Array Management / ConfigurationHere I will step you through the creation of a typical RAID with the HighPoint 4310. Once the driver software is installed, configuration takes place through a web based GUI launched from a desktop icon. Simple.
Device page showing attached drives.
Drives must be initialized prior to creating an array.
Array creation screen, showing available array modes.
Stripe sizes are flexible, leaning towards greater sizes than other cards.
Array info page showing a created RAID-0.
Clicking ‘maintenance’ brings up a sub-page where you can delete or migrate the array.
Integrated event log viewer keeps a brief history of past events.
Consistency checking can be scheduled to occur automatically.
The main configuration page showing features such as staggered spinup.
Smart poling is also available through the GUI. Drive temperature alarms can be preset (for drives that support self-monitoring of temperature).
A RAID-10 shows as it is logically handled by the controller.
RAID-5 initialization in process. Initialization times were fast – limited only by the speed of our drives. RAID-6 is similar.