit Schedule button, pause the snapshot schedule using the Pause button, and delete the snapshot schedule using the Delete button.

  • Page 342: Editing Schedule, Advanced Settings

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide You can edit the schedule using the Edit Schedule screen. You can change the 11.2.19 Editing Schedule frequency of the snapshot, the day in which the snapshot needs to be taken, and the time during which the snapshot needs to be taken.

  • Page 343: Create View

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 225: Advanced Settings You can edit the settings by selecting,  Automatically delete the oldest snapshot option, if you want to delete the oldest snapshot. ...

  • Page 344: Viewing Snapshot Details

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 226: Create View 2. In the View name field, enter the view name. For example, view. 3. In the Write capacity field, use the drop-down selector to allocate capacity for writes to the view.

  • Page 345: No View Details For Snapshot

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 227: View Details When there is no view for the snapshot, the following message appears in the View 11.2.23 No View Details for Snapshot details area as shown in Figure 228. Page 345...

  • Page 346: No Snapshot Schedule

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 228: No view present for the snapshot When there are virtual drives with no snapshot schedule, the following message 11.2.24 No Snapshot Schedule appears as shown in Figure 229. Page 346...

  • Page 347: Creating Views

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software Figure 229: Virtual drives with no snapshot schedule  Click Add to Schedule to add a snapshot schedule.  Click New Schedule to add a new snapshot schedule. After you create the snapshots, you can create views of the PiT snapshots.

  • Page 348: Restoring By Rolling Back To A Snapshot

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software Recovery Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 230: Create View Screen 5. Enter the name of the view in the Enter View name field 6. Enter the capacity in the Available Capacity field to set aside in the snapshot. This is a percentage of the Repository virtual drive capacity.

  • Page 349: Restoring From A View, Deleting A Snapshot, Cachecade Advanced Software, Using The Cachecade Advanced Software

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software CacheCade Advanced Software After you discover that a file, record, or file system is missing or deleted, you can 11.2.27 Restoring from a View restoring the data from a view. You can mount any PiT to create an instant view of the data at a previous point-in-time.

  • Page 350

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software CacheCade Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 231: Create CacheCade Menu Option The Wizard screen appears. 3. Click on unconfigured CacheCade software drives in the left frame to select the drives for the CacheCade drive group, as shown in Figure 232. Figure 232: CacheCade Wizard Screen After you select the unconfigured drives, the Add >...

  • Page 351

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software CacheCade Advanced Software Figure 233: CacheCade Drive Group Screen After you move the selected drives, the Create CacheCade™ Drive Group button is available. 5. Click Create CacheCade™ Drive Group. 6.

  • Page 352

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software CacheCade Advanced Software MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 234: CacheCade Drive Group Icon 8. Click Next. The summary screen appears, as shown in Figure 235. This screen displays the drive group name, the number of drives, the total capacity, the free capacity, the CacheCade virtual drive name, and the capacity being used.

  • Page 353: Fastpath Advanced Software, Setting Fastpath Options

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software FastPath Advanced Software The CacheCade drive icon appears next to the RAID controller in the left frame, as shown in Figure 236. Figure 236: CacheCade Drive Icon in MegaRAID Storage Manager 11.4 FastPath Advanced MegaRAID FastPath is a high-performance IO accelerator for CacheCade software drive...

  • Page 354

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 237: Set Virtual Drive Properties Menu The Set Virtual Drive Properties screen appears. It shows the default settings for the FastPath advanced software. The default settings are: —...

  • Page 355: Supporting Ekm Mode, Enabling Drive Security Using Ekm

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services  Enabling Drive Security using EKM  Enabling Drive Security using LKM EKM is used for key management when large number of systems are deployed. You can 11.5.1 Enabling Drive Security using automate and manage the life cycle of keys and unlock configurations using EKM.

  • Page 356

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 238: Drive Security Choose Mode 3. Select External Key management (EKM). 4. Click OK. After you click OK, two scenarios occur based on the availability of EKMS. ...

  • Page 357: Change Security Settings- Lkm

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services  Scenario # 2 EKM is selected, and EKMS is not present. When EKM is selected and EKMS is not present, you have to restart the system. When you restart the system, the system restart message appears as shown in the following figure.

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    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 241: Change Security Settings 3. Select the Change current security settings option in Figure 241, if you want to change the drive security settings on the controller using the LKM mode. When you select this option, the details of the Change current security settings given in Section 11.5.10, Changing the Drive Security Settings...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services Figure 243: Confirmation message when EKM is enabled Based on the application’s response at that particular time, you come across two scenarios, Scenario #1, if EKMS is selected and EKMS is not present Scenario #2, if you enter a wrong security key in the Authentication Drive Security Key dialog box in Figure 242.

