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SAS RAID controllers for IBM i

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SAS RAID controllers for IBM i

2011. This edition applies to IBM Power Systems servers that contain the POWER7 processor and to all associated models. © Copyright IBM Corporation 2010. and the IBM Environmental Notices and User Guide. G229-9054. Z125–5823. “Safety notices” on page v. read the information in “Notices” on page 55.Note Before using this information and the product it supports. . duplication or disclosure restricted by GSA ADP Schedule Contract with IBM Corp. the IBM Systems Safety Notices manual. US Government Users Restricted Rights – Use.

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

. . . . . Class B Notices . . 60 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 iv SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Class A Notices . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Terms and conditions . . . . . . . . . . . .

operate. you must first become familiar with the related safety information in the booklet. English publication to install. a safety information booklet is included in the publications package shipped with the product.S. German safety information Das Produkt ist nicht für den Einsatz an Bildschirmarbeitsplätzen im Sinne § 2 der Bildschirmarbeitsverordnung geeignet. © Copyright IBM Corp.Safety notices Safety notices may be printed throughout this guide: v DANGER notices call attention to a situation that is potentially lethal or extremely hazardous to people. 2010. system. v Attention notices call attention to the possibility of damage to a program. The booklet contains the safety information in your national language with references to the U. device. Before using a U.S. World Trade safety information Several countries require the safety information contained in product publications to be presented in their national languages. or data. 2011 v . Laser safety information IBM® servers can use I/O cards or features that are fiber-optic based and that utilize lasers or LEDs. v CAUTION notices call attention to a situation that is potentially hazardous to people because of some existing condition. English publications. English source.S. If this requirement applies to your country. or service this product. Laser compliance IBM servers may be installed inside or outside of an IT equipment rack. You should also refer to the booklet any time you do not clearly understand any safety information in the U.

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CAUTION v Do not install a unit in a rack where the internal rack ambient temperatures will exceed the manufacturer's recommended ambient temperature for all your rack-mounted devices. The rack might become unstable if you pull out more than one drawer at a time. v Always lower the leveling pads on the rack cabinet. or back of a unit used for air flow through the unit.) Do not pull out or install any drawer or feature if the rack stabilizer brackets are not attached to the rack. It is the responsibility of the customer to ensure that the outlet is correctly wired and grounded to prevent an electrical shock. To provide the correct power connection to a rack. v Connect all devices installed in a rack cabinet to power devices installed in the same rack cabinet. Do not place objects on top of rack-mounted devices. v Each rack cabinet might have more than one power cord. v Consideration should be given to the connection of the equipment to the supply circuit so that overloading of the circuits does not compromise the supply wiring or overcurrent protection. Do not plug a power cord from a device installed in one rack cabinet into a power device installed in a different rack cabinet.) This drawer is a fixed drawer and must not be moved for servicing unless specified by the manufacturer. v (For fixed drawers. (R001) Safety notices vii . Attempting to move the drawer partially or completely out of the rack might cause the rack to become unstable or cause the drawer to fall out of the rack. Do not pull out more than one drawer at a time. v Do not install a unit in a rack where the air flow is compromised. Be sure to disconnect all power cords in the rack cabinet when directed to disconnect power during servicing. v Rack-mounted devices are not to be used as shelves or work spaces. refer to the rating labels located on the equipment in the rack to determine the total power requirement of the supply circuit.Observe the following precautions when working on or around your IT rack system: v Heavy equipment–personal injury or equipment damage might result if mishandled. always install the heaviest devices in the bottom of the rack cabinet. front. Always install servers and optional devices starting from the bottom of the rack cabinet. v An electrical outlet that is not correctly wired could place hazardous voltage on the metal parts of the system or the devices that attach to the system. v To avoid hazardous conditions due to uneven mechanical loading. Ensure that air flow is not blocked or reduced on any side. v (For sliding drawers. v Always install stabilizer brackets on the rack cabinet.

