LSI 2008 SAS MegaRAID Configuration Utility
LSI 2008 SAS MegaRAID
Configuration Utility
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Preface
Preface
About This Manual
This manual is written for system integrators, PC technicians and
knowledgeable PC users. It provides instructions on how to use the LSI™ 2008
MegaRAID® Confi guration Utility to confi gure RAID settings for Supermicro
motherboards.
Manual Organization
Chapter 1 Provides an overview on the LSI™ 2008 MegaRAID® Software Utility.
Chapter 2 provides an introduction to the LSI 2008 SAS MegaRAID Software Utility settings and how to run the LSI 2008 SAS MegaRAID Configuration Utility on
the IR Mode.
Chapter 3 provides instructions on how to run the LSI 2008 SAS MegaRAID Configuration Utility on the IMR Mode.
Conventions Used in This Manual
Pay special attention to the following symbols for proper installation and to prevent
damage to the system or injury to yourself.
Warning: Important information given to prevent erroneous RAID configuration and to ensure proper system setup.
Note: Additional information given to ensure correct RAID configuration
setup.
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Table of Contents
Preface
Chapter 1 Introduction
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Overview of the LSI 2008 SAS Controller ...................................................... 1-1
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Introduction to the LSI Embedded MegaRAID Utility ..................................... 1-1
Features of the LSI 2008 Controller .............................................................. 1-2
Functions of the LSI MegaRAID Utility ........................................................... 1-3
Drives supported by the LSI MegaRAID Utility............................................... 1-3
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RAID Modes Supported by the LSI 2008 SAS Controller .............................. 1-4
IR Mode Configuration .................................................................................... 1-4
IR RAID Level Overview ................................................................................. 1-5
IT Mode (Initiator and Target Mode) ............................................................... 1-6
Chapter 2 Configuring the LSI MegaRAID IR_Mode Settings
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Using the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility for IR Mode Settings ............. 2-1
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Creating RAID Volumes .................................................................................. 2-3
Creating RAID 1 .............................................................................................. 2-3
Creating RAID 0 .............................................................................................. 2-4
Creating RAID 1E/10 ...................................................................................... 2-5
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Managing Volume ........................................................................................... 2-7
Manage Hot Spares ........................................................................................ 2-7
Consistency Check ......................................................................................... 2-8
Activate Volume .............................................................................................. 2-9
Delete Volume ................................................................................................. 2-9
Online Capacity Expansion ........................................................................... 2-10
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SAS Topology .................................................................................................2-11
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Advanced Adapter Properties ....................................................................... 2-13
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Exit ................................................................................................................ 2-14
Chapter 3 Configuring the LSI MegaRAID IMR_Mode Settings
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Using the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility for the IMR Mode .................. 3-1
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The LSI MegaRAID IMR_Mode Home Page .................................................. 3-2
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Controller Selection ......................................................................................... 3-2
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Controller Properties ....................................................................................... 3-3
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Scan Devices .................................................................................................. 3-5
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Virtual Drives ................................................................................................... 3-6
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Drives .............................................................................................................. 3-8
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Configure Wizard ............................................................................................ 3-9
Add Configuration ..........................................................................................3-11
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Logical View .................................................................................................. 3-12
Physical View ................................................................................................ 3-13
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Events ........................................................................................................... 3-13
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Chapter 1
Introduction
After you have installed hardware components, you must first configure LSI 2008
SAS MegaRAID settings before you install an operating system and other software
drivers.
Note: If you do not wish to configure LSI Software RAID settings, please
proceed with the OS installation. For OS installation instructions, refer to
related documents posted on our website at www. supermicro.com.
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Overview of the LSI 2008 SAS Controller
The LSI 2008 SAS Controller, which is based on the Fusion-MPT (Message Passing Technology) architecture, integrates the most advanced SAS and PCI-Express
technologies to deliver a processor-based, cost-effective RAID management tool
for mid-level servers that require high system availability and redundancy without
full-featured RAID implementation. By providing Integrated RAID (IR) support at the
hardware level, the LSI 2008 Controller frees up host processors for more critical
operations while maximizing overall I/O performance.
