P1566 - RAID controller's batteries: False Warnings (IBM xSeries) and Improved Battery-controller Association

Oct 17, 2014
Patch for BMC Performance Manager Express for Hardware - Version(s) 2.7.26,2.7.28,2.9.00,2.9.10

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Patch content

  • Connector for SMI-S Compliant RAID Controller - Linux
  • Connector for SMI-S Compliant RAID Controller - Windows

Should you install this patch?

Apply this patch if:

  • Your RAID controller's battery is not properly associated to its related RAID controller.
  • You get a false warning on the battery of the IBM ServeRAID controller on IBM xSeries server.

What does it fix?

  • A more reliable method is now being used to associate batteries to their related disk controllers. Successful activation of this connector will automatically disable the previous monitoring method (SMI-S based).
  • The status code returned by the IBM Director Agent for the controller's battery was occasionally misinterpreted as degraded.

How to install the patch?

  1. Copy the following files to %RSM_HOME%\RSMxx\SEN_HW\hdf_2xxx\ on each RSM:
    • MS_HW_Director52ServeRAIDLinux.hdf
    • MS_HW_Director52ServeRAIDNT.hdf
  2. No further actions are required. The new component monitoring will be added at the next discovery.