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

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The addition of primary protectors is not sufficient protection to connect these interfaces metallically to OSP wiring. The dc-powered system employs an isolated DC return (DC-I) design. Note the following information: laser radiation when open. The intrabuilding ports of this equipment must not be metallically connected to the interfaces that connect to the OSP (outside plant) or its wiring. Do not view directly with optical instruments. The DC battery return terminal shall not be connected to the chassis or frame ground. These interfaces are designed for use as intrabuilding interfaces only (Type 2 or Type 4 ports as described in GR-1089-CORE) and require isolation from the exposed OSP cabling. do not view directly with optical instruments. The ac-powered system does not require the use of an external surge protection device (SPD). (C028) CAUTION: Some laser products contain an embedded Class 3A or Class 3B laser diode. and avoid direct exposure to the beam. x SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Note: All Ethernet cables must be shielded and grounded at both ends.CAUTION: Data processing environments can contain equipment transmitting on system links with laser modules that operate at greater than Class 1 power levels. (C027) CAUTION: This product contains a Class 1M laser. For this reason. Do not stare into the beam. (C030) Power and cabling information for NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System) GR-1089-CORE The following comments apply to the IBM servers that have been designated as conforming to NEBS (Network Equipment-Building System) GR-1089-CORE: The equipment is suitable for installation in the following: v Network telecommunications facilities v Locations where the NEC (National Electrical Code) applies The intrabuilding ports of this equipment are suitable for connection to intrabuilding or unexposed wiring or cabling only. never look into the end of an optical fiber cable or open receptacle.

57CD. © Copyright IBM Corp. 2BE1. 2BE1. 2011 1 . 2010. 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. v Updated the SAS cabling considerations with SAS cable requirement details for integrated SAS RAID adapters. v Updated the “Verifying the controller software” on page 17 table to include information about 2BD9. and 2BD9 cards. and 57CF cards. September 2010 v Updated the “PCI-X SAS RAID card comparison” on page 3 table to include information about 2BE0. v Updated the “PCIe SAS RAID card comparison” on page 6 table to include information about 57CD 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 Verifying the controller software table to include information about 57C7 and 57CF cards.

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

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. system mirroring mirroring RAID 5.Table 1. one physical link to DVD drive. and optionally one physical link to tape drive) RAID 5.6 Gb (compressed) Lithium ion 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 6. RAID 6. system mirroring 175 MB RAID 5.5 Gb (compressed) Up to 1. 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. 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 . RAID System 63. 6. 6. system mirroring Up to 1. one 2x wide port to 2BD9 adapter.

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

“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.Figure 2. 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. CCIN 57B8 planar RAID enablement card Figure 3. 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. 6 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i .

RAID RAID 5. 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. Consider using an adapter that provides write cache when using RAID 5 or RAID 6. system mirroring mirroring RAID 5. system 61. system mirroring 380 MB RAID 51.Table 2. RAID 61. 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 .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. RAID 6. RAID 6. SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 7 . or use solid-state drives (SSDs) where they are supported to improve write performance. system mirroring 175 MB RAID 51. RAID 6.

Adapter graphics View the SAS RAID controllers.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. CCIN 57C7 PCI Express x8 Planar 3 Gb SAS adapter (disk/media backplane) Figure 5.

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

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

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

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

RAID 6 stripes data across all disks in the array. The P and Q parity data. RAID level 5 also writes array parity data. Related information Device parity protection concepts RAID 5 Learn how data is written to a RAID 5 array. is spread across all the disks. If a second disk fails.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. Related information RAID 5 concepts RAID 6 Learn how data is written to a RAID 6 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. RAID 5 If a disk fails in a RAID 5 array. Whenever data is read from a degraded disk array. The parity data is spread across all the disks. “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. array data and parity information is written in the following pattern: SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 13 . There are also images of adapters for you to view. For a RAID 5 array of three disks. There are also images of adapters for you to view. the array controller recalculates the data on the failed disk by using data and parity blocks on the operational 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.

RAID 6 Multiply two fewer than the number of disks by the disk capacity. A RAID 6 array that is operating with a one or two failed disks is said to be operating in degraded mode. RAID 6 If one or two disks fail in a RAID 6 array. Disk array capacities These guidelines help you calculate the capacity of a disk array.Figure 12. System mirroring Multiply the number of disks by the disk capacity and divide by two. A greater number of disk units provides more opportunity for failure and increased recovery time. 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. The capacity of a disk array depends on the capacity of the disks that are used and the RAID level of the array. Refer to Mirrored protection for more information. Note: If disks of different capacities are used in the same disk array. To calculate the capacity of a disk array. If a third disk fails. RAID level summary Compare RAID levels according to their capabilities. the array controller recalculates the data on the failed disks by using data and parity blocks on the operational disks. the array is placed in the failed state and is not be accessible. 14 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Whenever data is read from a degraded 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. you can continue to use the array normally. all disks are treated as if they have the capacity of the smallest disk. use the following methods: RAID 5 Multiply one fewer than the number of disks by the disk capacity.

