HP Smart Array P600 Controller User Guide

HP Smart Array P600 Controller User Guide

HP Smart Array P600 Controller

User Guide

March 2005 (First Edition)

Part Number 384229-001

© Copyright 2005 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.

The information contained herein is subject to change without notice. The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services.

Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. HP shall not be liable for technical or editorial errors or omissions contained herein.

March 2005 (First Edition)

Part Number 384229-001

Audience assumptions

This document is for the person who installs, administers, and troubleshoots servers and storage systems. HP assumes you are qualified in the servicing of computer equipment and trained in recognizing hazards in products with hazardous energy levels.

Contents

3

Hardware features 7

Board components................................................................................................................................ 7

Controller specifications ...................................................................................................................... 8

Overview of the installation procedure 9

Installing the controller in an unconfigured server .............................................................................. 9

Installing the controller in a previously configured server................................................................. 10

Installing the controller hardware 11

Before beginning the installation ....................................................................................................... 11

Preparing the server ........................................................................................................................... 11

Installing the controller board ............................................................................................................ 12

Connecting storage devices................................................................................................................ 13

Connecting internal storage .................................................................................................... 13

Connecting external storage ................................................................................................... 14

SAS cable part numbers.......................................................................................................... 14

Updating the firmware 17

Methods for updating the firmware.................................................................................................... 17

Configuring an array 19

Introduction........................................................................................................................................ 19

Comparing the utilities....................................................................................................................... 20

Using ORCA...................................................................................................................................... 21

Using ACU......................................................................................................................................... 22

Using CPQONLIN............................................................................................................................. 22

Setting drive rebuild, expand priority, and accelerator ratio................................................... 23

Expanding an array ................................................................................................................. 24

Adding or configuring spare drives ........................................................................................ 24

Migrating RAID level and stripe size online .......................................................................... 25

Installing device drivers and Management Agents 27

Installing device drivers ..................................................................................................................... 27

Installing Management Agents .......................................................................................................... 27

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Upgrading or replacing controller options 29

Replacing a battery............................................................................................................................. 29

Replacing, moving, or adding hard drives 33

Identifying the status of a hard drive.................................................................................................. 33

Recognizing hard drive failure........................................................................................................... 35

Effects of a hard drive failure ................................................................................................. 35

Compromised fault tolerance.................................................................................................. 36

Recovering from compromised fault tolerance....................................................................... 36

Replacing hard drives......................................................................................................................... 37

Factors to consider before replacing hard drives .................................................................... 38

Automatic data recovery (rebuild) .......................................................................................... 39

Upgrading hard drive capacity................................................................................................ 42

Moving drives and arrays................................................................................................................... 43

Adding drives..................................................................................................................................... 44

Diagnosing array problems 47

Controller board runtime LEDs ......................................................................................................... 47

Cache module LEDs .......................................................................................................................... 49

Diagnostic tools ................................................................................................................................. 50

Electrostatic discharge 51

Preventing electrostatic discharge...................................................................................................... 51

Grounding methods to prevent electrostatic discharge ...................................................................... 52

Regulatory compliance notices 53

Federal Communications Commission notice.................................................................................... 53

FCC rating label...................................................................................................................... 53

Class A equipment.................................................................................................................. 54

Class B equipment .................................................................................................................. 54

Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo, United States only........ 55

Modifications.......................................................................................................................... 55

Cables ..................................................................................................................................... 55

Canadian notice (Avis Canadien)....................................................................................................... 56

European Union regulatory notice ..................................................................................................... 56

BSMI notice ....................................................................................................................................... 57

Japanese notice................................................................................................................................... 57

Korean notice A&B ........................................................................................................................... 58

Battery replacement notice................................................................................................................. 58

Taiwan battery recycling notice.............................................................................................. 59

Acronyms and abbreviations

Index

Contents 5

61

63

Hardware features

7

In this section

Board components ..........................................................................................................................

7

Controller specifications.................................................................................................................

8

Board components

5

6

7

3

4*

Item ID

1*

2

Description

SAS port 1E (external, shared), 4x wide

Controller health LED (blinking green indicates board is OK, amber indicates board has failed)

I/O activity LED (indicates total activity of all ports)

SAS port 1I (internal, shared), 4x wide

SAS port 2I (internal, dedicated), 4x wide

Cache module (also known as BBWC or array accelerator)

Secondary (lower) battery for cache module

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*Ports 1E and 1I share electrical circuitry. Whenever the controller is reset, it searches for devices connected to port 1E before searching on port 1I. If both these ports are connected to storage devices, the controller discovers and uses only the devices attached to port 1E. Devices connected to port 1I are not displayed in this case.

Controller specifications

Feature Details

Card type Full-length PCI-X 133

Dimensions (excluding bracket) 31.1 cm x 10.8 cm x 1.8 cm (12.3 in x 4.3 in x 0.7 in)

Power required

Temperature range

Relative humidity

(noncondensing)

Approximately 28 W

Operating, 10° to 35°C (50° to 95°F); storage, -20° to 55°C (-4° to

131°F)

Operating, 10% to 70%; storage, 5% to 90%

RAID levels supported

Connector type

Transfer rate

Number of SAS ports

0, 1, 1+0, 5, ADG (also called RAID 6)

Compatible with full-length 3.3-V, 64-bit PCI-X or PCI slot

Up to 1.0 GB/s at 133 MHz (64-bit)

2 (1 internal, and 1 that can be used as internal or external)

SAS transfer rate Up to 1.2 GB/s per port in each direction

For more information about the controller features and specifications, and for information about system requirements, refer to the HP website

( http://www.hp.com/products/smartarray ).

Overview of the installation procedure

9

In this section

Installing the controller in an unconfigured server.........................................................................

9

Installing the controller in a previously configured server ...........................................................

10

Installing the controller in an unconfigured server

New HP ProLiant server models self-configure when they are powered up for the first time. For more information about the autoconfiguration process, refer to the server-specific setup and installation guide or the HP ROM-Based Setup Utility

User Guide. These guides are available on the server Documentation CD.

IMPORTANT: Do not power up the server until the hardware configuration is satisfactory, as described in the procedure given in this section.

To install the controller in an unconfigured server:

1. Install the controller hardware ("Installing the controller hardware" on page

11 ).

