A “hot spare” is a drive physically in a node that is configured to automatically replace a drive that is in an array that fails. In our case, we’ll choose ” New Configuration ” and then click on ‘ Next ‘. This process destroys any and all existing data on the array. Progress ‘ will slowly run. You may well be creating a different configuration.

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Retrieved from ” https: This is because, after the initial initialization fujits complete, a full background initialization is performed. To make life easier, the controller gives you the option of performing an ” Automatic Configuration “, but we’re control freaks.

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Do note that the ‘ Operation: You may well be creating a different configuration. Here we see a controller with 24 1. Do fyjitsu use anything here unless you are willing and able to take responsibility for your own actions.

Repeat this for the second ” UG ” drive. This page was last modified on 5 Raiddat Highlight one of the ” UG ” disks to open the ” Operations ” menu.

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The controller, being ever diligent and terrifying, will warn you about the risks of using write-back caching only when the BBU is healthy. Hot spares can either be allocated to a specific array when you have two or moreor it can be a “global” hot spare GHS.


We only have one array, so this step is arguably not needed.

If you get an error saying ” Must wait for current operation to complete “, then don’t worry about setting the boot device. We’re building a new array, so in our case and most ofteninitialization is desired.

We are taken back to the ” Virtual Drives ” window and our new array is shown. We have a Flash Backup module on our controller that allows us to safely use write-back caching. Feel free to use a ‘ Name ‘ if you like. The former is used on the Mx generations and the later from the Sx generation servers. However, should new drives be added in the future and a second array created, this will prevent problems.

The first screen you will see is one that asks you to choose which adapter you want to configure. It is part of the ” Anvil!

Next, click on the ” Update Size ” button and the controller will automatically fill out the ” Select Size ” text field. The page will reload but now the ” Accept Fujihsu ” button is gone, which is good. We could have allocated a hot-spare during the assembly of the array above, but in my case, I want two hot spares.


Progress ‘ will slowly run. To create a drive group, click on the first drive in the list ” Slot: Until this is complete, disk performance will be degraded.

All info is provided fuuitsu. Shortly after returning to the main menu, a window will pop up telling you that the initialization has completed.

Fujitsu PRIMERGY TX100 S3 Operating Manual: Configuring The Sas/sata Raid Controller

As much as we’d not want to lose performance, this is the only safe option. If this was a single-server setup, that would be perfectly sensible. We’re going to use all disks to create a single Hx100 level 5 array. In our case that is OK, so we’ll click ‘ Yes ‘.

Any questions, feedback, advice, complaints or meanderings are welcome. Your array will almost certainly be different, but the general look will be the same. It is meant to be a “quick-start” guide to help you get under way with building an Anvil!