aaicraid battery != Ok = Server stone dead (allmost) forever

Ben Russo Ben at umialumni.com
Tue Mar 25 10:30:00 CST 2003


AFA0> controller battery_recondition
Executing: controller battery_recondition
Command Error: <The currently opened controller does not support 
software initia
ted battery reconditioning operations.>

??
-Ben.

Steve_Boley at dell.com wrote:

>Initiate a battery recondition on it and see if that stops the problems.
>controller battery_recondition /always=TRUE if gives error then run without
>the switch.
>Steve
>
>-----Original Message-----
>From: Ben Russo [mailto:ben at umialumni.com]
>Sent: Tuesday, December 10, 2002 10:12 AM
>To: Linux-Poweredge at exchange.dell.com
>Subject: RE: aaicraid battery != Ok = Server stone dead (allmost)
>forever
>
>
>Is there a problem with getting 
>	aacraid: Battery charging ....
>messages, then a few hours later getting
>	aacraid: Battery charge is now OK...
>
>??
>
>I get these every few days (between 5-9 days)
>on some servers, but not others?
>
>I am wondering if this is OK, or if I should get the battery
>packs replaced.
>
>-Ben.
>
>
>On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 17:29, Steve_Boley at dell.com wrote:
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>
>>Look elsewhere, that's not what is locking your system.  Probably related
>>    
>>
>to
>  
>
>>tg3 module for broadcom nics and the locking it has been causing.
>>Steve
>>
>>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Robert Lindgren [mailto:robert at lunarpages.com]
>>Sent: Monday, December 09, 2002 7:00 AM
>>To: Linux-PowerEdge at exchange.dell.com
>>Subject: aaicraid battery != Ok = Server stone dead (allmost) forever
>>
>>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I have some problems with an 2650, at any arbitrary point in time the
>>server just stops to respond. I believe this has something to do with
>>the battery on the raid controller, but since I'm not able to login to
>>the machine when this happens I'm not able to state that it is related
>>to the battery though.
>>
>>Sometimes I'm able to get the password prompt back from the server but
>>I'm not able to login to it, seems like it does allot of i/o. When the
>>server is rebooted the problem still persist until I get this message in
>>the system log:
>>
>>kernel: aacraid:Battery charge is now OK
>>
>>So my question(s) is can this problem be related to a faulty battery on
>>the raid controller? If the first question is true, how can this bring
>>the server to a state where it's not possible to do ANY i/o related
>>stuff, like logging in to the system. Sure the cache on the controller
>>is disabled but, never seen something like this on a (sorry curse words
>>will follow) Compaq or Sun server when the battery has been discharged.
>>
>>Best regards
>>    
>>
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