  • Page 360: Change Security Settings - Ekm

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Figure 245: Error Message when user enters wrong security key When you select the Change Security Settings in the Change Security wizard as 11.5.4 Change Security Settings - EKM shown in Figure 246, two options are offered to you.

  • Page 361: Importing Foreign Drives

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services Based on the application’s response two scenarios occur, Scenario #1, when EKM server is present Scenario #2, when EKM server is not present  Scenario # 1 EKM server is present.

  • Page 362: Importing Foreign Drives To Lkm, Importing Foreign Drives To Ekm

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide  Import Foreign Drives — LKM mode, EKM Secured Locked Drives are present.  Import Foreign Drives — EKM mode, LKM secured locked drives are present. ...

  • Page 363: Importing Foreign Drives To Ekm

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services Figure 250: Unlock Foreign Drives  The locked drives field display the drives that are locked with the LKM mode.  The Security Key displays the LKM security key for the VD. After you enter the security key in the Security key field, the system tries to unlock each of the locked foreign drives using the security key.

  • Page 364: Enabling Drive Security Using Lkm

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide This section describes how to enable, change, and disable the drive security, and how 11.5.9 Enabling Drive Security using to import a foreign configuration using the SafeStore Encryption Services advanced software.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services 3. Use the default security key identifier or enter a new security key identifier. NOTE: If you create more than one security key, make sure that you change the security key identifier.

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    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide 6. (Optional) Select the Pause for password at boot time check box. If you choose this option, you have to enter the password whenever you boot the server.

  • Page 367: Changing The Drive Security Settings

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services CAUTION: If you forget the security key, you will lose access to your data. Be sure to record your security key. You might need to enter the security key to perform certain operations.

  • Page 368: Disabling Drive Security

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide The Change Security Settings - Security Key screen appears. 6. Click Use the existing drive security key to use the existing drive security key or enter a new security key and then enter the new security key again to confirm. CAUTION: If you forget the security key, you will lose access to your data.

  • Page 369: Importing Or Clearing A Foreign Configuration

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services Perform the following steps to disable drive security. 1. Select the Physical View tab in the left panel of the MegaRAID Storage Manager main menu, and click a controller icon. 2.

  • Page 370

    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide In addition, if one or more drives are removed from a configuration, by a cable pull or drive removal for example, the configuration on those drives is considered a foreign configuration by the RAID controller.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services 6. Repeat the import process for any remaining drives. Because locked drive can use different security key, you must verify whether there are any remaining drives to imported. NOTE: When you create a new configuration, MSM shows only the unconfigured drives.

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    Chapter 11: Using MegaRAID® Advanced Software SafeStore Encryption Services MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Import or clear the foreign configuration. If you select Import, all drives that were pulled before the virtual drive became offline will be imported and then automatically rebuilt.

  • Page 373: Appendix A: Events And Messages, A.1 Error Levels, A.2 Event Messages

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Error Levels Appendix A Events and Messages This appendix lists the MegaRAID Storage Manager events that can appear in the event log. MegaRAID Storage Manager software monitors the activity and performance of all controllers in the workstation and the devices attached to them.

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    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0008 Information Alarm enabled by user 0x0009 Information Background initialization rate changed to %d%% 0x000a Fatal Controller cache discarded due to memory/battery problems 0x000b Fatal Unable to recover cache data due to configuration mismatch...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x002d Information User entered firmware debugger 0x002e Warning Background Initialization aborted on %s 0x002f Warning Background Initialization corrected medium error (%s at %lx 0x0030 Information Background Initialization completed on %s...

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    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x004f Fatal Reconstruction resume of %s failed due to configuration mismatch 0x0050 Information Reconstruction started on %s 0x0051 Information State change on %s from %s to %s 0x0052 Information...

  • Page 377

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0074 Warning Redundant path to %s broken 0x0075 Information Redundant path to %s restored 0x0076 Information Dedicated Hot Spare Drive %s no longer useful due to deleted drive group 0x0077 Critical...

  • Page 378

    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0099 Information Battery relearn completed 0x009a Critical Battery relearn timed out 0x009b Information Battery relearn pending: Battery is under charge 0x009c Information Battery relearn postponed...

  • Page 379

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x00bd Information SAS/SATA mixing not supported in enclosure; Drive %s disabled 0x00be Information Enclosure (SES) hotplug on %s was detected, but is not supported 0x00bf Information...

  • Page 380

    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x00de Warning NVRAM mismatch occurred 0x00df Warning SAS wide port %d lost link on PHY %d 0x00e0 Information SAS wide port %d restored link on PHY %d 0x00e1 Warning SAS port %d, PHY %d has exceeded the allowed error rate...

  • Page 381

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0100 Warning VD %s disabled because SAS drives are not supported by this RAID key 0x0101 Warning PD missing: %s 0x0102 Warning Puncturing of LBAs enabled...

