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SAS RAID controllers for IBM i

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SAS RAID controllers for IBM i

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SAS architecture . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 22 24 24 26 27 27 29 SAS RAID controller maintenance . . . . 31 Rechargeable battery maintenance . Replacing a battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAID level summary . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Viewing IBM SAS disk information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Electronic emission notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . 17 Verifying the controller software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacing a 57B7 concurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . 17 Common controller and disk array management tasks . . . 14 Controller software . Replacing a 572B nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . . . . . . . . Disk array capacities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAID 5 . Replacing an SSD module on the PCIe RAID and SSD SAS adapter . . . . . . . . PCIe SAS RAID card comparison . . . . . . . . . . v What's new in SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 . . . . . . Performance considerations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacing a 572F/575C card set concurrent maintainable battery pack . . Viewing dual storage IOA attributes . . . 56 iii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Replacing a 57CF cache battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Dual storage IOA configurations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 . . . . . . . . . . . . SAS cabling considerations . . . . . . . . . . . Supported RAID levels . . . . . . . . . . . Disk arrays . . . . . . . . . . . Example: Using SAS fabric path information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 31 33 34 34 35 37 38 39 40 41 43 47 50 52 Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . .Contents Safety notices . . . . . . . . . . Considerations for solid-state drives . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . RAID 6 . . . . . . . 21 Possible disk storage IOA configurations Dual storage IOA functions . . . . . . . . . . Installing dual storage IOA configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Forcing a rechargeable battery error . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Separating the 572F/575C card set and moving the cache directory card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 . Dual storage IOA function attributes . . . . . . . . . . 55 Trademarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 . . . . Replacing a 574E concurrent maintainable battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Feature comparison of SAS RAID cards PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison . . . . . . . Dual storage IOA access optimization . . . . 1 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . . . Displaying rechargeable battery information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . System mirroring . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 . . . . . . Viewing SAS fabric path information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Removing and replacing a cache battery pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Error state . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2011 . . . . . . © Copyright IBM Corp. . . 2010. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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(R002) (L001) (L002) viii SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . restore the rack cabinet to the configuration of the rack cabinet as you received it. v If the rack cabinet you are relocating is part of a suite of rack cabinets. Ensure that there is no stabilizer bracket installed on the rack cabinet during movement. or equivalent. Do not use a ramp inclined at more than 10 degrees.CAUTION: Removing components from the upper positions in the rack cabinet improves rack stability during relocation. repopulate the rack cabinet from the lowest position to the highest position. shelves. Also lower the leveling pads to raise the casters off of the pallet and bolt the rack cabinet to the pallet.). Pack the rack cabinet in the original packaging material. – Ensure that there are no empty U-levels between devices installed in the rack cabinet below the 32U level. you must observe the following precautions: – Remove all devices in the 32U position and above. v Verify that all door openings are at least 760 x 230 mm (30 x 80 in. complete the following steps: – Lower the four leveling pads. v If a long-distance relocation is required. When possible. and cables are secure. doors. restore the rack cabinet to the configuration of the rack cabinet as you received it. Ensure that the four leveling pads are raised to their highest position. – If you removed any devices from the rack cabinet. detach the rack cabinet from the suite. – Install stabilizer brackets on the rack cabinet. – Ensure that the heaviest devices are installed in the bottom of the rack cabinet. If this configuration is not known. v Verify that the route that you choose can support the weight of the loaded rack cabinet. Refer to the documentation that comes with your rack cabinet for the weight of a loaded rack cabinet. v Inspect the route that you plan to take to eliminate potential hazards. drawers. Follow these general guidelines whenever you relocate a populated rack cabinet within a room or building: v Reduce the weight of the rack cabinet by removing equipment starting at the top of the rack cabinet. When the rack cabinet is in the new location. v v v v v Ensure that all devices.

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v Updated the “Verifying the controller software” on page 17 table to include information about 2BD9. September 2010 v Updated the “PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison” on page 3 table to include information about 2BE0. © Copyright IBM Corp. 57CD. 2010. and 57CF cards. 2BE1. 2011 1 . v Added a procedure for “Replacing an SSD module on the PCIe RAID and SSD SAS adapter” on page 47 March 2010 v Updated the PCIe SAS RAID card comparison table to include information about 57C7 and 57CF cards. February 2010 v Added information for IBM Power Systems™ servers that contain the POWER7® processor.What's new in SAS RAID controllers for IBM i Read about new or significantly changed information in SAS RAID controllers for IBM i since the previous update of this topic collection. v Updated the SAS cabling considerations with SAS cable requirement details for integrated SAS RAID adapters. v Updated the “PCIe SAS RAID card comparison” on page 6 table to include information about 57CD cards. v Updated the Verifying the controller software table to include information about 57C7 and 57CF cards. and 2BD9 cards. 2BE1.

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and optical devices. providing cyclical redundancy checking (CRC) and logically bad-block checking. v Advanced RAID features: – Hot spares for RAID 5 and 6 disk arrays and system mirroring. – Background parity checking. 2011 3 . hardware XOR Direct Memory Access (DMA) engine. v Embedded PowerPC® Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) processor. – Disks formatted to 528 bytes per sector. – Ability to increase the capacity of an existing RAID 5 or 6 disk array by adding disks. The SAS RAID controllers for IBM i have the following features: v PCI-X 266 system interface or PCI Express® (PCIe) system interface. The tables in this section provide a breakdown of the main features of the SAS RAID PCI-X and PCIe controller cards. Service information is intended for a service representative trained on the system unit and the subsystem being serviced. v Physical link speed of 3 Gbps SAS that supports transfer rates of 300 MB per second.SAS RAID controllers for IBM i Find usage and maintenance information regarding controllers for the serial-attached SCSI (SAS) Redundant Array of Independent Disks (RAID) for IBM i. – Background data scrubbing. v Support nonvolatile write cache for RAID disk arrays on some adapters. and hardware finite field multiplier (FFM) DMA engine for RAID 6. General information is intended for all users of this product. Use this information with your specific system unit and operating system documentation. v Optimized for SAS disk configurations that use dual paths through dual expanders for redundancy and reliability. Feature comparison of SAS RAID cards Compare the main features of PCI-X and PCI Express (PCIe) SAS RAID cards for IBM i. v Support for SAS devices and nondisk Serial Advanced Technology Attachment (SATA) devices. v Controller managed path redundancy and path switching for SAS devices with multiple ports. – Optimized skip read-and-write disk support for transaction workloads. tape. v RAID disk arrays and non-RAID devices supported as a bootable device. v Support for RAID 5 and RAID 6 disk arrays and system mirroring. There are also images of adapters for you to view. PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI-X SAS RAID cards for IBM i. © Copyright IBM Corp. Note: The number of all physical SAS and SATA devices plus the number of logical RAID disk arrays must be less than 255 per controller. 2010. v Support for attachment of other devices such as non-RAID disks. v Supports a maximum of 64 advanced function disks with a maximum of 255 devices. – Optimized hardware for RAID 5 and 6 sequential write workloads.

and optionally one physical link to tape drive) RAID 5. RAID 6. double-wide card set 12 (bottom 3 mini SAS 4x connectors) and 2 (top mini SAS 4x connector for high availability only) Planar RAID enablement Physical links 8 (two mini SAS 4x connectors) 81 81 6 (two 2x wide ports to shared SAS drives and one 2x wide port to 2BE1 adapter) 8 (two 2x wide ports to shared SAS Drives. 6. system mirroring mirroring RAID 5.Table 1. system mirroring 175 MB Not applicable2 LiIon LiIon No No Yes4 Not applicable2 No No No No No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes No No Yes No No Auxiliary write No cache (AWC) support Dual storage IOA configuration Requires dual storage IOA configuration No No Yes No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes 4 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . system mirroring 175 MB RAID 5. PCI-X SAS RAID controller card comparison Features Description 572A PCI-X 266 Ext Dual-x4 3 Gb SAS adapter 572C PCI-X 266 planar 3 Gb SAS adapter 572F and 575C 57B8 PCI-X 266 Ext Tri-x4 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter PCI-X 266 planar 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter 2BD9 PCI-X266 Planar 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter (RAID/cache storage controller) Planar unique 64-bit PCI-X 2BE1 PCI-X266 Planar 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter (RAID/cache enablement) Planar RAID enablement Form factor Low profile 64 bit PCI-X Planar integrated Long 64 bit PCI-X. RAID System 63. RAID 6. system mirroring 175 MB RAID levels supported Write cache size Read cache size Cache battery pack technology Cache battery concurrent maintenance Cache data present LED Removable cache card RAID 53. one physical link to DVD drive.5 Gb (compressed) Up to 1. one 2x wide port to 2BD9 adapter.6 Gb (compressed) Lithium ion RAID 5. system mirroring Up to 1. 6.