2. If necessary, install physical drives.

The number of drives in the server determines the RAID level that is autoconfigured when the server is powered up (next step). For details, refer to the server-specific setup and installation guide or the HP ROM-Based

Setup Utility User Guide.

3. Power up the server. The autoconfiguration process runs.

4. Update the system firmware ("Updating the firmware" on page 17 ).

5. Update the controller firmware ("Updating the firmware" on page 17 ).

6. Install the operating system and device drivers ("Installing device drivers" on

page

27 ). Instructions are provided with the CD that is supplied in the

controller kit.

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The server is now ready to use. If you want to create additional logical drives

("Configuring an array" on page 19 ), you may now do so.

Installing the controller in a previously configured server

1. Back up any data on the system.

2. Update the server firmware ("Updating the firmware" on page 17 ).

3. If the new controller is to be the boot device, install the device drivers

("Installing device drivers" on page 27 ). Otherwise, continue with step 4.

4. Install the controller hardware ("Installing the controller hardware" on page

11 ).

5. Set the controller order.

6. Update the controller firmware ("Updating the firmware" on page 17 ).

7. If the controller is not going to be the boot device, install the device drivers

("Installing device drivers" on page 27 ).

8. Update the Management Agents ("Installing Management Agents" on page

27 ) if new versions are available.

The server is now ready to use. If you want to create additional logical drives, you may now do so.

Installing the controller hardware

11

In this section

Before beginning the installation..................................................................................................

11

Preparing the server ......................................................................................................................

11

Installing the controller board.......................................................................................................

12

Connecting storage devices ..........................................................................................................

13

Before beginning the installation

Before beginning the installation procedure, visit the HP website

( http://www.hp.com/support ) to confirm that you have the latest version of each driver and utility file needed. Compare the version numbers of the files there with those of the same files on the software CD or DVD that is supplied in the controller kit.

Preparing the server

Before installing the controller in the server, back up all data.

If the server supports hot-pluggable devices, no further preparation is required.

Proceed to install the controller board as described ("Installing the controller board" on page 12 ).

If the server does not support hot-pluggable devices:

1. Close all applications.

2. Power down the server.

CAUTION: In systems that use external data storage, be sure that the server is the first unit to be powered down and the last to be powered back up. Taking this precaution ensures that the system does not erroneously mark the drives as failed when the server is powered up.

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3. Power down all peripheral devices that are attached to the server.

4. Unplug the AC power cord from the outlet and then from the server.

5. Disconnect all peripheral devices from the server.

Installing the controller board

WARNING: To reduce the risk of personal injury or

damage to the equipment, consult the safety information and user documentation provided with the server before attempting the

installation.

Many servers are capable of providing energy levels that are considered hazardous and are intended to be serviced only by qualified personnel who have been trained to deal with these hazards. Do not remove enclosures or attempt to bypass any interlocks that may be provided for the purpose of removing these

hazardous conditions.

1. Remove or open the access panel.

2. Select an available 3.3-V, 64-bit full-length PCI or PCI-X slot.

3. If the controller is being hot-plugged, power down the slot.

4. Remove the slot cover or open the hot-plug latch. Save the retaining screw if one is present.

5. Slide the controller board along the slot alignment guide, and press the board firmly into the slot so that the contacts on the board edge are properly seated in the system board connector.

6. Secure the controller board in place with the hot-plug latch or retaining screw. If there is a guide latch on the rear of the board, close the latch.

7. Connect storage devices to the controller. (For details of the procedure, refer

to "Connecting storage devices (on page 13 ).")

NOTE: Drives that are to be grouped in the same array should all have comparable capacity for efficient use of total storage capacity.

8. Close or replace the access panel, and secure it with thumbscrews, if any are present.

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CAUTION: Do not operate the server for long periods with the access panel open or removed. Operating the server in this manner results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.

9. If the controller was hot-plugged, power up the slot.

Connecting storage devices

You can connect the controller ports to internal SAS drives ("Connecting internal storage" on page 13

) or to external enclosures ("Connecting external storage" on

page

14 ) that contain SAS or SATA drives. For information about the supported

drive models, refer to the HP website ( http://www.hp.com

).

Connecting internal storage

1. If the storage device that you are adding is not hot-pluggable, power down the system.

2. Install hard drives, if necessary.

IMPORTANT: Drives that are to be used in the same array must be of the same type, either all SAS or all SATA. (Parallel SCSI drives cannot be used with this controller.)

NOTE: Drives that are to be grouped in the same array should all have comparable capacity for efficient use of total storage capacity.

For additional information about drive installation, refer to the appropriate

section in this guide ("Replacing, moving, or adding hard drives" on page 33 )

and consult the server documentation and the documentation that accompanied the drives.

3. If you intend to connect the drives to the shared internal port of the controller

(port 1I), disconnect any storage devices that are attached to the shared external port (port 1E). When both these ports are connected to storage media, the controller preferentially discovers the devices on the external shared port, and drives on the internal shared port are unavailable.

4. Use the internal wide SAS cable provided with the server to connect the controller to the drives.

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– If the drives are hot-pluggable, connect the internal connector of the controller to the SAS connector on the hot-plug drive cage.

– If the drives are not hot-pluggable, connect the internal connector of the controller to the non-hot-pluggable hard drives.

5. Close or replace the access panel, and secure it with thumbscrews, if any are present.

CAUTION: Do not operate the server for long periods with the access panel open or removed. Operating the server in this manner results in improper airflow and improper cooling that can lead to thermal damage.

6. If the added drives are not hot-pluggable, power up the system.

Connecting external storage

1. Power down the server.

2. Connect an external SAS cable to the external port of the controller.

NOTE: You do not have to disconnect any internal drives on shared internal port 1I because the controller preferentially discovers devices attached to port 1E. However, drives on the shared internal port are unavailable until you disconnect the external storage device.

3. Tighten the lock screws on the cable connector.

4. Attach the other end of the cable to the SAS input connector of the external storage enclosure.

IMPORTANT: Drives that are to be used in the same array must be of the same type, either all SAS or all SATA. (Parallel SCSI drives cannot be used with this controller.)

5. Tighten the lock screws on the cable connector.

6. Power up the enclosure.

7. Power up the server.

SAS cable part numbers

NOTE: If you require additional cables, order them by the option kit number.

