Using the ServeRAID Manager interface > Physical and Logical device views

The Physical and Logical device views show the physical devices and logical devices connected to the controller.


To view device information, click in the Enterprise view to expand a managed system; then, select a controller or enclosure from the tree. Information in the device views varies depending on the controller type.

The Physical devices view (on the left) displays information about the drives, enclosures, and other devices attached to the controller. The devices are shown organized by the channel or port that they are connected to and shown in numerical order. The display for each channel or port includes information on maximum speed capability, the number of the channel on the controller, and the number of devices attached to the controller.

Four indicators, next to the controller name, report status of the fan, battery, temperature, and power modules on SAF-TE (enclosure management) devices and other devices that monitor these conditions. The indicator is blue for normal, yellow for warning, and red for error; the indicator is grayed out if none of the devices on the controller monitor the condition. Example: the fan indicator changes to yellow when one fan fails; it changes to red when a second fan fails and cooling is no longer adequate.

The Logical devices view (on the right) displays information about the arrays and logical drives created using the physical devices. This information includes the number of arrays and logical drives, the RAID level of each device, and whether a logical drive is protected by a hot spare drive.

Tip: You can drag the bar between the Physical devices view and Logical devices view to adjust the size of each pane.

You can create and delete arrays and logical drives in the Logical devices view. The Create option opens a wizard that presents the steps necessary to create a new array.

Using the buttons and icons in the Logical devices view, you can:

You can also create and delete hot-spare drives.

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