H3C Servers Storage Controller User Guide-6W107

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01-Storage controller overview

Storage controller overview

The information in this document might differ from your product if it contains custom configuration options or features. The following information is subject to change over time. For the most up-to-date information, contact H3C Support.

The software screenshots used in this document are for illustration only and might differ from your products or versions.

The model name of a hardware option in this document might differ slightly from its model name label.

A model name label might add a prefix or suffix to the hardware-coded model name for purposes such as identifying the matching server brand or applicable region. For example, the DDR4-2666-8G-1Rx8-R memory model represents memory module labels including DDR4-2666-8G-1Rx8-R, DDR4-2666-8G-1Rx8-R-F, and DDR4-2666-8G-1Rx8-R-S, which have different suffixes.

Storage controllers provide powerful I/O transmission and bandwidth processing capabilities and support various RAID expansions to improve system performance. With support for multi-disk fragment storage of data and data read/write concurrency over multiple disks, storage controllers effectively reduce disk access delay and can meet RAID requirements in various scenarios.

Applicable servers

This document is applicable to the following devices:

·     Rack servers:

¡     H3C UniServer E3200 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R2700 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R2900 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R4100 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R4300 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R4300 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R4330 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R4700 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R4700 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R4900 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R4900 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R4930 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R4950 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R4950 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R5300 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R5300 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R5500 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R6700 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R6900 G3

¡     H3C UniServer R6900 G5

¡     H3C UniServer R8900 G3

·     Blade servers:

¡     H3C UniServer B5700 G3

¡     H3C UniServer B5700 G5

¡     H3C UniServer B5800 G3

¡     H3C UniServer B7800 G3

·     Compute modules:

¡     H3C UIS B460 G3.

¡     H3C UIS B580 G3.

¡     H3C UIS B780 G3.

For information about storage controller and server compatibility, contact Technical Support.

Technical specifications

For technical specifications of storage controllers, see H3C Servers Storage Controllers Technical Specifications.

Operating systems

For operating systems supported by storage controllers, contact Technical Support.

Configuration methods

Table 1 RAID configuration methods

RAID configuration method

Whether services are affected

Application scenarios


Configure RAID from the BIOS text or graphical interface


Applicable to all RAID configuration scenarios

H3C Servers Storage Controllers User Guide

Configure RAID simultaneously when the OS is installed from the iFIST interface


Applicable to the scenario where iFIST is used to configure RAID in the OS installation process for a single server.

For the available storage controllers, see H3C Servers iFIST User Guide.

H3C Servers iFIST User Guide

Configure RAID from the HDM interface.


Applicable to the scenario where service continuity must be guaranteed during the RAID configuration process.

For the available storage controllers, see H3C Servers HDM User Guide.

H3C Servers HDM User Guide

Configure a template with RAID settings and then apply the template to the server from the FIST interface.


Applicable to the scenario to configure RAID for multiple servers in batch.

For the available storage controllers, see H3C Servers FIST User Guide.

H3C Servers FIST User Guide

Use command lines or a third-party tool to configure RAID in the OS.


Applicable to the following scenarios

·     Use ARCCONF Command Line Utility to configure RAID with a PMC storage controller.

·     Use StorCLI to configure RAID with an LSI storage controller.

·     Use Intel VROC 6.0 PV GUI to configure RAID with a VROC module in a Windows operating system.

·     Use command lines to configure RAID with a VROC module in a Linux operating system.

Tool user guide from third parties


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