SAS cable type

External cable

Internal wide cable

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Cable length

1.0 m (3.3 ft)

2.0 m (6.6 ft)

4.0 m (13 ft)

6.0 m (20 ft) depends on the server

Option kit number

389665-B21

389668-B21

389671-B21

389674-B21 refer to the server documentation

Cable assembly number

361317-001

361317-002

361317-004

361317-006

361316-00x

Updating the firmware

17

In this section

Methods for updating the firmware ..............................................................................................

17

Methods for updating the firmware

To update the firmware on the server, controller, or hard drives, use Smart

Components. These components are available on the Firmware Maintenance CD.

A more recent version of a particular server or controller component might be available on the support page of the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/support ).

Components for controller and hard drive firmware updates are also available from the software and drivers page for storage products

( http://www.hp.com/support/proliantstorage ).

1. Find the most recent version of the component that you require. Components for controller firmware updates are available in offline and online formats.

2. Follow the instructions for installing the component on the server. These instructions are given with the CD and are provided on the same Web page as the component.

3. Follow the additional instructions that describe how to use the component to flash the ROM. These instructions are provided with each component.

For more information about updating the firmware, refer to the HP ProLiant

Storage Firmware Maintenance User Guide (for controller and hard drive firmware) or the HP Online ROM Flash User Guide (for server firmware).

Configuring an array

19

In this section

Introduction ..................................................................................................................................

19

Comparing the utilities .................................................................................................................

20

Using ORCA ................................................................................................................................

21

Using ACU ...................................................................................................................................

22

Using CPQONLIN .......................................................................................................................

22

Introduction

HP provides three utilities for manually configuring an array on a Smart Array controller:

• ORCA—A simple ROM-based configuration utility

• ACU—A versatile, browser-based utility that provides maximum control over configuration parameters

• CPQONLIN—A menu-based configuration utility specifically for servers using Novell NetWare

NOTE: To copy a particular array configuration to several other servers on the same network, use ACR or the scripting capability of ACU. ACR is provided in the SmartStart Scripting Toolkit, available on the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/servers/sstoolkit ).

Whichever utility you use, the following limitations apply:

• For the most efficient use of drive space, do not mix drives of different capacities within the same array. The configuration utility treats all physical drives in an array as if they have the same capacity as the smallest drive in the array. The excess capacity of any larger drives is wasted because it is unavailable for data storage.

• The probability that an array will experience a drive failure increases with the number of physical drives in the array. If you configure a logical drive with RAID 5, keep the probability of failure low by using no more than 14 physical drives in the array.

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For conceptual information about arrays, logical drives, and fault-tolerance methods, and for information about default array configuration settings, refer to the HP Array Configuration Utility User Guide. This document is available on the Documentation CD that is provided in the controller kit.

Comparing the utilities

NOTE: A + in the appropriate column indicates that the feature or procedure is supported, while -- indicates that the feature or procedure is not supported.

Supported features

Uses a graphical interface

Available in languages other than English

Executable at any time

Available on CD

Uses a wizard to suggest the optimum configuration for an unconfigured controller

Describes configuration errors

Supported procedures

Creation and deletion of arrays and logical drives

Assignment of RAID level

ACU

+

+

+

+

CPQONLIN

--

--

+

+

+ +

+

ACU

+

--

CPQONLIN

+

ORCA

--

--

--

--

--

--

ORCA

+

Sharing of spare drives among several arrays

Assignment of multiple spare drives per array

Setting of stripe size

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

+

--

--

--

Migration of RAID level or stripe size

Configuration of controller settings

Expansion of an array

Creation of multiple logical drives per array

Setting of boot controller

+

+

+

+

--

+

+

+

+

--

--

--

--

--

+

Configuring an array

Using ORCA

1. Power up the server. POST runs, and any array controllers that are in the server are initialized one at a time. During each controller initialization process, POST halts for several seconds while an ORCA prompt message appears.

2. At the ORCA prompt, press the F8 key.

The ORCA main menu appears, enabling you to create, view, or delete a logical drive.

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To create a logical drive using ORCA:

1. Select Create Logical Drive.

The screen displays a list of all available (unconfigured) physical drives and the valid RAID options for the system.

2. Use the Arrow keys, Spacebar, and Tab key to navigate around the screen and set up the logical drive, including an online spare drive if one is required.

NOTE: You cannot use ORCA to configure one spare drive to be shared among several arrays. Only ACU enables you to configure shared spare drives.

3. Press the Enter key to accept the settings.

4. Press the F8 key to confirm the settings and save the new configuration.

After several seconds, the Configuration Saved screen appears.

5. Press the Enter key to continue.

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You can now create another logical drive by repeating the previous steps.

NOTE: Newly created logical drives are invisible to the operating system. To make the new logical drives available for data storage, format them using the instructions given in the operating system documentation.

Using ACU

For detailed information about using ACU, refer to the HP Array Configuration

Utility User Guide. This document is available on the Documentation CD that is provided in the controller kit.

Using CPQONLIN

The NetWare Online Array Configuration Utility (CPQONLIN) is an NLM that enables you to configure drive arrays on a NetWare server without powering down the server or storage system. CPQONLIN also provides information about the status of drives attached to the controller.

To run CPQONLIN:

1. Use the software CD provided with the controller to load the drivers

(HPQCISS.HAM and CPQSHD.CDM) and the executable

(CPQONLIN.NLM) on the server. Detailed instructions are provided with the

CD.

2. Enter cpqonlin at the console prompt.

3. Use the arrow keys to highlight the Array Configuration Utility menu item, and then press the Enter key.

4. From the list of controllers that is presented, select the one that you want to configure.

– If there are no logical drives connected to the controller, an autoconfiguration wizard opens and prompts you for fault-tolerance information.

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– If the controller is connected to at least one logical drive, CPQONLIN continues in manual configuration mode. Use the arrow and Enter keys to navigate around the screen and set up the logical drive. To get online help at any time, press the F1 key.

5. When you have finished configuring the array, save the changes.

NOTE: Newly created logical drives are invisible to the operating system. To make the new logical drives available for data storage, format them using the instructions given in the operating system documentation.

The following sections provide details of some typical procedures.

Setting drive rebuild, expand priority, and accelerator ratio

1. Go to the Main Configuration View screen.

2. Highlight the controller.

3. Select the Controller Settings option below Controller Options. The

Controller Settings screen appears.