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. SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 15 . Provides better capacity than System Mirroring but possibly lower performance.94% Read performance Very good Write performance Good Devices per array Minimum: 3 Maximum: 18 RAID 6 Excellent 50% . Provides better performance than RAID 5 or RAID 6. 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% . usable disk capacity. System mirroring Stores data redundantly on mirrored pairs to provide maximum protection against disk failures. Provides better data redundancy than RAID 5 but with slightly lower capacity and possibly lower 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. Table 3.The following information provides data redundancy. but has lower capacity. and write performance for each RAID level. read performance.

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Each controller requires a supported release of IBM i. The requisite software for the adapter is often preinstalled during IBM i installation. Support for the controller is contained in the Licensed Internal Code of IBM i. HIPER (High Impact PERvasive) PTF. and search by entering your system type and controller type. go to the Support & downloads website. and cumulative PTF packages for your release.1.1 or later1 IBM i 6. the requisite software support must be installed. see Fix Central. For complete information related to the installation and maintenance of IBM i. Newer PTFs might be available for the most current level of adapter microcode. and maintenance of the IBM i software support for the adapter. For the latest fixes and updates. Software for the adapter is packaged in Program Temporary Fix (PTF) format and distributed as part of the base IBM i installation media. verification.Controller software For the adapter to be identified and configured by IBM i. The adapter runs onboard microcode. Table 4.1 or later1 IBM i 6.1 or later1 © Copyright IBM Corp. This information is an overview of the IBM i software support that is required for the adapter. Verifying the controller software Verify the minimum software support that is required for your specific controller. Attention: Ensure that the adapters have the latest adapter microcode PTFs as part of the initial installation. Although a version of adapter microcode might be distributed along with the IBM i. cumulative package media. For the latest PTF group. 2011 17 . 2010.1 or later1 IBM i V5R4M5 or later IBM i V5R4M5 or later IBM i 6.1. and through the Web-based Fix Delivery Center for IBM i. Contact your technical support to verify the latest PTFs available for your specific adapters. 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. see the IBM System i® and IBM i Information Center website. this does not necessarily represent the most recent version of microcode that is available for the adapter.1. It might be necessary to perform operations related to the installation.1 or later1 IBM i 7.

1 or later1 IBM i 6. CCIN and version and release data (continued) CCIN (Custom card identification number) 2BD9 2BE0 2BE1 Minimum required IBM i version and release IBM i 6.1.1.1 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. The standard IBM i technical support procedures can be used to determine the latest available level of adapter software support.1. 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. Related information PCI adapter information by feature type 18 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . See the PCI adapter information by feature type topic in Managing PCI adapters for the minimum IBM i level requirements.1 or later1 1. distributed. and installed through the same mechanisms that are used for other portions of the IBM i Licensed Internal Code.

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

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

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. “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. Disk protection with dual storage. There are also images of adapters for you to view. Table 5. 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. 2010.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. Note: Not all controllers support all configurations. 2011 21 . 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. This table describes what is needed to have dual storage with different kinds of disk protection. There are also images of adapters for you to view. © Copyright IBM Corp. 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.

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

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

“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. “Dual storage IOA access optimization” on page 27 View the active or passive path of your disk units and controller. 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. Table 6. The operating mode can be viewed by using the Auxiliary Storage Hardware Resource Detail display. 1. There are also images of adapters for you to view. Dual storage IOA function attributes Find out which controller functions are supported with dual storage IOA configurations. IOPs. 5. Perform the following steps to view details about your adapters. 4. 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. Type 9 (Resources associated with IOP) in front of the adapter that you want. 3. 2.Related concepts “Verifying the controller software” on page 17 Verify the minimum software support that is required for your specific controller. This table describes controller functions that are supported with dual storage IOA configurations. Disks formatted to 512 bytes per sector are not to be used functionally. 6. This is an example of the display: SAS RAID controllers for IBM i 24 . SAS controller functions. “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. 2. Select Hardware service manager on the Start a Service Tool menu. controllers) on the Hardware Service Manager menu. There are also images of adapters for you to view. Select System bus resources on the Logical Hardware Resources on the System Bus menu. but these disks can be formatted to 528 bytes per sector. Select Logical hardware resources (buses. Select Start a service tool on the Use System Service Tools (SST) menu.

