P1567 - RAID Controller's Batteries: False Warnings (IBM xSeries) and Improved Battery-controller Association

Oct 17, 2014
Patch for Hardware Sentry KM for PATROL - Version(s) 1.8.00,1.8.01,1.8.02,1.9.00

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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 file to the $PATROL_HOME/lib/MS_HW_hdf directory on the server where the PATROL Agent runs:
    • MS_HW_Director52ServeRAIDLinux.hdf
    • MS_HW_Director52ServeRAIDNT.hdf
  2. Re-initialize Hardware Sentry for the patch to take effect.
  3. Nothing needs to be installed on Console systems.