2. 3. Adapter graphics View the SAS RAID controllers. The cache battery pack for both adapters is contained in a single battery field-replaceable unit (FRU). which is physically located on the 575C Auxiliary Cache card. PCI-X SAS RAID controller card comparison (continued) Features 572A 572C 572F and 575C 57B8 2BD9 2BE1 1. The controller contains battery-backed cache. CCIN 572A PCI-X266 External Dual-x4 3 Gb SAS adapter SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 5 . Figure 1. Some systems provide an external mini SAS 4x connector from the integrated backplane controller. Consider using an adapter that provides write cache when using RAID 5 or RAID 6 or use solid-state drives (SSDs) where they are supported to improve write performance.Table 1. 4. The write performance of RAID 5 and RAID 6 might be poor on adapters that do not provide write cache. but the battery power is supplied by the 57B7 controller through the backplane connections.

CCIN 572F PCI-X266 Ext Tri-x4 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter and CCIN 575C PCI-X266 auxiliary cache adapter Related concepts “Dual storage IOA configurations” on page 21 You can increase availability using a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration to connect multiple controllers to a common set of disk expansion drawers and the included disks and disk arrays. Related information SAS subsystem for the 8202-E4B or 8205-E6B SAS subsystem for the 8231-E2B PCIe SAS RAID card comparison Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI Express (PCIe) SAS RAID cards for IBM i. “Dual storage IOA functions” on page 22 Consider these factors when using dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) functions. There are also images of adapters for you to view. 6 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . CCIN 57B8 planar RAID enablement card Figure 3.Figure 2.

or use solid-state drives (SSDs) where they are supported to improve write performance. system mirroring 175 MB RAID 51. system 61. system mirroring mirroring RAID 5. RAID 6. RAID RAID 5. system mirroring 380 MB RAID 51. SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 7 . RAID 6. system mirroring 175 MB Lithium ion Lithium ion Lithium ion Yes No Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes No No No No No No Yes No No Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes The write performance of RAID 5 and RAID 6 might be poor on adapters that do not provide write cache.Dual IOA Enablement card) Form factor PCIe x8 PCIe x8 Planar Auxiliary Cache 2 Planar Planar and Double-wide PCIe x8 with 1 Enablement to 4 integrated card SSDs 4 (one direct SAS physical link to each integrated SSD) 8 Physical links 8 (two mini SAS 4x connectors) 8 (two mini SAS 4x connectors) 8 RAID levels supported Write cache size Read cache size Cache battery pack technology Cache battery concurrent maintenance Cache data present LED Removable cache card Auxiliary write cache (AWC) support Dual storage IOA configuration Requires dual storage IOA configuration 1 RAID 5. PCIe SAS RAID controller card comparison Features Description 574E PCIe x8 Ext Dual-x4 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter 57B3 PCIe x8 Ext Dual-x4 3 Gb SAS adapter 57B7 PCIe x1 Auxiliary Cache adapter 57C7 PCI Express x8 Planar 3 Gb SAS adapter (disk/media backplane) 57CD PCIe SAS RAID and SSD adapter 3 Gb x8 57CF PCI Express x8 planar 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter (with 175 MB Cache RAID . RAID 61.Table 2. RAID 6. Consider using an adapter that provides write cache when using RAID 5 or RAID 6.

Dual IOA Enablement card) 8 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . CCIN 57CF PCI Express x8 Planar 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter (with 175 MB Cache RAID . Figure 4.Adapter graphics View the SAS RAID controllers. CCIN 57C7 PCI Express x8 Planar 3 Gb SAS adapter (disk/media backplane) Figure 5.

Figure 6. CCIN 57B7 Planar Auxiliary Cache Figure 7. CCIN 57B3 PCIe x8 Ext Dual-x4 3 Gb SAS adapter SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 9 .

CCIN 574E PCIe x8 Ext Dual-x4 3 Gb SAS RAID adapter Figure 9. CCIN 57CD PCIe SAS RAID and SSD Adapter 3 Gb x8 10 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .Figure 8.

SAS architecture Serial-attached SCSI (SAS) architecture describes a serial device interconnection and transportation protocol that defines the rules for information exchange between devices. Physical links are contained in SAS ports. A path is a logical point-to-point link between a SAS initiator port in the controller and a SAS target port in the I/O device (for example. If an I/O device supports multiple ports. A port is identified by a unique SAS worldwide name (also called SAS address). while the other differential signal transmits in the opposite direction. Only a single connection through an expander can exist at any given time. If there is only one physical link in the port. a disk). One differential signal transmits in one direction. The controller can communicate to the I/O device over this connection by using either the SCSI command set or the Advanced Technology Attachment (ATA) and Advanced technology Attachment Packet Interface (ATAPI) command set depending on the device type. The dashed red line indicates a path between the controller and an I/O device. A controller is shown with eight SAS physical links. enclosures. “Dual storage IOA functions” on page 22 Consider these factors when using dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) functions. Four of those physical links are connected into two different wide ports. These two paths provide two different connections for increased reliability by using redundant controller ports. and expanders. A connection is a temporary association between a controller and an I/O device through a path. which contain one or more physical links. and I/O device ports. An SAS expander enables connections between a controller port and multiple I/O device ports by routing connections between the expander ports. Data can be transmitted in both directions simultaneously. Port 6 connects to an expander. The SCSI Enclosure Services (SES) is a component of each expander. One connector contains four physical links grouped into two ports. The uppermost port in the figure shows a controller-wide port number 6 that consists of physical link numbers 6 and 7. The following example SAS subsystem shows some of the concepts described in this SAS overview. SAS physical links are a set of four wires used as two differential signal pairs. An SAS controller contains one or more SAS ports.Related concepts “Dual storage IOA configurations” on page 21 You can increase availability using a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration to connect multiple controllers to a common set of disk expansion drawers and the included disks and disk arrays. it is a narrow port. which attaches to one of the dual ports of the I/O devices. Another path runs from the controller's port number 4 to the other port of the I/O device. The connectors have no significance in SAS other than causing a physical wire connection. The four-physical links connector can contain one to four ports depending on the type of cabling that is used. expanders. SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 11 . more than one path to the device can exist when there are expander devices included in the path. A connection enables communication to a device. Using expanders creates more nodes in the path from the controller to the I/O device. SAS is an evolution of the parallel SCSI device interface into a serial point-to-point interface. A port is a wide port if there are more than one physical link in the port. An SAS fabric refers to the summation of all paths between all SAS controller ports and all I/O device ports in the SAS subsystem including cables.

the disk can typically be replaced without interrupting normal system operation. System mirroring provides data redundancy by mirroring the same data across pairs of disks. RAID 5 and RAID 6 disk arrays provide data redundancy. the array controller can reconstruct the data for the failed disk by using the data stored on other hard drives within the array. Not all controllers support all RAID levels. If a single drive fails within an array. If a disk failure occurs. Disk arrays use RAID technology to offer data redundancy and to provide improved data transfer rates over single large disks. Example SAS subsystem Disk arrays Disk arrays are groups of disks that work together with a specialized array controller to take advantage of potentially higher data transfer rates and data redundancy. the disk can typically be replaced without interrupting normal system operations. This data reconstruction has little or no impact to current system programs and users. If a part of the RAID system fails. The controller supports RAID levels 5 and 6 as well as system mirroring. Each RAID level supported by the controller has its own attributes and uses a different method of writing data.Figure 10. Data redundancy The disk array controller tracks how the data is distributed across the disks. different RAID levels help to recover lost data in different ways. ensuring that data is not lost if a disk in the array fails. 12 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . If a disk failure occurs. Supported RAID levels The RAID level of a disk array determines how data is stored on the disk array and the level of protection that is provided. The following information provides details for each supported RAID level.

The P and Q parity data. the array controller recalculates the data on the failed disk by using data and parity blocks on the operational disks. The parity data is spread across all the disks. the array is placed in the failed state and is not be accessible. For a RAID 6 array of four disks. A RAID 5 array that is operating with a single failed disk is said to be operating in degraded mode. Related information Device parity protection concepts RAID 5 Learn how data is written to a RAID 5 array. “PCIe SAS RAID card comparison” on page 6 Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI Express (PCIe) SAS RAID cards for IBM i. Whenever data is read from a degraded disk array.Related concepts “PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison” on page 3 Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI-X SAS RAID cards for IBM i. array data and parity information is written in the following pattern: Figure 11. array data and parity information is written in the following pattern: SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 13 . RAID 6 stripes data across all disks in the array. RAID level 5 also writes array parity data. RAID 5 If a disk fails in a RAID 5 array. you can continue to use the array normally. RAID 5 stripes data across all disks in the array. RAID level 6 also writes array P and Q parity data. There are also images of adapters for you to view. If a second disk fails. There are also images of adapters for you to view. Related information RAID 5 concepts RAID 6 Learn how data is written to a RAID 6 array. is spread across all the disks. For a RAID 5 array of three disks.

