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

Steve_Boley@Dell.com Steve_Boley at Dell.com
Tue Mar 25 10:35:00 CST 2003

If these are 2650s or 1650s they have lithium ion batteries and can't be
reconditioned and they are giving you alerts that they have finished their
self charge cycle.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ben Russo [mailto:Ben at umialumni.com]
Sent: Tuesday, March 25, 2003 10:29 AM
To: Boley, Steve
Cc: Linux-Poweredge at exchange.dell.com
Subject: Re: aaicraid battery != Ok = Server stone dead (allmost)

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


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.
>-----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)
>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.
>On Mon, 2002-12-09 at 17:29, Steve_Boley at dell.com wrote:
>>Look elsewhere, that's not what is locking your system.  Probably related
>>tg3 module for broadcom nics and the locking it has been causing.
>>-----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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