  • Page 382

    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0123 Information Redundant enclosure EMM %s removed for EMM %s 0x0124 Warning Patrol Read can't be started, as PDs are either not ONLINE, or are in a VD with an active process, or are in an excluded VD 0x0125 Information...

  • Page 383

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0143 Fatal Controller cache pinned for missing or offline VD %s 0x0144 Fatal Controller cache pinned for missing or offline VDs: %s 0x0145 Information Controller cache discarded by user for VDs: %s...

  • Page 384

    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0166 Critical Snapshot space for %s in snapshot repository %s, is full 0x0167 Warning View at %s to snapshot at %s, is 80%% full on snapshot repository %s 0x0168 Critical...

  • Page 385

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages Table 135: Event Messages (Continued) Number Type Event Text 0x0187 Information %s mirror joined 0x0188 Warning %s link %d failure in wide port 0x0189 Information %s link %d restored in wide port Page 385...

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    Appendix A: Events and Messages Event Messages MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Page 386...

  • Page 387: Appendix B: Megacli Error Messages, B.1 Error Messages And Descriptions

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix B: MegaCLI Error Messages Error Messages and Descriptions Appendix B MegaCLI Error Messages This appendix lists the MegaCLI error messages. The MegaCLI Configuration Utility is a command line interface application you can use to manage MegaRAID SAS RAID controllers. See Chapter 5 for more information about the MegaCLI utility and commands.

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    Appendix B: MegaCLI Error Messages Error Messages and Descriptions MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Table 136: Error Messages and Descriptions (Continued) Number Event Text 0x17 LD operation not possible - CC is in progress 0x18 LD initialization in progress 0x19 LBA is out of range 0x1a Maximum LDs are already configured...

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix B: MegaCLI Error Messages Error Messages and Descriptions Table 136: Error Messages and Descriptions (Continued) Number Event Text 0x3e CC scheduling is disabled 0x3f PD CopyBack operation is in progress 0x40 Selected more than one PD per array 0x41 Microcode update operation failed 0x42...

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    Appendix B: MegaCLI Error Messages Error Messages and Descriptions MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Page 390...

  • Page 391: Appendix C: Glossary

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix C: Glossary Appendix C Glossary This appendix provides a glossary for terms used in this document. access policy A virtual drive property indicating what kind of access is allowed for a particular virtual drive. The possible values are Read/Write, Read Only, or Blocked. alarm enabled A controller property that indicates whether the controller’s onboard alarm is enabled.

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    Appendix C: Glossary MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide consistency check An operation that verifies that all stripes in a virtual drive with a redundant RAID level are consistent and that automatically fixes any errors. For RAID 1 drive groups, this operation verifies correct mirrored data for each stripe.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix C: Glossary  Unconfigured Bad: A drive on which the firmware detects an unrecoverable error; the drive was Unconfigured Good or the drive could not be initialized.  Missing: A drive that was Online, but which has been removed from its location. ...

  • Page 394

    Appendix C: Glossary MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide initialization The process of writing zeros to the data fields of a virtual drive and, in fault-tolerant RAID levels, generating the corresponding parity to put the virtual drive in a Ready state. Initialization erases all previous data on the drives. Drive groups will work without initializing, but they can fail a consistency check because the parity fields have not been generated.

  • Page 395

    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix C: Glossary patrol read A process that checks the drives in a storage configuration for drive errors that could lead to drive failure and lost data. The patrol read operation can find and sometimes fix any potential problem with drives prior to host access.

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    Appendix C: Glossary MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide read policy A controller attribute indicating the current Read Policy mode. In Always Read Ahead mode, the controller reads sequentially ahead of requested data and stores the additional data in cache memory, anticipating that the data will be needed soon. This speeds up reads for sequential data, but there is little improvement when accessing random data.

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    MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Appendix C: Glossary striping A technique used to write data across all drives in a virtual drive. Each stripe consists of consecutive virtual drive data addresses that are mapped in fixed-size units to each drive in the virtual drive using a sequential pattern. For example, if the virtual drive includes five drives, the stripe writes data to drives one through five without repeating any of the drives.

  • Page 398: Appendix D: Notices

    Lenovo representative for information on the products and services currently available in your area. Any reference to a Lenovo product, program, or service is not intended to state or imply that only that Lenovo product, program, or service may be used. Any functionally equivalent product, program, or service that does not infringe any Lenovo intellectual property right may be used instead.

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    Appendix D: Notices MegaRAID SAS Software User Guide Trademarks Lenovo, the Lenovo logo, and ThinkServer are trademarks of Lenovo in the United States, other countries, or both. Microsoft, Windows, and Windows Vista are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.

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