Disk array capacities These guidelines help you calculate the capacity of a disk array. all disks are treated as if they have the capacity of the smallest disk. Related information RAID 6 concepts System mirroring Mirrored protection is beneficial if you have a multibus system or a system with a large single bus. If a third disk fails. the array is placed in the failed state and is not be accessible. A RAID 6 array that is operating with a one or two failed disks is said to be operating in degraded mode.Figure 12. RAID 6 Multiply two fewer than the number of disks by the disk capacity. use the following methods: RAID 5 Multiply one fewer than the number of disks by the disk capacity. System mirroring Multiply the number of disks by the disk capacity and divide by two. the array controller recalculates the data on the failed disks by using data and parity blocks on the operational disks. you can continue to use the array normally. Note: If disks of different capacities are used in the same disk array. RAID level summary Compare RAID levels according to their capabilities. 14 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . To calculate the capacity of a disk array. A RAID 6 array with a single failed disk has similar protection to that of a RAID 5 array with no disk failures. A greater number of disk units provides more opportunity for failure and increased recovery time. The capacity of a disk array depends on the capacity of the disks that are used and the RAID level of the array. Whenever data is read from a degraded disk array. RAID 6 If one or two disks fail in a RAID 6 array. Refer to Mirrored protection for more information.

System mirroring Stores data redundantly on mirrored pairs to provide maximum protection against disk failures.The following information provides data redundancy. Provides better capacity than System Mirroring but possibly lower performance. RAID level summary RAID level RAID 5 Usable disk Data redundancy capacity Very good 67% . but has lower capacity. read performance.89% Very good Fair to good Minimum: 4 Maximum: 18 System mirroring Excellent 50% Excellent Very good Not applicable RAID 5 Creates array parity information so that the data can be reconstructed if a disk in the array fails. SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 15 . Table 3. Provides better data redundancy than RAID 5 but with slightly lower capacity and possibly lower performance. Provides better capacity than System Mirroring but possibly lower performance. Provides better performance than RAID 5 or RAID 6. usable disk capacity. and write performance for each RAID level.94% Read performance Very good Write performance Good Devices per array Minimum: 3 Maximum: 18 RAID 6 Excellent 50% . RAID 6 Creates array "P" and "Q" parity information so that the data can be reconstructed if one or two disks in the array fail.

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Support for the controller is contained in the Licensed Internal Code of IBM i. cumulative package media.1 or later1 IBM i 7. and search by entering your system type and controller type. see the IBM System i® and IBM i Information Center website.1 or later1 IBM i 6. verification. Table 4. see Fix Central. For the latest PTF group. Newer PTFs might be available for the most current level of adapter microcode. this does not necessarily represent the most recent version of microcode that is available for the adapter. It might be necessary to perform operations related to the installation.1. CCIN and version and release data CCIN (Custom card identification number) 572A 572C 572F and 575C 574E 57B3 57B7 57B8 57C7 57CD 57CF Minimum required IBM i version and release IBM i V5R4M5 or later1 IBM i V5R4M5 or later IBM i V5R4M5 or later1 IBM i 6. Verify other possible code prerequisites that are described in the following table and at IBM Prerequisite. 2011 17 . Software for the adapter is packaged in Program Temporary Fix (PTF) format and distributed as part of the base IBM i installation media. Contact your technical support to verify the latest PTFs available for your specific adapters. For complete information related to the installation and maintenance of IBM i. HIPER (High Impact PERvasive) PTF. Verifying the controller software Verify the minimum software support that is required for your specific controller. and maintenance of the IBM i software support for the adapter. The adapter runs onboard microcode. This information is an overview of the IBM i software support that is required for the adapter.1.1. Although a version of adapter microcode might be distributed along with the IBM i. and cumulative PTF packages for your release.1 or later1 © Copyright IBM Corp. The requisite software for the adapter is often preinstalled during IBM i installation. and through the Web-based Fix Delivery Center for IBM i. go to the Support & downloads website. Each controller requires a supported release of IBM i. 2010. Attention: Ensure that the adapters have the latest adapter microcode PTFs as part of the initial installation. For the latest fixes and updates. the requisite software support must be installed.1 or later1 IBM i 6.1 or later1 IBM i V5R4M5 or later IBM i V5R4M5 or later IBM i 6.Controller software For the adapter to be identified and configured by IBM i.

See the PCI adapter information by feature type topic in Managing PCI adapters for the minimum IBM i level requirements. Updates to the adapter software support are packaged. It might become necessary to install software updates so that you have the latest available level of adapter software support.Table 4. and installed through the same mechanisms that are used for other portions of the IBM i Licensed Internal Code.1.1. CCIN and version and release data (continued) CCIN (Custom card identification number) 2BD9 2BE0 2BE1 Minimum required IBM i version and release IBM i 6.1 or later1 1. Related information PCI adapter information by feature type 18 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .1 or later1 IBM i 6.1. The standard IBM i technical support procedures can be used to determine the latest available level of adapter software support.1 or later1 IBM i 6. Related concepts “Dual storage IOA functions” on page 22 Consider these factors when using dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) functions. distributed.

capacity. v Disk unit management This procedure allows viewing disk status and disk unit details. see the following: v IBM i Service Functions v IBM i Dedicated Service Tools (DST) options Note: The disk unit information options can also be accessed through System Service Tools. enterprise class SSDs are designed to withstand many years of continuous use. serial number. The nature of solid-state memory is such that read operations can be performed faster than write operations and write cycles are limited. SSDs greatly reduce the latency and time to access the stored data. Some disk configuration functions do require dedicated service mode. 2010. 2011 19 . typically flash memory. SSDs are a storage device using nonvolatile solid-state memory. model. to emulate HDDs. v Device parity protection The topic describes the use of device parity protection on IBM i. © Copyright IBM Corp. v Managing disk arrays Refer to this topic to see the interface for performing various tasks with disk arrays. The system does not need to be in dedicated service mode to display disk information. v Creating a disk array Use this procedure to start device parity protection. operating status. Considerations for solid-state drives Use this information to understand the importance of controller functions when you use solid-state drives (SSD). Using techniques. and details. such as wear leveling and overprovisioning. SSD and HDD use Follow these guidelines when using SSDs and HHDs. HDDs have an inherent latency and access time caused by mechanical delays in the spinning of the platter and movement of the read/write head. v Work with disk units v Display disk configuration Note: This display shows disk unit details such as type. v Using hot spare disks Hot spare disks are used to automatically replace a disk that has failed in a RAID environment. Viewing IBM SAS disk information This procedure enables you to view SAS disk information. Use the information in this section to manage your SAS RAID disk arrays. status. and protection status. To view the SAS disk information and status. Hard-disk drives (HDD) use a spinning magnetic platter to store nonvolatile data in magnetic fields.Common controller and disk array management tasks You can perform various tasks to manage SAS RAID disk arrays.

RAID 6.v Do not mix SSDs and HDDs within the same disk array. An HDD hot-spare device replaces a failed device for an HDD disk array. See the PCIe SAS RAID card comparison table for features and additional information for your specific adapter type. v It is important to plan for hot-spare devices when you use arrays of SSDs. v Do not mix SSDs and HDDs with system mirroring in the same mirrored pair. v It is preferred that SSDs be protected by RAID 5. A mirrored pair must only contain SSDs or HDDs. v Some adapters. contain SSDs which are integrated on the adapter. v See Installing and configuring solid-state drives to identify specific configuration and placement requirements related to the SSD devices. known as RAID and SSD adapters. or by system mirroring. A disk array must only contain SSDs or HDDs. Related information Installing and configuring Solid State Drives 20 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . An SSD hot-spare device replaces a failed device in an SSD disk array.

Note: Not all controllers support all configurations. 2011 21 . Disk protection with dual storage. 2010. There are also images of adapters for you to view. Table 5. Related concepts “PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison” on page 3 Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI-X SAS RAID cards for IBM i. Possible disk storage IOA configurations This topic shows a table illustrating what is needed to have dual storage IOA configurations with RAID or operating system mirroring and images of dual storage IOA configurations. See the PCI-X SAS RAID cards or the PCIe SAS RAID card comparison tables to look for controllers that have dual storage IOA configurations. © Copyright IBM Corp. This table describes what is needed to have dual storage with different kinds of disk protection.Dual storage IOA configurations You can increase availability using a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration to connect multiple controllers to a common set of disk expansion drawers and the included disks and disk arrays. Multi-initiator configuration RAID Dual storage IOA v Two controllers v Both controllers must have the same write cache capability and write cache sizes v Both controllers must support dual storage IOA configuration v Controllers are in the same system or partition Operating system mirroring v Four controllers (two pairs of controllers) v Each pair of controllers must have the same write cache capability and write cache sizes v Each pair of controllers must support dual storage IOA configuration v Controllers are in the same system or partition The following figure illustrates an example of a Dual storage IOA configuration with RAID. There are also images of adapters for you to view. “PCIe SAS RAID card comparison” on page 6 Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI Express (PCIe) SAS RAID cards for IBM i.