In addition, the LSI 2008 Controller supports eight PCI-E lanes with transfer rates
of up to 5.0 GT/s per lane for PCI-E 2.0, and of up to 2.5 GT/s for PCI-E x1. It
also supports End-to-End CRC (ECRC) with Advanced Error Reporting (AER) in
addition to the latest technologies in lane and polarity reversal, power management,
hot-swap support, and legacy interrupt.
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Introduction to the LSI Embedded MegaRAID Utility
The LSI Embedded MegaRAID Software Configuration Utility adds RAID functionality to enhance system efficiency and data security by supporting RAID 0, RAID
1, RAID 1E, RAID 10, RAID 5 and RAID 50 (via Supermicro's RAIDKey). RAID
0 (Integrated Striping) can greatly enhance hard disk I/O performance by striping
data across multiple drives. RAID 1 (Integrated Mirroring)/RAID 1E (Integrated
Mirroring Enhanced) allows data to be simultaneously written to multiple drives,
increasing data integrity. RAID 10, combining RAID 0 and RAID1, provides superb
system performance and system security. When used with an RAIDKey (AOCIMRRAKEY-2008-LSI), the LSI MegaRAID Utility supports RAID 5 and RAID 50,
which will implement block-level striping with parity data distributed across all disks,
offering greater data redundancy at lower cost. By incorporating the LSI MegaRAID
architecture into our product design, Supermicro offers the user with the benefits
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of software RAID configuration without the high costs associated with hardware
RAID applications.
The LSI Embedded MegaRAID Software Utility supports up to eight SAS or SATA
ports, providing an efficient solution for data transfer, storage reliability and security.
Note: For more information on RAIDKey, please refer to http://www.
supermicro.com/product.
Features of the LSI 2008 Controller
The LSI SAS 2008 Controller supports the following features:
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Integrated RAID
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RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID IE, and RAID 10 supported
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RAID 5 and RAID 50 supported via the onboard RAIDKey
PCI-Express to 8-Port SAS/SATA Controller with date rates of 5.0 GT/s for PCI-E
2.0, or 2.5 GT/s for PCI-E 1x
High Performance
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PowerPC 440 @ 533MHz
6Gb/s SAS Interface
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8-port SAS/SATA controller
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1.5 Gb/s, 3 Gb/s, and 6 Gb/s SAS/SATA data transfer rates supported
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Spread Spectrum Clocking supported
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SSP, SMP (Symmetric Multiple Processing), STP (Spanning Tree Protocol),
and SATA (Serial-ATA) protocols supported
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SAS and SATA devices supported
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Narrow and wide ports supported
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T-10 data protection
PCI-Express 2.0
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PCI-E x8, x4, x1 with a transfer rate of up to 5.0 GT/s per lane, full duplex
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Lane and Polarity reversal
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End-to-End CRC (ECRC) and Advanced Error Reporting (AER) supported
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PCI-Express hot-swap
Power Management Support
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Sleep and Standby power mode support for SATA
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Programmable SAS link power down
Network Communication
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I2C support for enclosure management and debugging
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UART interface for debugging
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SFF-8485 (Serial_Link General Input/Output) Specification-compliant
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JTAG (Joint_Test_Action_Group IEEE 1149.1 Standard) support
Functions of the LSI MegaRAID Utility
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Support for BIOS Boot Specification (BBS) (if available in the system BIOS)
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Support for Interrupt 13 and Enhanced Disk Drive Specification
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Support for Enable/Disable BIOS Boot
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Support for Hot-plug and Hot Auto Rebuild (during a hot plug event and the
physical drive is forced off-line)
Support for up to 2 Terabyte logical drives
Drives supported by the LSI MegaRAID Utility
The following drive features are supported by the LSI MegaRAID Software utility:
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Support for RAID 0, RAID 1, RAID 10, RAID 5 and RAID 50 (via a RAIDKey)
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Online mirror rebuilding
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Online consistency checking
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Array system management
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Error logging and notification
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Automatic resume of rebuilding on restart
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Support for manual rebuilding
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Auto-configuration support of newly-added physical drive
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Support for global hotspare
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Array initialization support
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Logical drive available immediately after creation
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Stripe size of 64 Kb supported
1-3 RAID Modes Supported by the LSI 2008 SAS
Controller
The LSI SAS/SATA 2008 Controllers supports IR (Integrated) Mode, IT (Initiator and
Target) Mode, and the IMR Mode.