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

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 . 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. SAS topology is incorporated with in the IO drawer wiring. Follow these guidelines when you cable your system. YR cables provide redundancy for two narrow SAS ports between each controller and internal disk enclosure. v For RAID configurations with internal SAS disk slots. press Enter. AT cables are used. X cables provide redundancy for two wide SAS ports between each controller and disk expansion drawer. For additional details on how to set up a configuration.Dual Storage IOA Configuration Type options. type 5 (Display detail) in front of the adapter that you want. To see details about each individual adapter. 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. v For RAID configurations with a 5802 or 5803 PCIe 12X I/O drawer. see Serial attached SCSI cable planning. and it also provides redundancy for two narrow SAS ports for each disk drive. Related concepts “Installing dual storage IOA configurations” on page 29 Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. v For RAID configurations on a 5886 EXP 12S disk expansion drawer. see “Installing dual storage IOA configurations” on page 29. This provides redundancy similar to X cables. To see examples of how to cable dual storage IOA configurations.

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

Select Display path status on the Display Disk Configuration display. Select Display disk configuration from the Work with Disk Configuration display. Press Enter to continue.Figure 15. 2. F3=Exit F5=Refresh F11=Display encryption status F9=Display disk unit details F12=Cancel 28 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . 3. 1. complete the following steps. 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. Dual storage IOA optimization.. This figure shows RAID arrays with primary and secondary adapters. Viewing the active or passive path of disk units To view the active or passive path of the disk units.. Select Work with disk units on the Use System Service Tools (SST) menu.

Perform the following steps to install a dual storage IOA configuration Dual storage IOA configurations 29 . Attention: Disk arrays can be created either before or after the dual storage IOA configuration is set up. 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. 6. 3.. press Enter.Viewing the active or passive path role for a controller To 1. “Installing dual storage IOA configurations” Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. 4.. follow the steps exactly as written. complete the following steps. Each controller requires a supported release of IBM i and other possible code prerequisites. Select System bus resources on the Logical Hardware Resources on the System Bus menu. Select Start a service tool on the Use System Service Tools (SST) menu. view the active or passive path role for a controller. Press F11 (function key) until Path Role is shown. To avoid problems during installation. 2. Related information Changing parity set optimization Installing dual storage IOA configurations Use this procedure to install a dual storage I/O adapter (IOA) configuration. IOPs. which is available as a program temporary fix (PTF) as part of the initial installation. Logical Hardware Resources Associated with IOP Type options. Select Hardware service manager on the Start a Service Tool menu. Attention: Ensure that the adapters are updated with the latest adapter microcode. Select Logical hardware resources (buses. 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. Go to the IBM Prerequisites website and click the Feature Prerequisites tab. Select the Virtual IOP by typing a 9 (Resources associated with IOP) in front of the desired IBM dual storage IOA. 5. controllers) on the Hardware Service Manager menu.

see “SAS cabling considerations” on page 26. Note: Do not attach any cables to the SAS controllers. 6. For instructions. 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. Verify that the cabling and functioning of the controllers are correct by using the Dual Storage IOA configuration screen. 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. For examples on how to cable the Dual storage IOA configurations. see “Viewing dual storage IOA attributes” on page 24. Related information Installing PCI adapters 30 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Attach the necessary SAS cables from the shared disk enclosure to the same SAS connector on each controller. To prevent errors while connecting the cables. perform a normal shutdown of the system or partition before you attach the cables.1. see PCI adapters for the 8202-E4B or 8205-E6B systems or PCI adapters for the 8231-E2B. 2. 4. Verify that all prerequisites are permanently applied. Install the SAS controllers on the system or partition. 5. as applicable. “Dual storage IOA access optimization” on page 27 View the active or passive path of your disk units and controller. 3. 7. Power on your system or partition.See “Dual storage IOA access optimization” on page 27 and create or change the RAID configuration as necessary. 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.