Figure 13. Dual storage IOA system mirroring configuration Dual storage IOA functions Consider these factors when using dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) functions. Dual storage IOA RAID configuration Figure 14. 22 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .

v Downloading controller microcode might cause an automatic transition (failover) to occur. an automatic transition (failover) occurs. to the optimized controller. it switches roles to become the primary controller. and switch roles. no mode jumpers or special configuration settings are needed. For example. compare device information. Look for controllers that have Dual Storage IOA configuration marked as Yes. If the secondary controller detects that the primary controller is going offline. an automatic transition (failover) occurs. v If the primary controller loses contact with the disks that are also accessible by the secondary controller. The controllers communicate with each other. through the SAS fabric.Use of the dual storage IOA function requires controller and IBM i software support. Typical reasons for the primary and secondary controllers to switch roles from what was expected are as follows: v Controllers switch roles for asymmetric reasons. For all dual storage IOA configurations. one controller detects more disk drives than the other. The controller that is not optimized for a disk array forwards read and write requests. it becomes the secondary controller. The other controller functions as the secondary controller and is not capable of physical device management. When you configure a controller for a dual storage IOA configuration. If the secondary controller is able to find devices that are not found by the primary controller. A configuration error is logged if the write caches for the controllers are not the same size. only one controller in the pair is optimized for the disk array. The IBM i software levels that are required for multi-initiator support are identified in the Controller software verification topic. Primary controllers perform management of the physical devices. When the original primary controller comes back online. The primary controller logs most errors that are related to problems with a disk array. Controller support is shown in the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards. At any given time. Controllers connected in a dual storage IOA configuration must have the same write cache size (assuming that they support write cache). v Powering off the primary controller causes an automatic transition (failover) to occur. such as creating a disk array. one controller functions as the primary controller. v Failure of the primary controller causes an automatic transition (failover) to occur. Both controllers are capable of performing direct I/O accesses (read and write operations) to the disk arrays. The controller optimized for a disk array is the one that directly accesses the physical devices for I/O operations. Dual storage IOA configurations 23 . Disk array errors might also be logged on the secondary controller if a disk array is optimized on the secondary controller at the time the error occurred.

Viewing dual storage IOA attributes This topic collection provides the details for using the Auxiliary Storage Hardware Resource Detail display to obtain dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration information. Perform the following steps to view details about your adapters. Select Hardware service manager on the Start a Service Tool menu. 2. but these disks can be formatted to 528 bytes per sector. 2. 3. Select Logical hardware resources (buses. IOPs. “PCIe SAS RAID card comparison” on page 6 Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI Express (PCIe) SAS RAID cards for IBM i. There are also images of adapters for you to view. Controller functions Disks formatted to 512 bytes per sector Disks formatted to 528 bytes per sector Dual storage IOA configurations No1 Yes Mirrored write cache between controllers that have write Yes cache Mirrored RAID parity footprints between controllers Dual paths to disks System-level mirroring IBM-qualified disk drives IBM-qualified disk expansion drawers Tape or optical devices Load source capable Operating mode 2 Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Primary or secondary adapter 1. Select Start a service tool on the Use System Service Tools (SST) menu. Dual storage IOA function attributes Find out which controller functions are supported with dual storage IOA configurations.Related concepts “Verifying the controller software” on page 17 Verify the minimum software support that is required for your specific controller. This is an example of the display: SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 24 . “Dual storage IOA access optimization” on page 27 View the active or passive path of your disk units and controller. 1. The operating mode can be viewed by using the Auxiliary Storage Hardware Resource Detail display. This table describes controller functions that are supported with dual storage IOA configurations. 6. 4. Type 9 (Resources associated with IOP) in front of the adapter that you want. Disks formatted to 512 bytes per sector are not to be used functionally. Select System bus resources on the Logical Hardware Resources on the System Bus menu. “PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison” on page 3 Use the table in this topic to compare the features of the various PCI-X SAS RAID cards for IBM i. Type 5 (Display detail) in front of Storage IOA to get details about the storage IOA. controllers) on the Hardware Service Manager menu. SAS controller functions. Table 6. 5. There are also images of adapters for you to view.

. : System bus System board . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . : Type-model . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Controller . . . . . . . . . . . . . : More. . . . . . . : Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . Primary Storage IOA F3=Exit F5=Refresh F12=Cancel F6=Print F14=Dual Storage IOA Configuration F9=Change detail 7. . : . . . . : Cache size (MB) . . . . . : Serial number . : 517 0 0 System card . . . This is an example of the display: Dual storage IOA configurations 25 . . . . . . . . .Auxiliary Storage Hardware Resource Detail Description . . . . . . .. . : PCI bus . . . . . . . . . : Operating mode . . . : Storage IOA 574E-001 Operational YL3028269C6B 0000044V4198 DC10 380 Status . . . . . : Not used 127 Device . . . . . : Part number . . . . . . . . . . : I/O adapter . . . . . : I/O bus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . : Resource name . . . . . . . . . . Press F14 (Dual Storage IOA Configuration) to view a list of both adapters in the dual storage IOA pair. .

Dual Storage IOA Configuration Type options. For additional details on how to set up a configuration. This provides redundancy similar to X cables. and it also provides redundancy for two narrow SAS ports for each disk drive. Look for the following sections for examples of how to cable dual storage IOA configurations: v Two SAS adapters to disk expansion drawer – multi-initiator HA RAID configuration 26 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . X cables provide redundancy for two wide SAS ports between each controller and disk expansion drawer. see “Installing dual storage IOA configurations” on page 29. v For RAID configurations with a 5802 or 5803 PCIe 12X I/O drawer. v For RAID configurations on a 5886 EXP 12S disk expansion drawer. 2=Change detail 5=Display detail 6=I/O debug 8=Associated packaging resource(s) 9=Resources associated with controlling IOP Resource Opt Name _ _ DC10 DC09 TypeModel Status Serial Number YL3028269C6B YL3028270DA0 Operating Mode Primary Storage IOA Secondary Storage IOA 574E-001 Operational 574E-001 Operational F3=Exit F5=Refresh F6=Print F12=Cancel 8. To see details about each individual adapter. type 5 (Display detail) in front of the adapter that you want. and it also provides redundancy for two narrow SAS ports for each disk drive. v For RAID configurations with internal SAS disk slots. SAS cabling considerations Cabling your system correctly is one of the most important aspects of planning for a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. YR cables provide redundancy for two narrow SAS ports between each controller and internal disk enclosure. Follow these guidelines when you cable your system. press Enter. see Serial attached SCSI cable planning. Related concepts “Installing dual storage IOA configurations” on page 29 Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. AT cables are used. SAS topology is incorporated with in the IO drawer wiring. To see examples of how to cable dual storage IOA configurations.

The system selects the disk units and dual storage IOA access characteristics for each disk array. The dual storage IOA access characteristics for a disk array. Related information Serial attached SCSI cable planning Performance considerations Controller failures can affect performance.v PCIe SAS adapter in PCIe 12X I/O drawer to the internal SAS disk slots v Two SAS adapters to internal SAS disk slots in models 9117-MMA and 9406-MMA Note: Some systems have SAS RAID adapters integrated onto the system boards and use a Cache RAID Dual IOA Enablement Card (for example. particularly when using RAID 5 and RAID 6. Dual storage IOA configurations 27 . When creating disk arrays. parity footprints are mirrored between the controller's nonvolatile memory. When using RAID 5 and RAID 6. and so forth) to be created. parity set. the remaining controller disables write caching (if auxiliary cache is not also provided by the controllers) and begins to keep an additional copy of parity footprints on disk. all cache data is mirrored between the controller's nonvolatile memories. For controllers with write cache. the two controllers will have an equal number of disk units with an active path. Best performance is achieved when the dual storage IOA access characteristics on each disk array have a balanced workload. which also causes only a slight impact to performance. As a result. specifies which controller is preferred to be optimized for the disk array. It also enables the system to optimize disk arrays on each controller. This happens when the two controllers have an equal number of disk arrays with active paths to the disk units. It performs direct read and write operations to the physical devices. see Changing parity set optimization. The system only sends read and write operations down the active path. installation of the Cache RAID . If one controller fails in a dual storage IOA configuration. 6. set the parity set optimization to Performance. This attribute sets an even number of disk arrays (for example. which causes only a slight impact to performance. For these configurations. 4. Dual storage IOA access characteristics can balance the controller workload.Dual IOA Enablement Card places the two integrated adapters into a dual storage IOA configuration. The controller is designed to minimize performance impacts when running in a dual storage IOA configuration. 2. The other controller contains the passive path. Separate SAS cables are not required to connect the two integrated SAS RAID adapters to each other. contains the active path to the disk units in the disk array. Related concepts “Installing dual storage IOA configurations” on page 29 Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. The passive path is only used if the active path fails. To change the parity set optimization. The controller that is preferred to be optimized for the disk array. FC5662) to enable storage adapter write cache and dual storage IOA (HA RAID mode). Dual storage IOA access optimization View the active or passive path of your disk units and controller. This can significantly affect performance.