Note: Different RAID modes require different firmware and drivers. Be sure
to download the correct RAID mode driver before installing it to the OS. For
firmware downloads and assistance, please contact Supermicro Technical
Support at www.supermicro.com or [email protected]
IR Mode Configuration
To create an IR RAID storage configuration, you will need to configure physical disk
drives into arrays first. An array is a group of one to eight physical disks treated by
a host computer as one large disk drive (logical drive). Only one RAID level can
be assigned to an array.
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A RAID 0 array consists of one to eight physical drives.
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A RAID 1 array consists of two physical drives.
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A RAID 10 array consists of four, six or eight physical drives.
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Warning: Do not use both SAS and SATA drives in the same array to
avoid system malfunctioning and to decrease Mean Time Between Failures (MTBF).
To Activate IR Mode
You can activate the IR RAID mode by doing the following:
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Press any key in the BIOS setup.
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Press <CTRL> + <C> to activate the IR RAID mode.
IR RAID Level Overview
RAID 0 (Striping)
RAID 0 performs disk striping across all disk drives in an array. It does not provide
data redundancy, but it offers the best RAID performance.
RAID 0 Requires 1~8 Disk Drives
RAID 0 Example with 2 Disks
Disk Drive A
Disk Drive B
Segment 1
Segment 2
Segment 3
Segment 4
Segment 5
Segment 6
Segment 7
Segment 8
RAID 1/RAID 1E (Mirroring/Enhanced Mirroring)
RAID 1 creates a duplicate copy of data by copying all data from one drive to another. It provides data redundancy, but it requires double data storage capacity.
RAID 1 Requires a minimum of 2 Disk Drives
RAID 1 Example with 2 Disks
Disk Drive A
Disk Drive B
Segment 1
Duplicate copy of Segment 1
Segment 2
Duplicate copy of Segment 2
Segment 3
Duplicate copy of Segment 3
Segment 4
Duplicate copy of Segment 4
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RAID 10 (Striping + Mirroring)
RAID 10 combines RAID 0 and RAID 1 by first breaking down data into smaller
segments and stripping these segments to each RAID1 set. Each RAID 1 set,
then duplicates its data to its mirrored drive.
RAID 10 provides the best RAID performance and best data security.
RAID 10 Requires 4, 6, or 8 Disk Drives
RAID 10 Example with 4 Disk Drives
Striping: Data Striping Across Drive A & Drive B
Drive A
Drive B
Segment 1
Segment 2
Segment 3
Segment 4
Segment 5
Segment 6
Segment 7
Segment 8
Mirroring: Coping Data
from Drive A to Drive C
Mirroring: Copying Data from
Drive B to Drive D
Drive A
Drive C
Drive B
Drive D
Segment 1
Duplicate Copy of
Segment1
Segment 2
Duplicate Copy of
Segment2
Segment 3
Duplicate Copy of
Segment3
Segment 4
Duplicate Copy of
Segment4
Segment 5
Duplicate Copy of
Segment5
Segment 6
Duplicate Copy of
Segment6
Segment 7
Duplicate Copy of
Segment7
Segment 8
Duplicate Copy of
Segment8
IT Mode (Initiator and Target Mode)
This is a Non-RAID mode. To use this mode, be sure to flash an IT mode firmware to the EEPROM and install an IT Mode driver to the system OS. (See the
note below.)
To Activate IT Mode
You can activate IT RAID mode by doing the following:
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Press any key in the BIOS setup.
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Press <CTRL> + <C> to activate IT RAID mode.