Drive rebuild

Drive rebuild occurs after a physical drive fails and is replaced. Only logical drives configured for fault tolerance (RAID 1, RAID 5, ADG) on the array with the failed physical drive will rebuild.

Priority settings

To set the drive rebuild priority:

1. Highlight the controller.

2. Select the controller settings:

– If you choose low priority for drive rebuild, drive rebuilding occurs when

I/O to the drive is inactive.

– If you choose high priority, drive rebuilding occurs faster, at the expense of normal I/O operations.

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Accelerator ratio

The controller has an onboard cache called an Array Accelerator, which performs both write-posting and read-ahead caching. The setting in CPQONLIN determines the amount of memory allocated to the read and write caches.

For example, if the accelerator ratio is set to Read 75%:Write 25%, 75% of Array

Accelerator cache is dedicated to read-ahead cache and 25% is dedicated to the write-posting cache. This option can be modified from the Controller Settings menu.

Expanding an array

During an expand, performance may be slightly degraded. In most cases, however, any potential degradation is offset by the addition of physical drives.

Some tips for expanding include:

• Perform the expand process during periods of low server use. If you must expand during peak periods, CPQONLIN enables you to set the priority of the expand. Setting the priority to LOW affects performance the least, but it takes longer for the new space to become available.

• When expanding, always add drives with a capacity equal to or greater than the capacity of the smallest drive in the array. Adding larger drives wastes space because only the space that is equal to the smallest drive size can be used.

Adding or configuring spare drives

When adding a spare drive to an array, an unassigned drive must exist or a drive already assigned as a spare must exist on another array. You can assign a single spare to any number of arrays or assign separate spares.

When you select Assign Spare Drive, only drives that qualify appear (for example, only those spares that are large enough appear). If drives that you expect to see do not appear, switch to the physical drive view (Tab key), and check the size of the drives. The capacity of the spare must be equal to or greater than the capacity of the smallest drive in the array.

Migrating RAID level and stripe size online

Configuring an array 25

Using CPQONLIN, you can modify both the RAID level and stripe size of an existing logical drive while online. To migrate a drive:

1. Select the drive setting option under the logical drive menu for the drive you intend to modify.

2. Select the new RAID level and/or stripe size from the choices presented. If the new settings are valid, the migration begins when you save the changes.

Installing device drivers and Management

Agents

27

In this section

Installing device drivers................................................................................................................

27

Installing Management Agents .....................................................................................................

27

Installing device drivers

The drivers for the controller are located on the Support Software CD or the

SmartStart CD that is provided in the controller kit. Updates are posted to the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/support ).

Using the Support Software CD: Instructions for installing the drivers from the

Support Software CD are given in the leaflet that is supplied with the CD.

Using the SmartStart CD: If you use the Assisted Installation path feature of

SmartStart to install the operating system on a new server, the drivers are automatically installed at the same time.

You can also use SmartStart to update the drivers manually on systems that are already configured. For more information, refer to the SmartStart documentation.

Installing Management Agents

If you use the Assisted Installation path feature of SmartStart to install the operating system on a new server, the Management Agents are automatically installed at the same time.

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You can update the Management Agents by using the latest versions of the agents from the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/servers/manage ). The procedure for updating the agents is provided on the same Web page.

If the new agents do not function correctly, you might also need to update

Systems Insight Manager. The latest version of Systems Insight Manager is available for download at the HP website ( http://www.hp.com/servers/manage ).

Upgrading or replacing controller options

29

In this section

Replacing a battery .......................................................................................................................

29

Replacing a battery

WARNING: There is a risk of explosion, fire, or personal

injury if the battery pack is not properly handled. Refer to "Battery

replacement notice (on page

58

)" before installing or removing any

item that contains a battery pack.

IMPORTANT: Whether you are replacing the main cache battery or the secondary (lower) cache battery, remove both batteries so that the board circuitry recognizes the new battery pack.

1. Close all applications, and then power down the server. This procedure flushes all data from the cache.

2. Remove the cache module: a. Open the ejector latches on each side of the DIMM connector (1). b. Pull the cache module out of the DIMM slot (2).

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3. If the main cache battery must be replaced: a. Press the battery retainer tabs down, and push them through to the other side of the cache board (1). b. Lift the battery pack off the cache board (2).

4. Remove the secondary cache battery pack: a. Unhook the wire retainer that holds the battery pack to the controller board (1). b. While holding the battery in one hand, pull the plastic retainer tabs up and push them through to the other side of the controller board (2).

Upgrading or replacing controller options 31

5. Replace whichever battery is degraded.

6. Reinstall the batteries on the cache board and the controller board.

7. Reinstall the cache board and its battery on the controller.

Replacing, moving, or adding hard drives

33

In this section

Identifying the status of a hard drive ............................................................................................

33

Recognizing hard drive failure .....................................................................................................

35

Replacing hard drives ...................................................................................................................

37

Moving drives and arrays .............................................................................................................

43

Adding drives ...............................................................................................................................

44

Identifying the status of a hard drive

When a drive is configured as a part of an array and connected to a powered-up controller, the condition of the drive can be determined from the illumination pattern of the hard drive status lights (LEDs).

Online/Activity

LED (green)

Fault/UID LED

(amber/blue)

On, off, or flashing

Alternating amber and blue

Interpretation

The drive has failed, or a predictive failure alert has been received for this drive; it also has been selected by a management application.

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Online/Activity

LED (green)

Fault/UID LED

(amber/blue)

On, off, or flashing

Steadily blue

Interpretation

The drive is operating normally, and it has been selected by a management application. regularly (1 Hz)

On Off

Flashing regularly (1 Hz)

Amber, flashing regularly (1 Hz)

Flashing regularly (1 Hz)

Off

Flashing irregularly

Flashing irregularly

Off

Off

Amber, flashing regularly (1 Hz)

Off

Steadily amber regularly (1 Hz)

Off

Replace the drive as soon as possible.

The drive is online, but it is not active currently.

Do not remove the drive. Removing a drive may terminate

the current operation and cause data loss.

The drive is part of an array that is undergoing capacity expansion or stripe migration, but a predictive failure alert has been received for this drive. To minimize the risk of data loss, do not replace the drive until the expansion or migration is complete.