. 2. This figure shows RAID arrays with primary and secondary adapters. Press Enter to continue. 3. Display Disk Path Status Serial ASP Unit Number * * Y6800024F78E * * * * * * * * * * * * Y680002AEB3D Y6800024F754 Y6800024F771 Y68000268517 Y680002B31DD Y6800024F74D Resource Type Model Name 433C 099 DMP001 DMP002 433C 099 DMP003 DMP004 433C 099 DMP005 DMP006 433C 099 DMP007 DMP008 433C 099 DMP009 DMP010 433C 099 DMP011 DMP012 433C 099 DMP013 DMP014 Path Status Active Passive Active Passive Active Passive Active Passive Active Passive Active Passive Active Passive More.Figure 15. Select Display disk configuration from the Work with Disk Configuration display. 1. Select Display path status on the Display Disk Configuration display.. Select Work with disk units on the Use System Service Tools (SST) menu. Dual storage IOA optimization. Viewing the active or passive path of disk units To view the active or passive path of the disk units. F3=Exit F5=Refresh F11=Display encryption status F9=Display disk unit details F12=Cancel 28 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . complete the following steps.

“Installing dual storage IOA configurations” Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. Attention: Disk arrays can be created either before or after the dual storage IOA configuration is set up. To avoid problems during installation.. Each controller requires a supported release of IBM i and other possible code prerequisites. 2. Perform the following steps to install a dual storage IOA configuration Dual storage IOA configurations 29 .. 4. Select Start a service tool on the Use System Service Tools (SST) menu. 3. Select Logical hardware resources (buses. controllers) on the Hardware Service Manager menu. Press F11 (function key) until Path Role is shown. Go to the IBM Prerequisites website and click the Feature Prerequisites tab. view the active or passive path role for a controller. which is available as a program temporary fix (PTF) as part of the initial installation. 2=Change detail 4=Remove 5=Display detail 6=I/O debug 7=Verify 8=Associated packaging resource(s) Resource Name * CMB01 DC02 Active DMP002 Passive DMP004 Active DMP006 Passive DMP008 Active DMP010 Active DMP012 Active DMP014 Passive DMP016 Passive DMP018 More. complete the following steps. follow the steps exactly as written. Select the Virtual IOP by typing a 9 (Resources associated with IOP) in front of the desired IBM dual storage IOA. Select Hardware service manager on the Start a Service Tool menu. Attention: Ensure that the adapters are updated with the latest adapter microcode. 6. press Enter. Logical Hardware Resources Associated with IOP Type options. 5. F3=Exit F5=Refresh F6=Print F8=Include non-reporting resources F9=Failed resources F10=Non-reporting resources F11=Display status/resource name F12=Cancel Opt Description Virtual IOP Storage IOA Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Disk Unit Type-Model 572F-001 572F-001 433B-099 433B-099 433B-099 433B-099 433B-099 433C-099 433C-099 433C-099 433B-099 Path Role Related concepts “Dual storage IOA functions” on page 22 Consider these factors when using dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) functions. Select System bus resources on the Logical Hardware Resources on the System Bus menu. IOPs.Viewing the active or passive path role for a controller To 1. Related information Changing parity set optimization Installing dual storage IOA configurations Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration.

Related information Installing PCI adapters 30 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Install the SAS controllers on the system or partition. For instructions. To prevent errors while connecting the cables. Best performance is achieved when dual storage IOA access characteristics for each disk array are such that the workload is balanced between the two controllers. Related tasks “Viewing dual storage IOA attributes” on page 24 This topic collection provides the details for using the Auxiliary Storage Hardware Resource Detail display to obtain dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration information. 6. 3. see “SAS cabling considerations” on page 26. Attach the necessary SAS cables from the shared disk enclosure to the same SAS connector on each controller.1. as applicable. Note: Do not attach any cables to the SAS controllers. 2. 5. see PCI adapters for the 8202-E4B or 8205-E6B systems or PCI adapters for the 8231-E2B. Verify that the cabling and functioning of the controllers are correct by using the Dual Storage IOA configuration screen. “Dual storage IOA access optimization” on page 27 View the active or passive path of your disk units and controller. Verify that all prerequisites are permanently applied. 4.See “Dual storage IOA access optimization” on page 27 and create or change the RAID configuration as necessary. see “Viewing dual storage IOA attributes” on page 24. Power on your system or partition. 7. For examples on how to cable the Dual storage IOA configurations. perform a normal shutdown of the system or partition before you attach the cables. Related concepts “SAS cabling considerations” on page 26 Cabling your system correctly is one of the most important aspects of planning for a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration.

for a removable cache card. v If the load source disk is part of a disk array and the system fails to IPL because of a suspected disk array problem. use the following tips: v Perform a normal system shutdown before physically replacing or moving the RAID controller or members of disk arrays. The cache directory card contains only a secondary copy of the write cache directory and no cache data. follow the appropriate Isolation Procedures for problem determination. 2. rechargeable cache battery pack. No system shutdown is required. 2010. if the disks are members of a disk array. be sure to move all the disks in the array as a group. This action avoids loss of data and disk-array-related problems the next time that these disks are used. The system or partition must be powered off normally before disks are physically removed. and when appropriate. forcing a rechargeable battery error. Rechargeable battery maintenance Rechargeable battery maintenance tasks include displaying rechargeable battery information. On the command line. 2011 31 . Note: Disks that are failed members of an unprotected (exposed) disk array can be replaced and the disk unit data rebuilt while the system continues to run.SAS RAID controller maintenance Ensure optimal performance of your controller by using these maintenance procedures. look at them as a whole to determine if there is a common cause. Sign on to the system with at least service level authority. Use Error Log Analysis to determine what actions to perform. which is a small rectangular card with round. Before attempting a disk movement. © Copyright IBM Corp. The system or partition must be powered off normally before disks are moved. v Do not unplug or exchange a cache battery pack without following the procedures as outlined in this section or in the Isolation Procedures. However. and other tools are available on the Dedicated Service Tools menu to help determine and resolve the problem with the disk array. Displaying rechargeable battery information Use this procedure to view information about the controller rechargeable battery using the Hardware Service Manager in the IBM® i operating system. Powering off the PCI slot using concurrent maintenance options in Hardware Service Manager (HSM) has the same effect as it would on a single controller when the PWRDWNSYS command is used. 1. If multiple errors occur at approximately the same time. A normal shutdown of the system flushes the controller's write cache and remove dependencies between the controller and the disks. Do not remove this card except under specific recovery cases as described in the Isolation Procedures. The nonvolatile write cache memory is integrated into the controller. v Do not confuse the cache directory card. To help avoid controller and disk array problems. Error Log Analysis. button-shaped batteries. type strsst. Press Enter. ensure that the disk array is not in an unprotected state because of a disk failure. v Do not attempt to correct problems by swapping controllers and disks unless you are directed to do so by the service procedures. Failure to follow these procedures might result in data loss. and replacing the rechargeable cache battery pack. v When physically removing disks that are members of a disk array. IPL the system or partition using D-IPL media (CD/DVD or SAVESYS media). The write cache memory itself is battery-backed by the large. remove the disks from the auxiliary storage pool (ASP) and then stop RAID on the disk array before removing the disks. v Always use the Device Concurrent Maintenance option to remove and replace a disk. v You can physically move disks from one controller to another.

. . . . . . Press Enter. . : Power-on time (days) . . . . . . . . . . : : battery pack . Press Enter. . . : Estimated time to warning (days) Estimated time to error (days) Concurrently maintainable . . . . select Hardware Service Manager. . : Serial number . . . . . . 4. . . : Actual type-model . . : Planar ID . . . . On the Start a Service Tool display. . . . . . . . . . . c. Press Enter. . . : . . : Unit ID . .001. . . . . . Battery Information Resource name . : DC01 YL3229021013 572F-001 U5094. . . . . . .: Battery pack can be safely replaced : Yes No The following are the fields displayed on the rechargeable battery information screen: Resource name The resource name of the selected controller. . . . . . . . . . . . 32 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . . b. . . . On the Hardware Service Manager display. . select Work with resources containing cache battery packs. . : Battery type . . .10XS187 CB1 C01 Lithium Ion (LiIon) No battery warning/error 215 236 673 756 Battery state . . . : Card . . . . . type your service tools user ID and service tools password. . . . Press Enter. select Start a Service Tool.3. . . . On the System Service Tools (SST) display. . . . a. . . On the System Service Tools (SST) Sign On display. . . : Adjusted power-on time (days) . . . . Select Display battery information. . . . . Serial number Serial number of the selected controller Actual type-model CCIN of the selected controller Unit ID Enclosure feature identifier containing the selected controller Planar ID Planar identifier containing the selected controller Card Physical card slot identifier containing the selected controller Battery Type The type of rechargeable cache battery pack. . . .