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Chapter 2
Configuring the LSI MegaRAID IR_Mode Settings
This chapter provides configuration instructions for the LSI Embedded
MegaRAID Software utility for IR_Mode settings. If you do not wish to
configure LSI Software RAID settings, please skip this section and go
directly to OS Installation. For OS installation instructions, please refer to
our website at www.supermicro.com.
For system stability, please do not use both SAS and SATA drives in the
same array.
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Mode Settings
Follow the steps indicated below to configure arrays and logical drives in SAS IR
Mode.
1. Power on the system.
2. When the LSI RAID Initialization screen displays, press <CTRL> and <C> to
enter the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility.
Figure 2.1
3. Once you are in the LSI MegaRAID Software Configuration Utility, highlight
the LSI SAS 2008 setting you like to configure, and press <Enter> to invoke
the LSI MegaRAID Main page as shown below.
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Figure 2.2
4. When Boot Support is highlighted as in the screen above, press
<-> or <+> to change the setting. Press <Enter> to select the setting. For more information on an item, press <F1> or <Shift F1> to
access help information. (The default setting for Boot Support is
Enabled BIOS & OS.)
5. After you've selected the Boot Support setting, use the up/down
arrow keys to select RAID Properties to create RAID volumes.
6. Once RAID Properties is highlighted, press <Enter> to select it. The
following screen will display.
Figure 2.3
7. When View Existing Volume appears, press <Enter> to display the existing
RAID Settings. Please note that this option will not be available if there is no
RAID volume configured in the system.
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Creating RAID Volumes
Creating RAID 1
To create RAID 1 Volume, select Create RAID 1 Volume from the RAID screen
shown on the previous page and press <Enter>. You can create up to two RAID
1 hard disk drives, and up to two optional hot spare drives. The following screen
will display.
Warning : All data on the disks will be erased when RAID 1 volume is
being created.
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Figure 2.4
1. Volume Type: This item displays the RAID volume type.
2. Volume Size: This item displays the size of the RAID Volume in GB.
3. Slot Number: This item indicates the slot numbers of the disk drives to be
configured into the RAID volume.
4. Device: This item indicates the manufacturer of the hard disk drive.
5. Identifier: This item indicates the part number of the hard disk.
6. RAID Disk: This item indicates if the HDD specified is a RAID device or not.
To change a non-RAID drive to a RAID drive, use the arrow keys to select the
appropriate field and press <-> or <+> to select this disk for a RAID volume
or a hot spare drive. Press <C> to create a RAID 1 volume. You can follow
the same procedure to change a RAID 1 drive to a non-RAID drive.
7. Drive Status: This item displays the status of the disk drive.
8. Pred. Fail (Predicting Failure): This item indicates the general condition of
an HDD failure as predicted by S.M.A.R.T. (Self-Monitoring, Analysis, and
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Reporting) Technology. SMART is a monitoring system used to detect and
report on the various health conditions of a hard drive. If an HDD failure is
anticipated by SMART, it is strongly recommended that you replace the hard
drive before creating a RAID volume on the disk drive.
9. Size: This item displays the size (in GB) of the RAID volume created.
Notes:
1. The size of the volume created in a disk drive does not reflect the actual
size of the disk.
2. If a RAID set consists of two or more disk drives, the size of the RAID
volume indicates the total RAID volume created by all the disks within the
RAID set combined.
Creating RAID 0
To create RAID 0, follow the following procedure.
1. Power on the system.
2. Press <CTRL> and <C> to enter the LSI RAID Configuration Utility during
Power_On_Sef_Test (POST).
3. Select LSI SAS 2008 and press <Enter>.
4. Using the arrow keys, select Boot Support. Pressing <+> or <->, select the
desired setting for this item. (The default setting is Enabled BIOS & OS.)
5. Select RAID Properties and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
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Figure 2.5
6. Using arrow keys, select Create RAID 0 and press <Enter>. The following
screen will display.
Note: Creating RAID 0 volume requires a minimum of 2 and a maximum
of 10 disks. Please note that all data in these disks will be erased.
