Promise VTrak: RAID Controllers and SAS-connected Expansion Chassis - Direct Attached with Spares configuration script

This article contains a script used to configure Promise RAID Controllers and SAS-connected Expansion Chassis for Direct Attached Storage.

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To create the configuration script, copy the text below beginning with the line "#Begin Copy" to the line "#End Copy" and paste the text into TextEdit, using these guidelines. Once you've created the script, follow the guidelines in this article to import the configuration script.


#Begin Copy
#
# Promise VTrak E-Class configuration script
#
# Script Name: RAID Controllers and SAS-connected Expansion Chassis: Direct Attached
#
#
# Script Details: builds 4 RAID 5 LUNs from 32 drives (head unit only)
# for direct attached usage
# Script Assumptions: no arrays or logical drives created
# (uncomment out array deletion if needed)
# script works with either SATA or SAS configurations
#
#
# Global controller settings
# LUN Affinity: enabled [required]
# Adaptive Writeback Cache: enabled [optional]
# Host Cache Flushing: disabled [optional]
# Forced Read Ahead: enabled [optional]
#
ctrl -a mod -i 1 -s "lunaffinity=enable, adaptivewbcache=enable, hostcacheflushing=disable, forcedreadahead=enable"
ctrl -a mod -i 2 -s "lunaffinity=enable, adaptivewbcache=enable, hostcacheflushing=disable, forcedreadahead=enable"
#
# Delete any existing arrays
# Delete array 0 thru 3
# Note: uncomment out delete array commands to delete any existing LUNs;
# all physical drives must be available for script to run
# successfully
#
#array -a del -d 0
#array -a del -d 1
#array -a del -d 2
#array -a del -d 3
#
# Build Data1 LUN
# RAID level: 5
# Physical Drives: 1, 2, 5, 6, 9, 10, 13
# Alias: Data1
# Controller Affinity: 1
# Configuration options: Capacity all (default), 64K stripe size (default),
# 512 byte sector (default), Read Ahead, Write Through
#
array -a add -p 1,2,5,6,9,10,13 -s "alias=Data1" -c 1 -l "alias=Data1,raid=5,readpolicy=readahead,writepolicy=writeback,preferredctrlid=1"
#
# Build Data2 LUN
# RAID level: 5
# Physical Drives: 3, 4, 7, 8, 11, 12, 15
# Alias: Data2
# Controller Affinity: 2
# Configuration options: Capacity all (default), 64K stripe size (default),
# 512 byte sector (default), Read Ahead, Write Through
#
array -a add -p 3,4,7,8,11,12,15 -s "alias=Data2" -c 1 -l "alias=Data2,raid=5,readpolicy=readahead,writepolicy=writeback,preferredctrlid=2"
#
# Build Data3 LUN
# RAID level: 5
# Physical Drives: 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26, 29
# Alias: Data3
# Controller Affinity: 1
# Configuration options: Capacity all (default), 64K stripe size (default),
# 512 byte sector (default), Read Ahead, Write Through
#
array -a add -p 17,18,21,22,25,26,29 -s "alias=Data3" -c 1 -l "alias=Data3,raid=5,readpolicy=readahead,writepolicy=writeback,preferredctrlid=1"
#
# Build Data4 LUN
# RAID level: 5
# Physical Drives: 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28, 31
# Alias: Data4
# Controller Affinity: 2
# Configuration options: Capacity all (default), 64K stripe size (default),
# 512 byte sector (default), Read Ahead, Write Through
#
array -a add -p 19,20,23,24,27,28,31 -s "alias=Data4" -c 1 -l "alias=Data4,raid=5,readpolicy=readahead,writepolicy=writeback,preferredctrlid=2"
#
# Set up global spares
# Physical Drives: 14, 16, 30, 32
# Type: Global spares, Revertible
spare -a add -p 14 -t g -r y
spare -a add -p 16 -t g -r y
spare -a add -p 30 -t g -r y
spare -a add -p 32 -t g -r y
#
# Perform Quick Init on all LUNs
# Note: Ensure any stale filesystem data is destroyed
#
init -a start -l 0 -q 100
init -a start -l 1 -q 100
init -a start -l 2 -q 100
init -a start -l 3 -q 100
#
# END
#
#End Copy
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