v System performance could become significantly degraded until the cache battery pack is replaced and charging of the new battery pack has completed. of the rechargeable cache battery pack. Error condition An error condition currently exists and an error has been logged. This ensures that all cache data is written to disk before battery replacement. Battery state No battery warning/error No warning or error condition currently exists.Battery State Indicates if an error condition currently exists related to the rechargeable cache battery pack. The new battery pack may take several hours to charge. To prevent possible data loss. Note: Some rechargeable cache battery packs are negatively affected by higher temperatures and thus are prorated based on the amount of time that they spend at various ambient temperatures. Estimated time to error (days) Estimated time. SAS RAID controller maintenance 33 . in units of days. Estimated time to warning (days) Estimated time. v The battery pack can be safely replaced field on the controller rechargeable battery information screen indicates Yes. in units of days. until a message is issued indicating that the replacement of the rechargeable cache battery pack must be scheduled. until an error is reported indicating that the rechargeable cache battery pack must be replaced. in units of days. Battery pack can be safely replaced Indicates if the controller's write cache has been disabled and the rechargeable cache battery pack can be safely replaced. The possible values for this field are: Table 7. v Data caching becomes disabled on the selected controller. Unknown Information is not available to determine whether a warning or error condition currently exists. Forcing the battery error results in the following: v The system logs an error. the cache battery pack must be in an error state before replacing it. See the feature descriptions and the figures in the Replacing a battery pack section to determine if your adapter has a cache data present LED and the location of the LED. Error state The cache battery pack must be in an error state before you replace it. of the rechargeable cache battery pack. v Cache data present LED stops flashing. Power-on time (days) Indicates the raw power-on time. in units of days. Warning condition A warning condition currently exists and an error has been logged. Concurrently maintainable battery pack Indicates if the rechargeable cache battery pack can be replaced while the controller continues to operate. Adjusted power-on time (days) Indicates the adjusted (prorated) power-on time.

This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery has been replaced. Replacing a battery pack Follow these guidelines before replacing your battery pack. select Force battery pack into error state for the I/O card. Press Enter. type your service tools user ID and service tools password. Forcing a rechargeable battery error Use this procedure to place the controller's rechargeable battery into an error state using the Hardware Service Manager in the IBM i operating system. see SAS RAID controller for AIX or SAS RAID controller for Linux. verify that the correct I/O adapter has been selected. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started. select Hardware Service Manager. and press the function key that confirms your choice. Ensure that you have the correct type and quantity of cache battery packs to do the replacement. 34 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . 1. To resume normal operations. replace the cache battery pack. On the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display. Verify that the cache data present light emitting diode (LED) is no longer flashing before replacing the cache battery pack. Sign on to the system with at least service level authority. the battery must be disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery. Restart the adapter's write cache by doing the following: a.” 7. If it does not indicate yes. For a list of replacement procedures. Press Enter. On the hardware Service Manager display. On the System Service Tools (SST) display. This topic applies to the IBM i operating system. contact your next level of support before continuing this procedure. see “Replacing a battery pack. For information about maintaining the rechargeable battery using the AIX® or Linux operating systems. c. Replace the cache battery pack using the procedure that sent you here. b. See the feature descriptions and the figures in the “Replacing a battery pack” section to determine if your adapter has a cache data present LED and the location of the LED. e. 5. Press Enter. Press Enter. On the Force Battery Packs Into Error State display. select Start a Service Tool. 3. To force the cache battery pack into an error state. d. 6. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA cache. select Work with resources containing cache battery packs. On the System Service Tools (SST) Sign On display. On the Start a Service Tool display.This error state requires replacement of the cache battery. On the command line. b. 4. The cache battery pack for the 572F storage I/O adapter and the 575C auxiliary cache adapter is contained in a single battery field replacement unit (FRU) that is physically located on the 575C auxiliary cache adapter. 2. type strsst. Press Enter. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select Display battery information and verify that the Battery pack can be safely replaced field indicates yes. Note: When replacing the cache battery pack. Press Enter. do the following steps on the system or partition that is using the adapter. a. The functions of forcing a battery pack error and starting the adapter cache on either adapter in the card set results in the same function automatically being performed on the other adapter in the card set. Press Enter.

The plug connects to the board in only one way. (If your device is a controller. If it is necessary to set the device down. In the United States. Attention: To prevent data loss. squeezing the retaining latch while gently pulling on the plug. Exchange only with the IBM-approved part. v Handle the device carefully. holding it by its edges or its frame. read the following precautions: v Limit your movement. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. do not burn. as heating reduces indoor humidity and increases static electricity. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the adapter to recognize that the battery has been replaced. if the cache battery pack is not already in the error state. Place the controller on a surface that is electrostatic-discharge protected. 2. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced. Attention: Static electricity can damage this device and your system unit. place it on its static-protective package. To avoid damage. (This duration drains static electricity from the package and from your body. For information. do not replace the cache battery pack or data will be lost. pins. so it cannot be inserted incorrectly during the replacement procedure. follow the steps described in Forcing a rechargeable battery error before proceeding. keep this device in its antistatic protective bag until you are ready to install it. v While the device is still in its antistatic package. SAS RAID controller maintenance 35 . v Do not touch solder joints. or exposed printed circuitry. Remove the controller from the system. Have the IBM part number for the battery unit available when you call. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery. Attention: Before continuing with this procedure. See your system documentation for instructions. See the feature descriptions and the figures in the following sections to determine if your adapter has a cache data present LED and the location of the LED. Movement can cause static electricity to build up around you. v Take additional care when handling devices during cold weather. touch it to an unpainted metal part of the system unit for at least 2 seconds. place it component-side up. determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery pack. Replacing a 572B nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack Use this procedure to replace the nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 572B. 1.) Do not place the device on your system unit cover or on a metal table. IBM has a process for the collection of this battery. 3. Recycle or discard the battery as instructed by local regulations. Complete the following steps to replace a nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack. To avoid possible explosion.) v Remove the device from its package and install it directly into your system unit without setting it down. To reduce the possibility of electrostatic discharge. v Do not leave the device where others can handle and possibly damage the device.Note: The battery is a lithium ion battery. call 1-800-426-4333. Unplug the battery connector (B) from its connector on the adapter. If the cache data present LED is flashing.

c. or an equivalent item with a small opening can be used. 5. so it cannot be inserted incorrectly. Slide the card off the edge of the work area enough so rivet (C) can be pressed out of the back of the adapter. follow these steps to press out the rivets with a ballpoint pen: a. Install the new battery pack. The small opening must be large enough so that the pen (or equivalent) can go around the tip of the rivet. Reinsert the pins (D) into the rivets from the back of the adapter. Remove the cache battery pack (A) from the adapter. If the rivets (C) cannot be pressed through the back of the adapter. The plug connects to the adapter in only one way. Hold the pen with the ballpoint retracted. 8. Release the rivets (C) that secure the battery assembly to the adapter. e. 36 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . From the back of the adapter. but small enough that it does not slide over the rivet and contact the battery assembly bracket. Locate the two plastic rivets (C) that hold the cache battery pack in place. Locate a retractable ballpoint pen. Repeat steps 5b and 5c for the other rivet (C). Note: A medium-sized retractable ballpoint pen is preferred. 7. 6. Turn the adapter over and press the rivets (C) back into the adapter. b. place the pen on top of rivet (C). Connect the cache battery pack connector (B) to the adapter. (A) onto the press rivets (C) of the adapter. Removing the cache battery (A) Cache battery pack (B) Battery connector (C) Plastic rivet (D) Plastic pin 4. f. and gently press straight down until rivet (C) presses out.Figure 16. remove the two pins (D) that are inserted inside of the rivets. d. Press the rivets through the back of the adapter and remove the battery pack (A) from the adapter.

Install the new cache battery pack by reversing this procedure. Restart the adapter's write cache by doing the following: SAS RAID controller maintenance 37 . do not replace the cache battery pack or data will be lost. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards present LED and its location. 3.9. Replacing the 572F/575C cache battery (A) Metal cover (B) Push-rivet (C) Tab 2. Figure 17. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery. Replacing a 572F/575C card set concurrent maintainable battery pack Use this procedure to replace the concurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 572F/575C card set. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components. determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery pack. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. Ensure that the replacement cache battery pack is fully seated. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery has been replaced. Complete the following steps to replace a 572F/575C concurrent maintainable battery pack. Pull out on the push-rivet (B) to release the metal cover (A). Remove the battery unit by pulling on tab (C). If the cache data present LED is flashing. Attention: Before continuing with this procedure. 1. 4. Reinstall the adapter. locate the metal cover (A) that holds the battery pack.