Do not remove the drive. Removing a drive may terminate

the current operation and cause data loss.

The drive is rebuilding, or it is part of an array that is undergoing capacity expansion or stripe migration.

The drive is active, but a predictive failure alert has been received for this drive. Replace the drive as soon as possible.

The drive is active, and it is operating normally.

A critical fault condition has been identified for this drive, and the controller has placed it offline. Replace the drive as soon as possible. the drive as soon as possible.

The drive is offline, a spare, or not configured as part of an array.

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Recognizing hard drive failure

A steadily glowing Fault LED indicates that that drive has failed. Other means by which hard drive failure is revealed are:

• The amber LED on the front of a storage system illuminates if failed drives are inside. (However, this LED also illuminates when other problems occur, such as when a fan fails, a redundant power supply fails, or the system overheats.)

• A POST message lists failed drives whenever the system is restarted, as long as the controller detects at least one functional drive.

• ACU represents failed drives with a distinctive icon.

• Systems Insight Manager can detect failed drives remotely across a network.

(For more information about Systems Insight Manager, refer to the documentation on the Management CD.)

• ADU lists all failed drives.

For additional information about diagnosing hard drive problems, refer to the HP

Servers Troubleshooting Guide.

CAUTION: Sometimes, a drive that has previously been failed by the controller may seem to be operational after the system is powercycled or (for a hot-pluggable drive) after the drive has been removed and reinserted. However, continued use of such marginal drives may eventually result in data loss. Replace the marginal drive as soon as possible.

Effects of a hard drive failure

When a hard drive fails, all logical drives that are in the same array are affected.

Each logical drive in an array may be using a different fault-tolerance method, so each logical drive can be affected differently.

• RAID 0 configurations cannot tolerate drive failure. If any physical drive in the array fails, all non-fault-tolerant (RAID 0) logical drives in the same array will also fail.

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• RAID 1+0 configurations can tolerate multiple drive failures as long as no failed drives are mirrored to one another.

• RAID 5 configurations can tolerate one drive failure.

• RAID ADG configurations can tolerate simultaneous failure of two drives.

Compromised fault tolerance

If more hard drives fail than the fault-tolerance method allows, fault tolerance is compromised, and the logical drive fails. In this case, all requests from the operating system are rejected with unrecoverable errors. You are likely to lose

data, although it can sometimes be recovered (refer to "Recovering from compromised fault tolerance" on page 36 ).

One example of a situation in which compromised fault tolerance may occur is when a drive in an array fails while another drive in the array is being rebuilt. If the array has no online spare, any logical drives in this array that are configured with RAID 5 fault tolerance will fail.

Compromised fault tolerance can also be caused by non-drive problems, such as a faulty cable or temporary power loss to a storage system. In such cases, you do not need to replace the physical drives. However, you may still have lost data, especially if the system was busy at the time that the problem occurred.

Recovering from compromised fault tolerance

If fault tolerance is compromised, inserting replacement drives does not improve the condition of the logical volume. Instead, if the screen displays unrecoverable error messages, perform the following procedure to recover data:

1. Power down the entire system, and then power it back up. In some cases, a marginal drive will work again for long enough to enable you to make copies of important files.

If a 1779 POST message is displayed, press the F2 key to re-enable the logical volumes. Remember that data loss has probably occurred and any data on the logical volume is suspect.

2. Make copies of important data, if possible.

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3. Replace any failed drives.

4. After you have replaced the failed drives, fault tolerance may again be compromised. If so, cycle the power again. If the 1779 POST message is displayed: a. Press the F2 key to re-enable the logical drives. b. Recreate the partitions. c. Restore all data from backup.

To minimize the risk of data loss that is caused by compromised fault tolerance, make frequent backups of all logical volumes.

Replacing hard drives

The most common reason for replacing a hard drive is that it has failed.

However, another reason is to gradually increase the storage capacity of the entire system.

If you insert a hot-pluggable drive into a drive bay while the system power is on, all disk activity in the array pauses for a second or two while the new drive is spinning up. When the drive has achieved its normal spin rate, data recovery to the replacement drive begins automatically (as indicated by the blinking

Online/Activity LED on the replacement drive) if the array is in a fault-tolerant configuration.

If you replace a drive belonging to a fault-tolerant configuration while the system power is off, a POST message appears when the system is next powered up. This message prompts you to press the F1 key to start automatic data recovery. If you do not enable automatic data recovery, the logical volume remains in a ready-torecover condition and the same POST message appears whenever the system is restarted.

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Factors to consider before replacing hard drives

Before replacing a degraded drive:

• Open Systems Insight Manager and inspect the Error Counter window for each physical drive in the same array to confirm that no other drives have any errors. (For details, refer to the Systems Insight Manager documentation on the Management CD.)

• Be sure that the array has a current, valid backup.

• Use replacement drives that have a capacity at least as great as that of the smallest drive in the array. The controller immediately fails drives that have insufficient capacity.

In systems that use external data storage, be sure that the server is the first unit to be powered down and the last to be powered back up. Taking this precaution ensures that the system does not erroneously mark the drives as failed when the server is powered up.

To minimize the likelihood of fatal system errors, take these precautions when removing failed drives:

• Do not remove a degraded drive if any other drive in the array is offline (the

Online/Activity LED is off). In this situation, no other drive in the array can be removed without data loss.

The following cases are exceptions:

– When RAID 1+0 is used, drives are mirrored in pairs. Several drives can be in a failed condition simultaneously (and they can all be replaced simultaneously) without data loss, as long as no two failed drives belong to the same mirrored pair.

– When RAID ADG is used, two drives can fail simultaneously (and be replaced simultaneously) without data loss.

– If the offline drive is a spare, the degraded drive can be replaced.

• Do not remove a second drive from an array until the first failed or missing drive has been replaced and the rebuild process is complete. (The rebuild is complete when the Online/Activity LED on the front of the drive stops blinking.)

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The following cases are exceptions:

– In RAID ADG configurations, any two drives in the array can be replaced simultaneously.

– In RAID 1+0 configurations, any drives that are not mirrored to other removed or failed drives can be simultaneously replaced offline without data loss.

