SoftRAID (onboard RAID) in Huawei servers

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SoftRAID is a simplified RAID solution. Huawei servers use Intel PCH to provide six SATA signals and use the LSIMegaRAID software solution. SoftRAID supports RAID 0, 1, 5, and 10. Only SATA and SSD disks support SoftRAID.
Only RH2265H V2, RH2285H V2, and RH2288H V2 servers support SoftRAID. You need to enable SoftRAID on the BIOS after choosing Advanced > IDE Configuration > HDC Configure As.
If external RAID cards, such as 2208 and 2308, are used to provide SoftRAID, you only need to install the RAID controller card and connect the SAS cable without any setting on the BIOS.

Other related questions:
Whether HBAs are included in the standard configuration of Huawei servers
HBAs are optional components. Huawei rack servers provide PCIe slots for installing HBA cards, and blade servers support HBA mezz cards. If you want to purchase HBA cards, contact the sales personnel in the local office or query the compatibility list.

Entering the RAID configuration interface
If the server is configured with an LSI 1078, 2208, or 3108 RAID card, press Ctrl+H during the server startup process. If the server is configured with an LSI 1064, 1068, 2308, or 3008 RAID card, press Ctrl+C during the server startup process. If the server is configured with SoftRAID, press Ctrl+M after the hard disk self-test during the server startup process.

Replacement of onboard NIC
The on-board NICs of certain servers, such as RH2285 V2 and RH2288 V2, are integrated on the mainboard. If you want to replace the on-board NIC, you must replace the mainboard. The on-board NICs of certain servers, such as all V3 servers, RH2285H V2, RH2288H V2, RH5885 V2, and E9000, can be replaced independently. For details, see the user guide of your server model.

Configuring RAID card
Manuals: For details about how to configure the RAID card and precautions, see http://support.huawei.com/enterprise/en/doc/DOC1000004186?idPath=7919749|9856522|21782478|19955021|19961397. Videos: LSI SAS2208 RAID Controller Card Configuration http://support.huawei.com/huaweiconnect/enterprise/thread-243427.html LSI SAS2308 RAID Controller Card Configuration http://support.huawei.com/huaweiconnect/enterprise/thread-243441.html LSI SAS3008 RAID Controller Card Configuration http://support.huawei.com/huaweiconnect/enterprise/thread-281743.html LSI SAS3108 RAID Controller Card Configuration http://support.huawei.com/huaweiconnect/enterprise/thread-281765.html

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