Complete the following steps to replace a 574E concurrent maintainable battery pack. 1. 38 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . do not replace the cache battery pack or data will be lost. If it is flashing. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. Squeeze tab (D) against tab (E) to disengage the battery retaining tab. pull out the cache battery pack ( B ). Replacing the 574E cache battery (B) Cache battery pack (C) Cache data present LED (D) Cache battery tab (E) Cache battery tab 2. b. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery has been replaced. verify that the cache data present LED (C) is not flashing. Press Enter. Replacing a 574E concurrent maintainable battery pack Use this procedure to replace the concurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 574E. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA cache. determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery pack. do not continue. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery.a. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components. Attention: Before continuing with this procedure. and remove it from the controller. Figure 18. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards and the following figures to determine whether your adapter has a cache data present LED and its location. Important: Use caution when squeezing tabs because the plastic parts can be fragile. If the cache data present LED is flashing. return to Forcing a rechargeable battery error.

do not replace the cache battery pack or data will be lost. Removing the 57B7 cache battery 2. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA cache. determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery pack. Complete the following steps to replace a 57B7 concurrent maintainable battery pack.3. Attention: Before continuing with this procedure. SAS RAID controller maintenance 39 . Using the following illustration to locate the battery components. Ensure that the replacement cache battery back is fully seated. Move the cache battery lever (A) away from the connector to disengage the battery from the connector. (A) Cache battery lever (B) Cache battery pack (C) Cache present LED Figure 19. If it is flashing. Install the new cache battery pack by reversing this procedure. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards and the following figures to determine whether your adapter has a cache data present LED and its location. Press Enter. 1. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced. If the cache data present LED is flashing. 4. Replacing a 57B7 concurrent maintainable battery pack Use this procedure to replace the concurrent maintainable battery pack on adapter type CCIN 57B7. verify that the cache data present LED (C) is not flashing. Restart the adapter's write cache by doing the following: a. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started. b. do not continue. return to “Forcing a rechargeable battery error” on page 34.

40 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . 4.dual IOA enablement card cache battery pack. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery. After the battery is seated in the connector. move the lever to the unlatched position (away from the connector). Using the following illustration to locate the battery components. Figure 20. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA cache. Press Enter. b. To replace the 57CF cache battery pack. 6.3. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery has been replaced. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started. Replacing the 57B7 cache battery (A) Cache battery lever (B) Cache battery pack (C) Cache battery connector 5. Slide the new cache battery pack into the mounting guides on the controller until it is seated in the battery connector. see Removing and replacing the 9117-MMB or 9179-MHB 175 MB cache RAID . Replacing a 57CF cache battery pack Learn how to replace the 57CF cache battery pack. Continue to slide the cache battery pack out of the mounting guides and remove it from the controller. 7. move the lever to the latched position to fully seat the battery into the connector. Restart the adapter's write cache by doing the following: a.

Attention: To maintain system availability and prevent possible data loss. In addition. For more information. It is important to understand the differences between the various configurations and the resulting service considerations. For more information. SAS RAID controller maintenance 41 . review the I/O configurations for each logical partition on your system. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery. Place the controller on a surface that is electrostatic-discharge protected. 3. This is the minimum amount of time needed for the adapter to recognize that the battery has been replaced. Remove the controller from the system. see Control panel LEDs. Unplug the battery connector (A) from its connector on the adapter. it cannot be inserted incorrectly during the replacement procedure. therefore. Review the SAS subsystem topic to understand the various SAS configuration and service considerations. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced. 2.Removing and replacing a cache battery pack Use this procedure to replace the cache battery pack on a battery card. consider possible impacts to the following areas: v v v v Logical partitions and their I/O adapter assignments RAID array configurations Physical disk locations Path to your boot device Complete the following steps to replace a nonconcurrent maintainable battery pack: 1. The plug connects to the board in only one way. it is important to understand that these features have implications on the SAS configuration and data accessibility of the system. Before servicing or installing any features. Attention: Before continuing with this procedures. squeezing the retaining latch while gently pulling on the plug. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. Identify the system that you will be working on by using the identify the system process to turn on the system locate (blue) indicator. see Removing the model 8202-E4B or 8205-E6B RAID/cache storage controller. determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery pack.

To remove the battery assembly. 5. pull the tabs of the black mounting plate up. allowing the holes in the plate to squeeze the retaining features of the pins. Install the battery on to the posts until the latches click into place. Removing the cache battery (A) Battery connector (B) Cache battery pack 4. 42 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .Figure 21. secured by standoffs with retaining pins. The battery is mounted on a black plastic plate with two tabs.

For more information. 8. Attention: All cards are sensitive to electrostatic discharge. go to the procedures in your system unit's service information for removing a double-wide adapter from a double-wide cassette. v If you are removing the adapter from a double-wide cassette. SAS RAID controller maintenance 43 . Notes: v This procedure should only be performed if directed from an isolation procedure or a maintenance analysis procedure (MAP).Figure 22. Reinsert the pins into the rivets from the rear of the adapter. 1. carefully follow this procedure. Connect the cache battery pack connector (A) to the adapter. The plug connects to the adapter in only one way. complete the following steps. See Handling static-sensitive devices before beginning this procedure. To separate the 572F/575C card set and move the cache directory card. therefore it cannot be inserted incorrectly. Label both sides of the card before separating them. Reinstall the adapter and restart the cache. do not remove the cache battery during this procedure. see the following procedures: v Removing and replacing the cache battery card v Removing the model 8202-E4B or 8205-E6B RAID/cache storage controller Separating the 572F/575C card set and moving the cache directory card When the maintenance procedures direct you to separate the 572F/575C card set and move the cache directory card on a 572F controller for recovery purposes. 7. Replacing the cache battery 6. Important: To avoid loss of cache data.

2. Place the 572F/575C card set adapter on an ESD protective surface and orient it as shown in Figure 23. After all five retaining screws have been loosened. remove the screws C from the 572F storage adapter. then. set the adapters on the ESD protective surface. To prevent possible card damage. 572F/575C card set adapter 3. as shown in the following figure. Figure 24. loosen all five retaining screws C before removing any of them. Figure 23. and carefully pull the connector apart. Location of screws on the 572F/575C card set adapter C Screws 4. 44 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Grasp the 572F and 575C adapters close to the interconnect connector A . Important: Failure to loosen all five retaining screws prior to removing any of the screws can result in damage to the card.

Unseat the connector on the cache directory card by wiggling the two corners that are farthest from the mounting pegs.Figure 25. Turn the 572F storage adapter over so the components are facing up. pivot the cache directory card back over the mounting pegs. To disengage the mounting pegs. The cache directory card is the small rectangular card mounted on the I/O card. Cache directory card D Cache directory card 6. Locate the cache directory card D on the 572F storage adapter. Location of interconnect connector on the 572F/575C card set adapter A Interconnect connector 5. SAS RAID controller maintenance 45 . Figure 26.

After the connector is seated correctly. 8. insert all five screws C before tightening any of them. Unseating the connector 7. carefully align guide pins B on each side of the interconnect connector A . Move the cache directory card to the replacement 572F storage adapter and seat it on the connector and mounting pegs. apply pressure to completely squeeze the connector together. perform the preceding procedure in reverse order.Figure 27. When connecting the two adapters together. To reassemble the cards. Figure 28. To prevent possible card damage. Reassembling the cards A Interconnect connector B Guide pins 46 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .

3. reinstall the adapter into the double-wide cassette to complete the installation. See the documentation for your system for removing a PCI RAID and SSD SAS adapter from the system. See the procedures in your system unit's service information for installing a double-wide adapter in a double-wide cassette. perform the following steps: a. the entire adapter must be removed from the system prior to replacing the individual SSD. This ends this procedure. Cassette adapter handle attachment A Push-rivets B Adapter handle b. 1. Note: Each of the levers (A) undocks two SSDs at a time. Complete the following steps to perform a nonconcurrent SSD replacement on a PCIe SAS RAID and SSD adapter: Note: When an SSD on the PCIe adapter fails. Lift the lever (A) for the SSD that you are replacing to a fully vertical position. 2. If you removed the double-wide PCI adapter from a cassette in the beginning of this procedure. Figure 29. SAS RAID controller maintenance 47 . Replacing an SSD module on the PCIe RAID and SSD SAS adapter Use this procedure to replace an integrated solid-state drive (SSD) on a PCIe serial-attached SCSI (SAS) RAID and SSD Adapter. See PCI adapters.C Screws 9. Remove the adapter handle B as shown in Figure 29. 10. Remove the adapter from the system. Return to the procedure that sent you here. Place the adapter on a surface that is electrostatic-discharge protected. Cassette installations only: If you are installing the 572F/575C card set adapter into a cassette.

Figure 31. Pushing the lever away from the adapter tailstock 5. With the lever (A) in the vertical position. Lift the single device retaining latch (B) for only the SSD that you are replacing by first moving it away from the center of the SSD divider and then lifting it to a fully vertical position. 48 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .Figure 30. firmly push the lever (A) away from the adapter tailstock to undock the two SSDs from their connectors. Lifting the levers 4.