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Figure 2.6
7. Use the arrow keys to select the RAID disk drive you want to create RAID
0. Then use <-> or <+> to change the RAID status. Select Yes and press
<Enter> to configure a RAID 0 setting.
8. Repeat the same procedure to configure all RAID disks you want to include in
the RAID 0 volume. Press <C> to create RAID 0 and save the volume.
Creating RAID 1E/10
To create RAID 1E/10, follow the following procedure.
1. Power on the system.
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2. Press <CTRL> and <C> to enter the LSI RAID Configuration Utility during
POST.
3. Select LSI SAS 2008 and press <Enter>.
4. Using the arrow keys, select Boot Support. Pressing <+> or <->, select the
desired setting for this item. (The default setting is Enabled BIOS & OS.)
5. Select RAID Properties and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
Figure 2.7
6. Select RAID Properties and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
7. Using the Up/Down arrow keys, select Create RAID 1E/10 Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen will display.
Note: Creating RAID IE or RAID 10 volume requires a minimum of 3 and
a maximum of 10 disks, among which you can create up to two hot spare
drives. Please note that all data stored in the disk drives will be erased.
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Figure 2.8
8. Use the arrow keys to select the RAID disks you want to create RAID 1E or
10. Press <-> or <+> to change the RAID status. Select Yes and press <Enter> to configure a RAID IE or RAID 10. Repeat the same steps to configure
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all RAID disks you want to include in the RAID volume. Press <C> to create
and save the RAID volume.
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Managing Volume
When the LSI SAS 2008 Controller main screen appears, select RAID Properties
(shown on Page 2-2) and press <Enter>. Select View Existing Volume and press
<Enter>. The following screen will display.
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Figure 2.9
Manage Hot Spares
1. When the screen shown above displays, Select Manage Volume and press
<Enter> to invoke the following screen.
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Figure 2.10
2. Select Manage Hot Spares and press <Enter> to manage Hot Spare drives.
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Figure 2.11
3. Using the left/right arrow keys, select Hot Spares as shown above. Use the <+>
or <-> key to change the value in this setting. Select Yes to configure this device
as a Hot Spare for the RAID Volume. When No is selected, this device will not be
used as a Hot Spare for the RAID Volume. (The default setting is No).
Consistency Check
1. From the LSI SAS RAID menu, select RAID Properties and press <Enter>.
2. Select View Existing Volume and press <Enter>.
3. Select Manage Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
Figure 2.12
4. Select Consistency Check and press <Enter>.
5. Press <Y> to start volume consistency check and exist the submenu. Please
note that this process might take several hours to complete. Press <N> to
abandon volume consistency check and exit the submenu.
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Activate Volume
1. From the LSI SAS RAID menu, select RAID Properties and press <Enter>.
2. Select View Existing Volume and press <Enter>.
3. Select Manage Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
Figure 2.13
4. When the screen above displays, select Activate Volume and press <Enter>.
This feature is used to activate a RAID volume. It is not available when one
of the following conditions occurs:
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The volume selected is currently active.
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Activating the volume will exceed the maximum number of active volumes or
RAID disks allowed.
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The volume contains incompatible metadata on it.
Delete Volume
1. From the LSI SAS RAID menu, select RAID Properties and press <Enter>.
2. Select View Existing Volume and press <Enter>.
3. Select Manage Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
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Figure 2.14
4. When the screen above displays, select Delete Volume and press <Enter>.
Warning! This feature is used to delete a RAID volume. When you deleting
a RAID volume, all data in the volume will be erased as well.
5. Press <Y> to start deleting RAID volume and exist to the Adapter Properties
submenu. Press <N> to abandon volume deletion and exit the submenu.
Online Capacity Expansion
1. From the LSI SAS RAID menu, select RAID Properties and press <Enter>.
2. Select View Existing Volume and press <Enter>.
3. Select Manage Volume and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
Figure 2.15
4. When the screen above displays, select Online Capacity Expansion and
press <Enter>. You can use this feature to expand the capacity of the current
RAID volume if it is a RAID 1 volume, and is supported or enabled by your
firmware.
