Introduction to the RH2285 V2


The RH2285 V2 is a 2-U two-socket rack server launched by Huawei to meet customer requirements for the Internet, Internet data center (IDC), cloud computing, enterprise market applications, and telecom service applications.
The RH2285 V2 features high-performance computing (HPC), large storage capacity, low power consumption, high scalability and reliability, and is easy to deploy and manage. It is ideal for virtualization, basic enterprise applications, telecom services, and storage services such as distributed storage, data mining, electronic albums, and videos.
The RH2285 V2 server comes with three configurations:
Eight 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs or SSDs at the front
Twelve 3.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs at the front and two 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs at the rear
A customized 3.5-inch hard disk tray can be used to support twelve 2.5-inch hard disks at the front.
Twenty-four 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs at the front and two 2.5-inch SAS/SATA HDDs at the rear

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Server marketing materials
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Server boot disk
ServiceCD2.0 is an intelligent boot disk for servers. It provides OS installation and RAID configuration functions. ServiceCD2.0 has the following features: - Provides wizard-based installation of OSs, such as Windows Server, SUSE, Red Hat, and VMware ESXi and installs device drivers based on the hardware detected. - Provides a graphical user interface to help you complete the installation. - Supports configuration of a variety of RAID controller cards through a unified GUI. You can use the boot disk (ServiceCD) delivered with the server to perform the installation. You can also download the iso file of the boot disk (ServiceCD) and perform the installation over remote control. For details about How do I download the iso and install the OS, see:

Rack server communication matrix
Visit to obtain the iBMC communication matrix for V3 servers.

Rack server documents
Rack server documentation:|9856522|21782478|21782482|9901881&clientWidth=1520&browseTime=1493177342179 RH2265 V2, RH2265H V2, RH2268 V2, and RH2268H V2 are distribution products. To obtain documents of these servers, visit

SoftRAID (onboard RAID) in Huawei servers
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.

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