Automatic data recovery (rebuild)

When you replace a hard drive in an array, the controller uses the fault-tolerance information on the remaining drives in the array to reconstruct the missing data

(the data that was originally on the replaced drive) and write it to the replacement drive. This process is called automatic data recovery, or rebuild. If fault tolerance is compromised, this data cannot be reconstructed and is likely to be permanently lost.

If another drive in the array fails while fault tolerance is unavailable during rebuild, a fatal system error may occur, and all data on the array is then lost. In exceptional cases, however, failure of another drive need not lead to a fatal system error. These exceptions include:

• Failure after activation of a spare drive

• Failure of a drive that is not mirrored to any other failed drives (in a RAID

1+0 configuration)

• Failure of a second drive in a RAID ADG configuration

Time required for a rebuild

The time required for a rebuild varies considerably, depending on several factors:

• The priority that the rebuild is given over normal I/O operations (you can change the priority setting by using ACU)

• The amount of I/O activity during the rebuild operation

• The rotational speed of the hard drives

• The availability of drive cache

• The brand, model, and age of the drives

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• The amount of unused capacity on the drives

• The number of drives in the array (for RAID 5 and RAID ADG)

Allow approximately 15 minutes per gigabyte for the rebuild process to be completed. This figure is conservative; the actual time required is usually less than this.

System performance is affected during the rebuild, and the system is unprotected against further drive failure until the rebuild has finished. Therefore, replace drives during periods of low activity when possible.

When automatic data recovery has finished, the Online/Activity LED of the replacement drive stops blinking steadily at 1 Hz and begins to either glow steadily (if the drive is inactive) or flash irregularly (if the drive is active).

CAUTION: If the Online/Activity LED on the replacement drive does not light up while the corresponding LEDs on other drives in the array are active, the rebuild process has abnormally terminated. The amber Fault LED of one or more drives might also be illuminated. Refer to "Abnormal termination of a rebuild (on page

40 )" to determine what

action you must take.

Abnormal termination of a rebuild

If the Online/Activity LED on the replacement drive permanently ceases to be illuminated even while other drives in the array are active, the rebuild process has abnormally terminated. The following table indicates the three possible causes of abnormal termination of a rebuild.

Observation Cause of rebuild termination

None of the drives in the array have an illuminated amber Fault LED.

One of the drives in the array has experienced an uncorrectable read error.

The replacement drive has failed. The replacement drive has an illuminated amber Fault LED.

One of the other drives in the array has an illuminated amber Fault

LED.

The drive with the illuminated Fault

LED has now failed.

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Each of these situations requires a different remedial action.

Case 1: An uncorrectable read error has occurred.

1. Back up as much data as possible from the logical drive.

CAUTION: Do not remove the drive that has the media error.

Doing so causes the logical drive to fail.

2. Restore data from backup. Writing data to the location of the unreadable sector often eliminates the error.

3. Remove and reinsert the replacement drive. This action restarts the rebuild process.

If the rebuild process still terminates abnormally:

1. Delete and recreate the logical drive.

2. Restore data from backup.

Case 2: The replacement drive has failed.

Verify that the replacement drive is of the correct capacity and is a supported model. If these factors are not the cause of the problem, use a different drive as the replacement.

Case 3: Another drive in the array has failed.

A drive that has recently failed can sometimes be made temporarily operational again by cycling the server power.

1. Power down the server.

2. Remove the replacement physical drive (the one undergoing a rebuild), and reinstall the drive that it is replacing.

3. Power up the server.

If the newly failed drive seems to be operational again:

1. Back up any unsaved data.

2. Remove the drive that was originally to be replaced, and reinsert the replacement physical drive. The rebuild process automatically restarts.

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3. When the rebuild process has finished, replace the newly failed drive.

However, if the newly failed drive has not recovered:

1. Remove the drive that was originally to be replaced, and reinsert the replacement physical drive.

2. Replace the newly failed drive.

3. Restore data from backup.

Upgrading hard drive capacity

You can increase the storage capacity on a system even if there are no available drive bays by swapping drives one at a time for higher capacity drives. This method is viable as long as a fault-tolerance method is running.

CAUTION: Because it can take up to 15 minutes per gigabyte to rebuild the data in the new configuration, the system is unprotected against drive failure for many hours while a given drive is upgraded.

Perform drive capacity upgrades only during periods of minimal system activity.

To upgrade hard drive capacity:

1. Back up all data.

2. Replace any drive. The data on the new drive is re-created from redundant information on the remaining drives.

CAUTION: Do not replace any other drive until data rebuild on this drive is complete.

When data rebuild on the new drive is complete, the Online/Activity LED stops flashing steadily and either flashes irregularly or glows steadily.

3. Repeat the previous step for the other drives in the array, one at a time.

When you have replaced all drives, you can use the extra capacity to either create new logical drives or extend existing logical drives. For more information about these procedures, refer to the HP Array Configuration Utility User Guide.

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Moving drives and arrays

You can move drives to other ID positions on the same array controller. You can also move a complete array from one controller to another, even if the controllers are on different servers.

Before you move drives, the following conditions must be met:

• The server must be powered down.

• If moving the drives to a different server, the new server must have enough empty bays to accommodate all the drives simultaneously.

• The array has no failed or missing drives, and no spare drive in the array is acting as a replacement for a failed drive.

• The controller is not running capacity expansion, capacity extension, or

RAID or stripe size migration.

• The controller is using the latest firmware version (recommended).

If you want to move an array to another controller, all drives in the array must be moved at the same time.

When all the conditions have been met:

1. Back up all data before removing any drives or changing configuration. This step is required if you are moving data-containing drives from a controller that does not have a battery-backed cache.

2. Power down the system.

3. Move the drives.

4. Power up the system. If a 1724 POST message appears, drive positions were changed successfully and the configuration was updated.

If a 1785 (Not Configured) POST message appears: a. Power down the system immediately to prevent data loss. b. Return the drives to their original locations. c. Restore the data from backup, if necessary.

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5. Verify the new drive configuration by running ORCA or ACU ("Configuring an array" on page 19 ).

Adding drives

You can add hard drives to a system at any time, as long as you do not exceed the maximum number of drives that the controller supports. You can then either build a new array from the added drives or use the extra storage capacity to expand the capacity of an existing array.

To perform an array capacity expansion, use ACU. If the system is using hotpluggable drives, you can expand array capacity without shutting down the operating system (that is, with the server online) if ACU is running in the same environment as the normal server applications. (For more information, refer to the HP Array Configuration Utility User Guide.)

