"AAC:Batte" message

Steve_Boley@Dell.com Steve_Boley at Dell.com
Thu Aug 23 14:11:00 CDT 2001


You are needing to perform a battery recondition on the battery for the raid
on the motherboard.  You will need the afacli raid utility loaded to perform
the recondition.  You can get this from http://domsch.com/linux and after is
installed command to start is "afacli".  Next command is: "open afa0".  Then
type: "controller battery_recondition /always=TRUE" and should start the
recondition.  This will disable cache and slow down performance on the
server and is best run at slow business hours.  It will take 8 - 10 hours to
complete and the error should go away.  By the way this is a reoccuring
instance every 6 months.  It is so that the controller can discharge and
then recharge the battery to extend it's life.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Alsobrook [mailto:ralsobrook at innuity.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2001 1:31 PM
To: Linux-PowerEdge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: "AAC:Batte" message


Hi, 

I'm running a PE2550 with RH7.1, kernel 2.4.2-2.  Every so often (maybe
once an hour?), the message "AAC:Batte" will pop up on the console, and
I can't find any information on what that means.  The server seems to be
running fine, could this be related to the RAID battery perhaps?  Any
help is appreciated.  Thanks!

Ron
Portland, OR
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