Subject: NETFINITY FIBRE CHANNEL - POWER ON/OFF PROCEDURE
New Netfinity server RETAIN Tip:
Record number: H201112
Hit count: UHC00000
Success count: USC0000
Publication code: PC50
Tip key: 007
Date created: O99/12/17
Date last altered: A99/12/22
Owning B.U.: USA
Abstract: NETFINITY FIBRE CHANNEL - POWER ON/OFF PROCEDURE
Netfinity Fibre Channel - Power On/Off Procedure
PROBLEM ISOLATION AIDS:
a Netfinity 8500R server, Type 8681, any Model.
a Netfinity 7000-M10 server, Type 8680, any Model.
a Netfinity 7000 server, Type 8651, any Model.
a Netfinity 5500-M20 server, Type 8662, any Model.
a Netfinity 5500-M10 server, Type 8661, any Model.
a Netfinity 5500 server, Type 8660, any Model.
a Netfinity 5000 server, Type 8659, any Model.
a Netfinity 3500-M10 server, Type 8655, any Model.
a Netfinity 3500 server, Type 8644, any Model.
a Netfinity 3000 server, Type 8476, any Model.
a Netfinity 1000 server, Type 8477, any Model.
a Netfinity Fibre Channel PCI Adapter, Option P/N 01K7297,
FRU P/N 01K7354
a Netfinity Fibre Channel Failsafe RAID Controller,
Option P/N 01K7296, FRU P/N 10L6993
When applying or removing power, a certain order must be followed on the NetFinity Fibre Solution.
The Netfinity Fibre Controller requires that drives that are attached to it be available any time that it is powered up.
This means that a certain order must be followed when turning on or off power to the Fibre subsystem.
The Fibre Channel Hub, if installed, must be powered on before the host adapter in order to insure proper loop initialization.
It is suggested that the following information be attached to the Server in one or more places to ensure that servicers and operators follow proper powering sequence.
The power down procedure includes the following steps:
Turn off the Server (after proper NOS shutdown).
Turn off the Fibre controller.
Turn off Hub (if attached).
Turn off the Drives.
The power up procedure includes the following steps:
Turn on the Drives.
Turn on Hub (if attached).
Turn on the Fibre controller.
Turn on the Server.
Note: If you do not power up in the correct order, you could lose your configuration and then, as a result, possibly lose your data.
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