The expansion process is illustrated in the following figure, in which the original array (containing data) is shown with a dashed border and the newly added drives

(containing no data) are shown unshaded. The array controller adds the new drives to the array and redistributes the original logical drives over the enlarged array one logical drive at a time. This process liberates some storage capacity on each of the physical drives in the array. During this procedure, the logical drives each keep the same fault-tolerance method in the enlarged array that they had in the smaller array.

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When the expansion process has finished, you can use the liberated storage capacity on the enlarged array to create new logical drives. Alternatively, you can enlarge one of the original logical drives. This latter process is called logical

drive capacity extension and is also carried out using ACU.

Diagnosing array problems

47

In this section

Controller board runtime LEDs ....................................................................................................

47

Cache module LEDs.....................................................................................................................

49

Diagnostic tools ............................................................................................................................

50

Controller board runtime LEDs

LED ID

0

1

2

3

NOTE: During server power-up, each runtime LED illuminates randomly until POST has finished.

Color LED name and interpretation

Amber CR510: Controller Failure LED. The controller firmware has detected an error.

Amber CR511: Drive Failure LED. A physical drive connected to the controller has failed. Check the Fault LED on each drive to determine which drive has failed.

Blue

Blue

CR512: Activity LED for SAS port 2I.

CR513: Activity LED for SAS port 1E and 1I.

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5

6

7

8

9

10

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LED ID

4

Color

Green

Blue

Green

Green

LED name and interpretation

CR514: Command Outstanding LED. The controller is working on a command from the host driver.

CR515: Heartbeat LED. This LED blinks every 2 seconds to indicate the controller health.

CR516: Gas Pedal LED. This LED, together with item 7, indicates the amount of controller CPU activity. For details, refer to the following table.

CR517: Idle Task LED. This LED, together with item 6, indicates the amount of controller CPU activity. For details, refer to the following table.

Amber CR507: Battery Status LED. For interpretation, refer to "Cache module LEDs

(on page 49 )."

Green CR508: Battery Charging LED. For interpretation, refer to "Cache module LEDs

(on page 49 )."

Amber CR509: Controller Failure LED. The controller hardware has detected an error.

Controller CPU activity level Item 6 status Item 7 status

75–100% On steadily On steadily

Cache module LEDs

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Item 1

(amber

LED)

--

--

Item 2

(green LED)

Interpretation

Steady glow The cache batteries are being charged.

Fast blink The cache microcontroller is waiting for the host controller to communicate.

Steady glow -- One of the following situations is occurring:

There is a short circuit across the battery terminals or within the battery pack.

The host controller is updating the cache microcontroller firmware.

Fast blink

Slow blink

(once every

16 seconds)

There is an open circuit across the battery terminals or within the battery pack.

This display pattern might occur after the system is powered down. It indicates that the cache contains data that has not yet been written to the drives. Restore system power as soon as possible to prevent data loss. (The battery lifetime depends on the cache module size. For further information, refer to the controller QuickSpecs on the HP website

( http://www.hp.com

).)

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Diagnostic tools

Several diagnostic tools provide feedback about problems with arrays. The most important are:

ADU

This utility is available on the SmartStart CD. The meanings of the various

ADU error messages are provided in the HP Servers Troubleshooting Guide.

POST messages

Smart Array controllers produce diagnostic error messages at reboot. Many of these POST messages are self-explanatory and suggest corrective actions.

For more information about POST messages, refer to the HP Servers

Troubleshooting Guide.

Server Diagnostics

To use Server Diagnostics: a. Insert the SmartStart CD into the server CD-ROM drive. b. Click Agree when the license agreement is displayed, and select the

Maintenance tab. c. Click Server Diagnostics, and follow the on-screen prompts and instructions.

Electrostatic discharge

51

In this section

Preventing electrostatic discharge ................................................................................................

51

Grounding methods to prevent electrostatic discharge.................................................................

52

Preventing electrostatic discharge

To prevent damaging the system, be aware of the precautions you need to follow when setting up the system or handling parts. A discharge of static electricity from a finger or other conductor may damage system boards or other staticsensitive devices. This type of damage may reduce the life expectancy of the device.

To prevent electrostatic damage:

• Avoid hand contact by transporting and storing products in static-safe containers.

• Keep electrostatic-sensitive parts in their containers until they arrive at staticfree workstations.

• Place parts on a grounded surface before removing them from their containers.

• Avoid touching pins, leads, or circuitry.

• Always be properly grounded when touching a static-sensitive component or assembly.

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Grounding methods to prevent electrostatic discharge

Several methods are used for grounding. Use one or more of the following methods when handling or installing electrostatic-sensitive parts:

• Use a wrist strap connected by a ground cord to a grounded workstation or computer chassis. Wrist straps are flexible straps with a minimum of

1 megohm

±10 percent resistance in the ground cords. To provide proper ground, wear the strap snug against the skin.

• Use heel straps, toe straps, or boot straps at standing workstations. Wear the straps on both feet when standing on conductive floors or dissipating floor mats.

• Use conductive field service tools.

• Use a portable field service kit with a folding static-dissipating work mat.

If you do not have any of the suggested equipment for proper grounding, have an authorized reseller install the part.

For more information on static electricity or assistance with product installation, contact an authorized reseller.

Regulatory compliance notices

53

In this section

Federal Communications Commission notice ..............................................................................

53

Canadian notice (Avis Canadien) .................................................................................................

56

European Union regulatory notice................................................................................................

56

BSMI notice..................................................................................................................................

57

Japanese notice .............................................................................................................................

57

Korean notice A&B ......................................................................................................................

58

Battery replacement notice ...........................................................................................................

58

Federal Communications Commission notice

Part 15 of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Rules and

Regulations has established Radio Frequency (RF) emission limits to provide an interference-free radio frequency spectrum. Many electronic devices, including computers, generate RF energy incidental to their intended function and are, therefore, covered by these rules. These rules place computers and related peripheral devices into two classes, A and B, depending upon their intended installation. Class A devices are those that may reasonably be expected to be installed in a business or commercial environment. Class B devices are those that may reasonably be expected to be installed in a residential environment (for example, personal computers). The FCC requires devices in both classes to bear a label indicating the interference potential of the device as well as additional operating instructions for the user.

