3Ware 9550SXU-16ML User Guide

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    3ware® Serial ATA RAID Controller Supports the 9550SX Models PN 720-0126-02 November 2005 User Guide
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    ... written consent of AMCC, 215 Moffett Park Drive, Sunnyvale, CA 94089. Trademarks 3ware®, Escalade®, and 3DM® are all registered trademarks of AMCC. The 3ware logo, 3BM, StorSwitch, TwinStor, and R5 Fusion are all trademarks of AMCC. All other trademarks herein are property of their respective ...
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    ... Features ...1 What's New with the 3ware 9550SX Controllers ...2 System Requirements ...2 Understanding RAID Concepts and... Windows on a New Unit ...31 Installing the Driver on a System that Boots from a Different Device ...32... Hat Linux or Fedora Core 4 ...40 Driver Installation Under SuSE Linux ...45...
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    ... and Disabling Remote Access ...81 Setting the Incoming Port # ...82 Setting the Frequency of Page Refreshes ...82 ... Setting Up Staggered Spinup ...120 Disabling Write Cache on Unit Degrade ...121 Multi LUN Support ...a Hot Spare through 3DM ...135 ii 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Controller ...158 Moving Units from a 9500S to a 9550SX Controller ...159 Adding a Drive through 3DM ......Tasks ...169 About Initialization ...169 Initialization of Different RAID Types ...170 Auto Initialization After ... a Unit Through 3DM ...182 Rebuilding Units through 3BM ...183 www.3ware.com iii
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    ... Using the Update Utility With Multiple Controllers ...195 Updating the 3ware Driver Under Windows XP ...196 Updating the 3ware Driver Under Red Hat ...203 Updating the 3ware ... ...241 Feedback on this manual ...241 Index ...243 iv 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...have not yet done so, see 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller Quick Install Guide for instructions. How this Guide is... multiple ways to accomplish the same configuration and maintenance tasks for your 3ware RAID controller. This manual includes instructions for performing tasks using two tools: ...
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    ... RAID Configuration Using 3BM 4. Driver Installation Description Provides a summary of the steps required to install ...you have just installed the controller. Describes how to install drivers for the 3ware controller if you ..., Technical Support, and Service vi 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller ...
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    ... are used through this guide: „ „ „ „ 3BM and 3BM 2 both refer to the 3ware BIOS Manager,... refer to the 3ware Disk Manager, version 2. In the sections that describe using 3DM, current controller ... and unit are used interchangeably throughout this manual. Boldface is used for buttons, fields, and ...
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    viii 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... and concepts of the 9000 series as a whole, and the 9550SX in particular. It includes the following sections: "Product ... Level to Use" on page 8 Product Features The 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA family ...-12MI, 9550SX-16ML. Features of the 3ware 9000 series controllers include: Advanced RAID ...
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    ...installed in both 64-bit PCI and PCI-X slots, not all slots give equal performance. The 3ware 9550SX Controller performs best when installed in a PCI-X 133MHz 64... cables may not exceed 1M (39") for Serial ATA controllers. 2 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Operating System 3ware RAID controllers may be used with: „ Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows ... of Linux using the open source Linux driver (see the Release Notes for the latest versions)... of features and system requirements, refer to the 9550SX Series Datasheet, available from the website at http...
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    ...down the system. This is useful when you need to exchange a degraded drive or a bad drive in a redundant array..... The disks may be can be attached to different ports than they were originally attached ... throughout the documentation, see the "Glossary". 4 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ...configurations are available for drives attached to a 3ware RAID controller: RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 5 RAID 10 ... are distributed across the multiple disks using RAID 0 techniques. Striped disk arrays give... hang, depending on your operating system. RAID 0 arrays are not recommended for high availability...
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    ...disk arrays write data to two drives using RAID 1 algorithms (see Figure 2). This gives your system ... throughput loss due to contention for the parity drive. RAID 5 0 parity B0 1 parity C0 C1 2 ...E Blocks Figure 3. RAID 5 Configuration Example 6 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... of six drives. Several combinations are available with RAID 50. For example, on a 12-port controller, you can have a grouping of 3, 4, or 6 drives. A grouping of 3 means... note that if two or more drives in a RAID 5 set fail, then all of the data will be lost. www.3ware.com 7
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    .... The RAID configurations available to you are determined by the number of ports on your controller, and the number of drives attached to those ports. You can configure all drives in one unit,... units, if you have enough drives. 8 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...50 will contain 2 subunits of 5 drives each. With 16 drives, a RAID 50 will contain 2 subunits of 8 drives ...: Table 3: Drive Capacity RAID Level RAID 0 RAID 1 RAID 5 Capacity (number of drives... is rounded down so that drives from differing manufacturers are more likely to be able to be used www.3ware...
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    ... and the type of RAID configuration you want, and designating hot spares for use if a drive degrades. 3ware provides several tools for use in configuring and managing ... Disk Manager) 3ware CLI (Command Line Interface) 10 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... 2 (3ware Disk Manager) 3DM is a daemon (under Linux) and a service (under Windows) which runs in the background on the controller's host system, and can be accessed ... the system. The 3ware CLI is described in 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide. www.3ware.com ...
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    ..., and the time between staggers in 3BM (the 3ware BIOS Management utility). For details, see... are rewritten with the redundant data. This forces the drive firmware to reallocate the error sectors accordingly. „ Error... a power failure occurred. With a 12 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    Monitoring, Maintenance, and Troubleshooting Features Battery Backup Unit (BBU) installed, the cache ... has been connected to a chassis with a Chassis Control Unit (CCU), you can issue ... rebuilds to occur with an available drive or with a failed drive (9550SX controllers only). www.3ware.com 13
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    Chapter 1. Introducing the 3ware® 9000 Series Controller 14 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Install the Controller and Drives Configure the RAID Unit and Drives Install the Driver and Make the Operating System Aware of the New Drives Set Up ... your controller and drives, follow the instructions in the 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller Quick Install Guide. If ...