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SAS Topology
To use SAS Topology, follow the following steps.
1. Power on the system.
2. Press <CTRL> and <C> to enter the LSI RAID Configuration Utility at bootup.
3. Select LSI SAS 2008 and press <Enter>.
4. Using the arrow keys, select Boot Support. Pressing <+> and <-> keys, select
the desired setting and press <Enter> as shown in the screen below. (The
default setting is Enabled BIOS & OS.)
5. Select SAS Topology and press <Enter>. The submenu menu will display.
Figure 2.16
6. This item displays the name of the LSI SAS Controller.
7. Device Identifier is used to identify the type of a device. When Direct Attach
Devices is highlighted, press <Enter> to display the information of all disk
drives installed in the system as shown on the screen below.
8. This item Device Info displays the functionality of a device.
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Figure 2.17
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9. These items display the types of disk drives installed in the system.
10. This item displays the RAID types and RAID volumes of the devices attached
to the system.
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Figure 2.18
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Advanced Adapter Properties
To configure Advanced Adapter Properties settings, follow the steps below.
1. Power on the system.
2. Press <CTRL> and <C> to enter the LSI RAID Config. Utility during POST.
3. Select LSI SAS 2008 and press <Enter>.
4. Using the arrow keys, select Boot Support. Pressing <+> and <-> keys, select
the desired setting and press <Enter> as shown in the screen below. (The
default setting is Enabled BIOS & OS.)
Figure 2.19
5. Select Advanced Adapter Properties and press <Enter>. The submenu menu
will display.
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Figure 2.20
6. Select Advanced Device Properties from the submenu again and press <Enter> to display the status of the devices that connected to the system including items such as IO Timeout, Removable Media Support and Restores.
7. Select Adapter Timing Properties from the submenu and press <Enter> to display the status including Spinup delay and missing delay, etc.
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Exit
After you've changed SAS RAID Configuration settings, press <Esc> to access the
Exit menu as shown below.
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Figure 2.21
1. Cancel Exit: Use this feature to cancel exit and return to the SAS Configuration Utility menu.
2. Save changes then exit this menu: Select this item and press <Enter> to save
the changes you've made and return to the Configuration Utility menu.
3. Discard changes then exit this menu: Select this item and press <Enter> to
discard the changes you've made and return to the Configuration Utility menu.
4. Exit the Configuration Utility and Reboot: Select this item and press <Enter>
to exit the SAS Configuration Utility and reboot the system.
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Chapter 3
Configuring the LSI MegaRAID IMR_Mode Settings
This chapter provides instructions on how to configure MegaRAID IMR
settings for the LSI 2008 SAS controller. If you do not wish to configure
LSI Software RAID settings, please skip this section and go directly to
OS Installation. For OS installation instructions, please refer to our web
site at www.supermicro.com.
For system stability, please do not use both SAS and SATA drives in the
same array.
3-1 Using the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility for
the IMR Mode
Follow the steps below to configure arrays and logical drives.
1. Power on the system.
2. Enter the BIOS Setup Utility and enable "Port 64/60 Emulation" support in
the Advanced Setting if your USB Keyboard/Mouse is not supported by the
Web_BIOS; otherwise, skip this step.
3. Press <CTRL> and <H> to enter the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility at
bootup.
4. Once you are in the LSI MegaRAID Configuration Utility, highlight LSI SAS
2008 and press <Enter>. The MegaRAID IMR-Mode Home page will display.
Figure 3.1
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The LSI MegaRAID IMR_Mode Home Page
The LSI MegaRAID IMR_Mode submenu includes the following items. To configure
the settings for a submenu item, use the mouse or press the <Tab> key to select
the submenu item and press <Enter>.
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Controller Selection
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Controller Properties
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Scan Devices
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Virtual Drives
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Drives
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Configuration Wizard
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Physical View
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Events
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Exit
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Controller Selection
This feature allows you to configure the settings of a controller installed on an adaptor card. Follow the instructions below to configure the settings of a controller.
