Subject: SERVERAID: REPLACEMENT CONSIDERATIONS
Updated Netfinity server RETAIN Tip:
Record number: H166804
Hit count: UHC00021
Success count: USC0000
Publication code: PC50
Tip key: 022
Date created: O99/06/28
Date last altered: A99/07/08
Owning B.U.: USA
Abstract: SERVERAID: REPLACEMENT CONSIDERATIONS
When replacing ServeRAID 3HB, and ServeRAID 3H and 3L Adapters with 3.50.21 or lower firmware level installed, you must ensure that the new ServeRAID Adapter FRU P/N 01K7396 or P/N 01K7352 is at the 3.50.22 level of firmware.
If a system has RAID5E arrays with either ServeRAID 3HB, 3H, or 3L AND the new FRU is not at 3.50.22 firmware level or higher, the data is at risk and some features will not function.
PROBLEM ISOLATION AIDS:
Note: The Netfinity ServerProven Compatibility web page at the following URL:
click on "Disk Controllers"
ServeRAID-3H Adapter FRU P/N 01K7396 (Option P/N 01K7207)
ServeRAID-3L Adapter FRU P/N 01K7352 (Option P/N 01K7364)
ServeRAID-3HB Adapter FRU P/N 01K7396 (Option P/N 37L6086)
Download PC ServeRAID BIOS and Firmware Diskette Version 3.50B, or later, and flash the new FRU to Firmware level 3.50.22 and BIOS level 3.50.12.
Note: The Firmware and BIOS levels are different.
PC ServeRAID BIOS and Firmware Diskette image file (00N9010.EXE) is available from the following URL:
search on "ServeRAID Firmware"
The corresponding text file (00N9010.TXT) is viewable on-line and may be printed.
To create a BIOS update diskette; the downloaded file (00N9010.EXE) is a self-extracting executable file that will prompt for a diskette. Follow instructions on the display to create the diskette.
If one is using RAID5E, FlashCopy, Adaptive Read Ahead, Identify Drive, or Cluster environment without Quorum Arbitration cable with their ServeRAID 3HB, ServeRAID 3H, or ServeRAID 3L adapters, then the adapter must be at 3.50.22 or later firmware level.
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