FCC rating label

The FCC rating label on the device shows the classification (A or B) of the equipment. Class B devices have an FCC logo or ID on the label. Class A devices do not have an FCC logo or ID on the label. After you determine the class of the device, refer to the corresponding statement.

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Class A equipment

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.

Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference, in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at personal expense.

Class B equipment

This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:

• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.

• Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.

• Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit that is different from that to which the receiver is connected.

• Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for help.

Declaration of conformity for products marked with the FCC logo, United States only

This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and

(2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

For questions regarding this product, contact us by mail or telephone:

• Hewlett-Packard Company

P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 530113

Houston, Texas 77269-2000

• 1-800-HP-INVENT (1-800-474-6836). (For continuous quality improvement, calls may be recorded or monitored.)

For questions regarding this FCC declaration, contact us by mail or telephone:

• Hewlett-Packard Company

P. O. Box 692000, Mail Stop 510101

Houston, Texas 77269-2000

• 1-281-514-3333

To identify this product, refer to the part, series, or model number found on the product.

Modifications

The FCC requires the user to be notified that any changes or modifications made to this device that are not expressly approved by Hewlett-Packard Company may void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.

Cables

Connections to this device must be made with shielded cables with metallic

RFI/EMI connector hoods in order to maintain compliance with FCC Rules and

Regulations.

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Canadian notice (Avis Canadien)

Class A equipment

This Class A digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian

Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe A respecte toutes les exigences du

Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

Class B equipment

This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian

Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations.

Cet appareil numérique de la classe B respecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada.

European Union regulatory notice

This product complies with the following EU Directives:

• Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC

• EMC Directive 89/336/EEC

*For a notified body number refer to the product regulatory label.

Compliance with these directives implies conformity to harmonized European standards (European Norms) which are listed on the EU Declaration of

Conformity issued by Hewlett-Packard for this product or product family.

BSMI notice

Japanese notice

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Korean notice A&B

Class A equipment

Class B equipment

Battery replacement notice

This component uses a nickel metal hydride (NiMH) battery pack.

WARNING: There is a risk of explosion, fire, or personal

injury if a battery pack is mishandled. To reduce this risk:

Do not attempt to recharge the batteries if they are

disconnected from the controller.

Do not expose the battery pack to water, or to temperatures

higher than 60°C (140°F).

Do not abuse, disassemble, crush, or puncture the battery

pack.

Do not short the external contacts.

Replace the battery pack only with the designated HP spare.

Battery disposal should comply with local regulations.

Batteries, battery packs, and accumulators should not be disposed of together with the general household waste. To forward them to recycling or proper disposal, use the public collection system or return them by established parts return methods to HP, an authorized HP Partner, or one of their agents.

For more information about battery replacement or proper disposal, contact an authorized reseller or an authorized service provider.

Taiwan battery recycling notice

The Taiwan EPA requires dry battery manufacturing or importing firms in accordance with Article 15 of the Waste Disposal Act to indicate the recovery marks on the batteries used in sales, giveaway or promotion. Contact a qualified

Taiwanese recycler for proper battery disposal.

Acronyms and abbreviations

ACR

Array Configuration Replicator

ACU

Array Configuration Utility

ADG

Advanced Data Guarding (also known as RAID 6)

ADU

Array Diagnostics Utility

BBWC

battery-backed write cache

CPQONLIN

NetWare Online Array Configuration Utility

ORCA

Option ROM Configuration for Arrays

POST

Power-On Self Test

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RAID

redundant array of inexpensive (or independent) disks

RBSU

ROM-Based Setup Utility

SA

Smart Array

SAS

serial attached SCSI

SATA

serial ATA

SIM

Systems Insight Manager

Index

A

ACU (Array Configuration Utility) 22

adding drives 24, 44

ADU (Array Diagnostic Utility) 50

array capacity expansion 44

array configuration, copying 19

array controller installation overview 9

array, configuring 19, 24

array, moving 43

automatic data recovery (rebuild) 39

B

batteries, replacing 29

battery replacement notice 58

board components 7

BSMI notice 57

C

cable part numbers 14

cables 55

cache batteries, replacing 29

cache module LEDs 49 cache, features of 49

Canadian notice 56

compatibility of parallel SCSI drives 13, 14

compromised fault tolerance 36

configuring an array 19

connectors 7 controller board, features of 7

controller board, installing 11

controller installation, overview of 9

controller LEDs 47

CPQONLIN 22

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D

data recovery 36, 39

data transfer rate 8

device drivers, installing 27

diagnostic tools 50

drive capacity, upgrading 42

drive failure, detecting 35

drive LEDs 33

drivers 27

drives, adding 44

drives, configuring 24

drives, moving 43

E

electrostatic discharge 51

environmental requirements 8

error messages 35, 50

European Union notice 56

expanding an array 44 extending logical drive capacity 44

F

failure of hard drive 35

fault tolerance, compromised 36

Federal Communications Commission (FCC)

notice 53, 55

firmware, updating 17

G

grounding methods 52

H

hard drive LEDs 33

hard drive, failure of 35

hard drive, replacing 37

hard drives, adding 44

hard drives, determining status of 33

hard drives, installing 13

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hard drives, moving 43

I

installation overview 9

J

Japanese notice 57

K

Korean notices 58

L

LEDs, cache module 49

LEDs, controller 47

LEDs, hard drive 33

logical drive capacity extension 44

logical drive, creating 19

M

Management Agents, updating 27

moving an array 43

O

ORCA (Option ROM Configuration for

Arrays) 21

overview of installation process 9

P

parallel SCSI drives, compatibility of 13, 14

POST error messages 35, 50

power requirements 8

R

rebuild, abnormal termination of 40

rebuild, description of 39 rebuild, time required for 39

regulatory compliance notices 53

replacing hard drives 33

replacing the batteries 29

runtime LEDs 47

S

Server Diagnostics utility 50

shared ports 7

SmartStart Scripting Toolkit 19

specifications, controller 8

static electricity 51

status lights, cache module 49

status lights, controller 47

status lights, hard drive 33

storage capacity, increasing 42

storage devices, connecting 13

T

Taiwan battery recycling notice 59

temperature requirements 8

troubleshooting 50

U

updating the firmware 17

upgrading drive capacity 42

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