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

Select Display battery information. . : Battery type . : Actual type-model . . . Press Enter. . . . . . . . . . . . .3. c. Battery Information Resource name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . : Estimated time to warning (days) Estimated time to error (days) Concurrently maintainable . . . . . . Press Enter. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10XS187 CB1 C01 Lithium Ion (LiIon) No battery warning/error 215 236 673 756 Battery state . . On the Start a Service Tool display. . . select Start a Service Tool. .: 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. . . : . . . . On the System Service Tools (SST) display. : Planar ID . On the Hardware Service Manager display. . Press Enter. . . : Unit ID . . . . . . . : Serial number . : DC01 YL3229021013 572F-001 U5094. select Hardware Service Manager. . . . . type your service tools user ID and service tools password. . . . . Press Enter. . : Adjusted power-on time (days) . : Card . 32 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . . . . . . . On the System Service Tools (SST) Sign On display. . . . b. . select Work with resources containing cache battery packs. . . . : Power-on time (days) . . . . 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. a. . . . .001. : : battery pack . . . . . .

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

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

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

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

locate the metal cover (A) that holds the battery pack. do not replace the cache battery pack or data will be lost. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components. Ensure that the replacement cache battery pack is fully seated. Remove the battery unit by pulling on tab (C). Install the new cache battery pack by reversing this procedure. See the feature comparison tables for PCIe and PCI-X cards present LED and its location. Figure 17. If the cache data present LED is flashing.9. 3. See Displaying rechargeable battery information. Reinstall the adapter. Replacing the 572F/575C cache battery (A) Metal cover (B) Push-rivet (C) Tab 2. Pull out on the push-rivet (B) to release the metal cover (A). 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. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery. determine that it is safe to replace the cache battery pack. 4. Restart the adapter's write cache by doing the following: SAS RAID controller maintenance 37 . Complete the following steps to replace a 572F/575C concurrent maintainable battery pack. 1. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery has been replaced. Attention: Before continuing with this procedure. It is safe to replace the cache battery pack when Yes is displayed next to Battery pack can be safely replaced.

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

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

Slide the new cache battery pack into the mounting guides on the controller until it is seated in the battery connector. Continue to slide the cache battery pack out of the mounting guides and remove it from the controller. This duration is the minimum amount of time needed for the card to recognize that the battery has been replaced. 7. Replacing the 57B7 cache battery (A) Cache battery lever (B) Cache battery pack (C) Cache battery connector 5. move the lever to the unlatched position (away from the connector). To replace the 57CF cache battery pack. After the battery is seated in the connector. Figure 20. 4. Note: Ensure that the cache battery pack is disconnected for at least 60 seconds before connecting the new battery.3. Replacing a 57CF cache battery pack Learn how to replace the 57CF cache battery pack. 6. b. 40 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . move the lever to the latched position to fully seat the battery into the connector. Ensure that you get the message Cache was started.dual IOA enablement card cache battery pack. Press Enter. Using the following illustration to locate the battery components. Restart the adapter's write cache by doing the following: a. Return to the Work with Resources containing Cache Battery Packs display and select the Start IOA cache. see Removing and replacing the 9117-MMB or 9179-MHB 175 MB cache RAID .

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

With the lever (A) in the vertical position. 48 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . Lifting the levers 4. Figure 31. Pushing the lever away from the adapter tailstock 5.Figure 30. 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. firmly push the lever (A) away from the adapter tailstock to undock the two SSDs from their connectors.

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

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

Following is an example of SAS Fabric Path Data View. 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 graphical view An alternative view can be displayed by selecting F11 (SAS Fabric Path Data View). Figure 36. 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.Figure 35.

Figure 37. 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.Table 8. 52 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . 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.

For SAS Fabric Path Data 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 .For Display SAS fabric path graphical view.

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

the user may be required to take corrective actions. Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) Statement . 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 . Warning: This is a Class A product. radio interference may occur.Taiwan The following is a summary of the EMI Taiwan statement above. in which case. If this equipment is used in a domestic environment.This is a Class A product based on the standard of the VCCI Council. IBM Taiwan Contact Information: 58 SAS RAID controllers for IBM i . In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user will be required to take adequate measures. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio interference in which case the user may need to perform practical action.People's Republic of China Declaration: This is a Class A product.

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

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

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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