1. Select Controller Selection to display the adapter Selection menu as shown
below.
Figure 3.2
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2. This menu displays the information of all adapters installed on the motherboard. Click <Start> to configure the settings of an adapter.
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Controller Properties
This feature allows you to configure the properties settings of a controller installed
on an adaptor card. Follow the instructions below to configure the settings of a
controller.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Controller Properties and press
<Enter>. The following screen will display.
Figure 3.3
3. This page displays the properties of the selected driver, including information on the driver, such as Serial Number, Sub_Vendor ID, Sub_Device ID,
Firmware_Version, Firmware Package_Version, Firmware Time, WebBIOS
Version, and Drive Count.
4. Once you've viewed the properties of the controller, click <Next> to view the
following technical items as shown in the screen below.
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Figure 3.4
Battery Backup: This item indicates if a backup battery is installed in the system.
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Coercion Mode: From the pup-up menu, select a desired setting for the Coercion
Mode. The options are None, 128MB-way, and 1GB-way.
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Set Factory Default: Select Yes from the pull-up menu to load factory default
settings. Select No if you do not want to use the factory default settings.
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S.M.A.R.T Polling: Enter a number (in seconds) for S.M.A.R.T Polling Interval.
Cluster Mode: Select Enabled from the pull-up menu to enable cluster support.
Select Disabled to disable cluster support.
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Alarm Control: This item indicates current Alarm Control Status.
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Rebuild Rate: Enter a value as the Rebuild rate for the system.
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Patrol Read Rate: Enter a value in the field for Patrol Read Rate.
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BGI Rate: Enter a value as the BGI rate for the system.
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Cache Flash Interval: Enter a value in the field to specify how often the system
shall flash the cache.
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CC Rate: Enter a value as the CC rate for the system.
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Spinup Drive Count: This item displays the number of spinup drives installed.
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Reconstruction Rate: Enter a value as the Reconstruction rate for the system.
Spinup Delay: This item indicates how long a spinup drive will wait before the
next command is executed.
Controller BIOS: Select Enabled from the pull-up menu to load the Controller
BIOS. Select Disabled to disable Controller BIOS support.
Stop_On_Error: Select Enable to stop current operation and display the error
message when an error occurs. Select Disabled to disable this feature.
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NCQ: Select Enabled from the pull-up menu to enable NCQ (Native Command
Queuing) support which will increase the performance of an HDD by allowing
it to optimize the operation sequence in retrieving outstanding requests and in
executing read/write commands.
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Drive PowerSave: Select Enabled from the pull-up menu to use the Power_Save
mode for the selected drive.
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Scan Devices
This feature displays the status of the device selected.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Scan Devices and press <Enter>.
The following screen will display.
Figure 3.5
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Enclosure Model: This item displays the type of the Enclosure Model
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Enclosure ID: This item displays the Enclosure ID of the device.
Click <Home> to return to the Home page. Click <Back> for the previous page.
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Virtual Drives
This feature displays all virtual drives detected in the system and allows the user
to perform an action on the drive selected.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Virtual Drives and press <Enter>.
The following screen will display.
Figure 3.6 a
Figure 3.6 b
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3. All virtual drives installed in the system will display in the left window. Select a
virtual drive to perform the following actions.
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Fast Initialize: Check this item to perform fast initialization for the drive selected.
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Slow Initialize: Check this item to perform slow initialization for the drive selected.
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Check Consistency: Check this item to check data consistency for the drive
selected.
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Properties: Check this item to display the properties of the drive selected.
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Set Boot Drive: Check this item to make the selected drive a bootable drive.
After you've select an action to perform, click <Go> to perform the action or click
<Reset> to reset the setting.
4. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select a drive and press <Enter>. The
properties of the selected drive will display as shown below.
Figure 3.7
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5. This menu displays the following information of a selected drive.
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Properties: This section displays the properties of the drive.
Policies: This section sets the policies of using the controller on this drive. To
change a setting, select a desired setting from the pull-down menu, and click
<Change> for change it.
