Get the following alert on our storage DS3200 . What this indicates . Do we need to replace anything . Do we need to check any parameters for this to avert any storage failures .
Event Error Code: 2113 Event occurred: Tue, 19 May 2009 11:02:43 IST Event Message: Controller cache battery nearing expiration Component type: Battery Pack Component location: Controller enclosure
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3 replies Latest Post - 2009-05-19T07:44:16Z by SystemAdmin
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Re: 2113 event occurred .Controller cache battery nearing expiration Component2009-05-19T06:58:04Z in response to SystemAdminDear newbieibm,
read section "Controller battery age timer" in the next page:
Installation, User's, and Maintenance Guide - IBM System Storage DS3400
BTW, there was additional info in previous release of this doc:
"When the battery reaches 2 years of age, it does not mean that the battery has failed; but the battery might not be capable of maintaining cached controller data for up to 3 days in the event of a storage subsystem loss of power.
At the 2-year expiration date, you should either order a replacement DS3000 controller cache battery to replace the cache battery that has expired or disable controller cache.
Note: Disabling controller cache can result in a loss of performance."
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Re: 2113 event occurred .Controller cache battery nearing expiration Component2009-05-19T07:44:16Z in response to SystemAdminThanks for ur replies .
I also read following on the manual .
In the Storage Manager software, if the battery age timer indicates that the battery is 2 years old, but the battery is not reported as failed, do not call your IBM technical-support representative to replace the battery. Instead, reset the battery age by using the procedure that is described in the Storage Manager software online help. 70 System Storage DS3400 Storage Subsystem: Installation, User’s, and Maintenance Guide
Attention: Write caching is suspended while a battery is either charging or self-testing.
So in summary I need to reset the battery and assume it's working . Also my battery is hardly one year old in DS3200. Am I right .