8.Figure 32. Using the device access finger openings (C). Reinstall the adapter in the system. Pushing the SSD that is being replaced 7. Note: Ensure that the device retaining latch and undocking lever are in the fully closed position. push the single SSD that you are replacing out of the device holder. SAS RAID controller maintenance 49 . Grasp the SSD and continue to remove it from the adapter. Lifting the device retaining latch 6. See PCI adapters . Figure 33. 9. Install the replacement SSD by performing steps 7 to 2 on page 47 in the reverse order.

Enter 1 in front of the required adapter resource to display resource path information. The screen displayed looks similar to the following example: Figure 34. If you replaced the SSD as a part of another procedure. Start the Hardware Service manager and page forward to the second selection screen. return to that procedure. Viewing SAS fabric path information Use the Hardware Service Manager to view details of the SAS fabric information. Select SAS Resource Path Information. SAS resource path information Selecting a device displays the details of all the nodes on each path between the controller and the device. 50 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .10. 2. 3. Following is an example for Display SAS fabric path graphical view. Perform the following steps to view the SAS fabric information: 1.

SAS fabric path graphical view An alternative view can be displayed by selecting F11 (SAS Fabric Path Data View).Figure 35. Figure 36. Possible status values Status Operational Degraded Failed Description No problem detected The SAS node is degraded The SAS node is failed SAS RAID controller maintenance 51 . Table 8. SAS fabric path data view The possible status values for the SAS Fabric Path Data View and the SAS Fabric Path Graphical View are defined in the following table. Following is an example of SAS Fabric Path Data View.

Possible status values (continued) Status Suspect Missing Not valid Unknown Description The SAS node is suspect of contributing to a failure The SAS node is no longer detected by controller The SAS node is incorrectly connected Unknown or unexpected status Example: Using SAS fabric path information This data becomes helpful in determining the cause of configuration or SAS fabric problems.Table 8. Cascaded disk enclosure The state of all paths to all devices displays information similar to the following. The following example assumes a cascaded disk enclosure with a broken connection on one path between the cascaded enclosures. 52 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Figure 37.

For SAS Fabric Path Data View.For Display SAS fabric path graphical view. pressing the F11 key displays information similar to the following. choosing one of the devices with a Failed path displays information similar to the following. SAS RAID controller maintenance 53 .

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generates. Department M456 IBM-Allee 1. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. Germany Tele: +49 7032 15-2937 email: tjahn@de. Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful interference. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC rules. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class A Information Technology Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. 71139 Ehningen. uses. VCCI Statement .com Warning: This is a Class A product. Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. and (2) this device must accept any interference received. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference. European Community contact: IBM Deutschland GmbH Technical Regulations. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. IBM is not responsible for any radio or television interference caused by using other than recommended cables and connectors or by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. IBM cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a non-recommended modification of the product. including the fitting of non-IBM option cards. this product may cause radio interference. including interference that may cause undesired operation. Industry Canada Compliance Statement This Class A digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003. Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada Cet appareil numérique de la classe A est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada. in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his own expense.Japan The following is a summary of the VCCI Japanese statement in the box above: Notices 57 . In a domestic environment. The limits for Class A equipment were derived for commercial and industrial environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed communication equipment. in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.ibm. if not installed and used in accordance with the instruction manual. European Community Compliance Statement This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility.

IBM Taiwan Contact Information: 58 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . radio interference may occur. Warning: This is a Class A product. Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase) Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Confirmed Harmonics Guideline with Modifications (products greater than 20 A per phase) Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement . in which case.People's Republic of China Declaration: This is a Class A product. the user may be required to take corrective actions.Taiwan The following is a summary of the EMI Taiwan statement above. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement . In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may need to perform practical action.This is a Class A product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. If this equipment is used in a domestic environment. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user will be required to take adequate measures.

Diese Einrichtung kann im Wohnbereich Funk-Störungen verursachen. in diesem Fall kann vom Betreiber verlangt werden. angemessene Maßnahmen zu ergreifen und dafür aufzukommen. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. der EMC EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EG) für Geräte der Klasse A Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt." Deutschland: Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten Dieses Produkt entspricht dem “Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten (EMVG)“. Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten (EMVG) (bzw. Um dieses sicherzustellen. Notices 59 .zu führen. in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen .CE . wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung von IBM verändert bzw. EN 55022 Klasse A Geräte müssen mit folgendem Warnhinweis versehen werden: "Warnung: Dieses ist eine Einrichtung der Klasse A. sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. IBM übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen. Dies ist die Umsetzung der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne Empfehlung von IBM gesteckt/eingebaut werden.Korea Germany Compliance Statement Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis: Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse A EU-Richtlinie zur Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG zur Angleichung der Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten und hält die Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse A ein.Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement .

71139 Ehningen. v Consult an IBM-authorized dealer or service representative for help. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) statement This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device.com Generelle Informationen: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse A. Proper cables and connectors are available from IBM-authorized dealers. there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. Germany Tel: +49 7032 15-2937 email: tjahn@de. Properly shielded and grounded cables and connectors must be used in order to meet FCC emission limits. which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on. uses.Verantwortlich für die Einhaltung der EMV Vorschriften ist der Hersteller: International Business Machines Corp. v Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement .ibm. However.Russia Class B Notices The following Class B statements apply to features designated as electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) Class B in the feature installation information. Abteilung M456 IBM-Allee 1. v Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. may cause harmful interference to radio communications. the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: v Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception. and can radiate radio frequency energy and. This equipment generates. New York 10504 Tel: 914-499-1900 Der verantwortliche Ansprechpartner des Herstellers in der EU ist: IBM Deutschland GmbH Technical Regulations. if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions. IBM is not responsible for 60 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. New Orchard Road Armonk.

any radio or television interference caused by unauthorized changes or modifications to this equipment. Unauthorized changes or modifications could void the user's authority to operate this equipment. 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.

Industry Canada Compliance Statement
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.

Avis de conformité à la réglementation d'Industrie Canada
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.

European Community Compliance Statement
This product is in conformity with the protection requirements of EU Council Directive 2004/108/EC on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to electromagnetic compatibility. IBM cannot accept responsibility for any failure to satisfy the protection requirements resulting from a non-recommended modification of the product, including the fitting of non-IBM option cards. This product has been tested and found to comply with the limits for Class B Information Technology Equipment according to European Standard EN 55022. The limits for Class B equipment were derived for typical residential environments to provide reasonable protection against interference with licensed communication equipment. European Community contact: IBM Deutschland GmbH Technical Regulations, Department M456 IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany Tele: +49 7032 15-2937 email: tjahn@de.ibm.com

VCCI Statement - Japan

Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Confirmed Harmonics Guideline (products less than or equal to 20 A per phase)

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Japanese Electronics and Information Technology Industries Association (JEITA) Confirmed Harmonics Guideline with Modifications (products greater than 20 A per phase)

IBM Taiwan Contact Information

Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement - Korea

Germany Compliance Statement
Deutschsprachiger EU Hinweis: Hinweis für Geräte der Klasse B EU-Richtlinie zur Elektromagnetischen Verträglichkeit Dieses Produkt entspricht den Schutzanforderungen der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG zur Angleichung der Rechtsvorschriften über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit in den EU-Mitgliedsstaaten und hält die Grenzwerte der EN 55022 Klasse B ein. Um dieses sicherzustellen, sind die Geräte wie in den Handbüchern beschrieben zu installieren und zu betreiben. Des Weiteren dürfen auch nur von der IBM empfohlene Kabel angeschlossen werden. IBM übernimmt keine Verantwortung für die Einhaltung der Schutzanforderungen, wenn das Produkt ohne Zustimmung von IBM verändert bzw. wenn Erweiterungskomponenten von Fremdherstellern ohne Empfehlung von IBM gesteckt/eingebaut werden. Deutschland: Einhaltung des Gesetzes über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten Dieses Produkt entspricht dem “Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten (EMVG)“. Dies ist die Umsetzung der EU-Richtlinie 2004/108/EG in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Zulassungsbescheinigung laut dem Deutschen Gesetz über die elektromagnetische Verträglichkeit von Geräten (EMVG) (bzw. der EMC EG Richtlinie 2004/108/EG) für Geräte der Klasse B

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Dieses Gerät ist berechtigt, in Übereinstimmung mit dem Deutschen EMVG das EG-Konformitätszeichen - CE - zu führen. Verantwortlich für die Einhaltung der EMV Vorschriften ist der Hersteller: International Business Machines Corp. New Orchard Road Armonk, New York 10504 Tel: 914-499-1900 Der verantwortliche Ansprechpartner des Herstellers in der EU ist: IBM Deutschland GmbH Technical Regulations, Abteilung M456 IBM-Allee 1, 71139 Ehningen, Germany Tel: +49 7032 15-2937 email: tjahn@de.ibm.com Generelle Informationen: Das Gerät erfüllt die Schutzanforderungen nach EN 55024 und EN 55022 Klasse B.

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