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Choosing the Correct Affinity Option for a Global Hot Spare

When you choose one of the installed hard drives to be used as a Global Hot Spare under Intel® RAID Web Console greater than version 2.34 you will see two further options, No Affinity and With Affinity, as per screenshot below:

Intel® RAID Web Console

No Affinity:
This allows the Global Hot Spare to have the ability to be used as a spare for any of the Virtual Drives being controlled by that controller, regardless of location.

With Affinity:
This sets the Global Hot Spare to have an affinity with the enclosure in which it is located. What this means is that this disk will ONLY act as a Global Hot Spare for Virtual Drives that are located within the same enclosure as itself. This disk will not function as a Global Hot Spare for Virtual Drives that are outside of its own enclosure.

Operating System:

OS Independent

This applies to:

Intel® RAID Controller RS25AB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25DB080
Intel® RAID Controller RS25FB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS25SB008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL040
Intel® RAID Controller RS2BL080
Intel® RAID Controller RS2MB044
Intel® RAID Controller RS2PI008
Intel® RAID Controller RS2WC040
Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC040
Intel® RAID Controller RS3DC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS3FC044
Intel® RAID Controller RS3GC008
Intel® RAID Controller RS3SC008
Intel® RAID Controller RS3UC080
Intel® RAID Controller RS3WC080
Intel® RAID Controller RT3WB080
Intel® RAID Controller SASMF8I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS144E
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSAS18E
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASBB8I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASJV
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASLS4I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASPH16I
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSASRB
Intel® RAID Controller SRCSATAWB
Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB040
Intel® RAID SSD Cache Controller RCS25ZB040LX
Intel® Server Board S3200SH
Intel® Server Board S5000PAL
Intel® Server Board S5000PSL
Intel® Server Board S5000VCL
Intel® Server Board S5000VSA
Intel® Server Board X38ML
Intel® Server System S7000FC4UR
Intel® Server System SC5400RA
Intel® Server System SR1520ML
Intel® Server System SR2520SA
Intel® Storage Server SSR212MC2
Intel® Storage Server SSR212MC2R

Solution ID: CS-028969
Last Modified: 08-Oct-2014
Date Created: 26-Mar-2008
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