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Operations: This section allows the user to change the state of an operation,
including the following.
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Click <Delete> to delete an operation.
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Click <Locate> to locate a drive.
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Click <Fast Init> for fast initialization.
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Click <Slow Init> for slow initialization.
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Click <CC> to duplicate an operation on another drive.
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Click <Adv Opers> for Advanced Operation Options.
After you've selected desired configuration settings, click <Go> to perform the actions. Click the <Home> icon
to go back to the Home page. Click <Back> to go
back to the previous page.
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Drives
This feature displays all drives detected in the system and allows the user to perform
an action to a drive selected by the user.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Drives and press <Enter>. The
following screen will display.
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Figure 3.8
3. Select a drive by highlighting it and check an item from the following items to
perform an action.
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Rebuild: Check this item to rebuild the drive selected.
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Properties: Check this item to display the properties of the drive selected.
After you've selected an action to perform, click <Go> to perform the action. Click
<Reset> to reset the setting.
Then, click <Home> to return to the home page. Click <Back> to return to the
previous page.
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Configure Wizard
This is a quick configuration guide to show you how to easily and efficiently configure MegaRAID settings.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Configure Wizard and press <Enter>. The following screen will display.
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Figure 3.9
3. Check the following items to perform an action.
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Clear Configuration: Check this item to clear the existing RAID configuration
settings.
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New Configuration: Check this item to delete all RAID configuration settings
and create new a RAID Volume. Data previously stored in the drive will be
erased as well.
Warning: When creating a new RAID volume, all existing RAID arrays
will be erased.
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Add Configuration: Check this item to keep the existing configuration settings
and to add new settings to the drive. This is a safe operation because there is
no risk of losing data.
After you've checked an item, click <Cancel> to cancel the selection. Click <Next>
to proceed with the action selected.
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Add Configuration
If you've selected Add Configuration and clicked <Next>, the following screen will
display.
Figure 3.10
This page allows you to configure MegaRAID settings using the following methods.
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Manual Configuration: Check this item to manually create drive groups, virtual
drives and set their parameters. All drives including configured drives will display.
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Automatic Configuration: Check this item to allow the LSI SAS RAID Controller
to configure the MegaRAID settings automatically. This is the most efficient way
in configuring RAID settings.
After you've selected a configuration method, click <Next> to proceed with configuration. Click <Back> to return to the previous page. Click <Cancel> to cancel
the selection. Refer to the following screen for reference. Also, be sure to set the
Boot Drive.
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Figure 3.11
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Logical View
This feature displays the status of logical drives of the system.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Logical View and press <Enter>.
The following screen will display. (The following page displays the status of
logical drives installed in the system.)
Figure 3.12
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Physical View
Click <Physical View> on the left window of the home page to display the Physical
View page as shown below. This page displays the status of all physical drives
detected in the system.
Figure 3.13
3-10 Events
This feature displays the system event logs.
1. Click the <Home> icon
to display the Home page.
2. Use the <Tab> key or the mouse to select Events and press <Enter>. The
following screen will display.
Figure 3.14
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First Sequence#: This item indicates the number of the first event.
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Last Sequence#: This item indicates the number of the last event.
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Event Locale: This item indicates the location where the event occurs, including:
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Virtual Drive
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Physical Drive
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Enclosure
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BBU (Battery_Backup Unit)
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SAS (SAS devices)
Event Class: This item indicates the class of an event, including:
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Informational: This event is used for informational purpose only.
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Warning: This event provides a warning to the user.
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Critical: This is a critical event concerning system stability. User's intervention is required to solve the problem before the system becomes unstable.
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Start Sequence#: This item indicates the event number when the event (issue)
first started.
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# of Events (Maximum 248 at a time): This indicates the number of events
pertaining to the this issue indicated above.
After you've selected the desired settings, click <Go> to display event logs.
Click <Home> to return to the Home page. Click <Back> to return to the previous
page.
After you've configure MegaRAID settings, click <Exit> to exit the LSI MegaRAID
Utility.
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