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    ... 3ware RAID Controller CLI for configuration, go ahead and boot to the OS, install the driver and ... and Make the Operating System Aware of the New Drives Instructions for installing drivers are available in Chapter 4, "... Background Tasks" on page 176 16 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ...Export Unconfigured (JBOD) Disks Disable Cache on Degraded Array (does not apply to 9550SX controllers because it is integrated into StorSave Profile) Staggered Method Unit-Level...for 24 hours No Daily, starting at 12:00 am and running for 24 hours Yes www.3ware.com 17
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    Chapter 2. Getting Started with Your 3ware RAID Controller 18 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... operating system on and boot from a unit managed through the new 3ware RAID controller, follow the steps in this chapter to use the 3ware BIOS Manager (3BM) to configure the unit and install the driver. If the operating system is already installed on another drive in your ...
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    ... to access 3ware BIOS Manager ---3ware ATA RAID Controller: 9550SX-12 BIOS: BE9X X.XX.XX.XXX Firmware: FE9X X.XX.XX.XXX BBU Status: ... configuration remains on-screen for just a few seconds. However, if a unit has degraded, the screen indicates the problem and remains on your screen longer....
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    ... one to twelve drives in the unit, depending on the number available. Figure 8. Asterisks Next to Selected Drives 2 After all drives for the unit are selected, use the Tab to move to the Create Unit button and press Enter. The Create Disk Array screen appears (see Figure 9). www.3ware.com 21
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    ... Drives 3 Use the arrow keys to highlight the desired RAID configuration and press Enter. For information ...256KB). Note: Striping size is not applicable for RAID 1, because it is a mirrored unit without striping....random access (such as a database). 22 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    Basic Steps for Creating a Unit Figure 11. Stripe Sizes for a RAID 5 To set other parameters for the unit While creating a unit through 3BM, you can set several ... unit is not actually created and no data is overwritten until you have finished making all your changes and press F8. www.3ware.com 23
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    ...key. You will also want to make sure that the controller is the boot device for your computer. After ...data on the drives, and create the unit. Depending on the RAID configuration you are creating, initialization of the unit ...delay of up to ten minutes. 24 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ... intact when initialization is done in the operating system. For complete information about initialization of RAID units, see "About Initialization" on page 169. Specifying a Hot ... "Hot Spare" appear next to the drive in the Available Drives list. Figure 13. Hot Spare Indicated www.3ware.com 25
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    ... process. Note: In order to replace a failed drive in a degraded unit, a hot spare drive must have...boot order when they detect a newly installed controller and device. Refer to the documentation for your ...Unit 0 will be treated as the boot disk.) „ 26 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... final steps in setting up your RAID units are to load the 3ware driver and make the units available to your operating system. For details, turn to Chapter 4, "Driver Installation." After installing the ...Disk Manager (3DM 2)" and the 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide. ...
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    Chapter 3. First-Time RAID Configuration Using 3BM 28 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...steps in setting up your RAID units are to load the 3ware driver and make the units... system's boot device, you install the driver for the controller as you install the operating system... is already installed on a unit connected to another controller or to the motherboard, you start the operating system...
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    ...as a disk attached to the motherboard. This section contains instructions for how to: „ „ „ Create a driver diskette for the 3ware RAID controller Install the 3ware driver... you may install the 3ware driver from either the 3ware software CD-ROM or from a diskette. 30 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID...
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    ...new drive configuration managed by the 3ware RAID controller, follow the instructions in this section. If Windows ...driver 1 Boot from the Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 CD and press ... that you have an additional 3ware RAID controller. 2 3 4 5 Insert the 3ware driver diskette and...
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    ... installation at this point. There are no instructions after installing the driver that are specific to 3ware. If you ... the Driver on a System that Boots from a Different Device If you are installing the 3ware RAID controller on ... Wizard, Windows 2000 32 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... displays using the default selections. When the Wizard prompts you to select a device driver, click Have Disk, and then indicate that it is on the...(Figure 16), click Next and follow the prompts on the screen to install the second driver. Figure 16. Install Hardware Device Drivers www.3ware.com 33
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    .... Completing Found New Hardware Wizard After the driver has been installed, continue with the instructions under "Making Units Managed by a 3ware Controller Available to..., and then indicate that it is on the CD or floppy. 34 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    Driver Installation Under Windows 3 4 If the "Digital Signature Not Found" message appears, click Yes to continue the installation...again (Figure 20), click Next and follow the prompts on the screen to install the second driver. Figure 20. Welcome to the Found New Hardware Wizard www.3ware.com 35
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    ... click Finish. Figure 21. Completing Found New Hardware Wizard After the driver has been installed, continue with the instructions below under "Making Units Managed ... a 3ware Controller Available to Windows" on page 37. 36 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    Driver Installation Under Windows Making Units Managed by a 3ware Controller Available to Windows After the 3ware driver has been installed, you ... to partition and format the new units or disks. 1 2 Remove the driver diskette or CD, reboot the system, and log in as ...
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    ...: Before installing the 3ware driver, you must have already installed your 3ware RAID controller in the system. Consult the 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID ...-by-step instructions for the following: „ Red Hat / Fedora Core Linux Installation „ „ "Installing the 3ware Driver and Red...
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    ... 3w-9xxx drivers included on the 3ware CD are for 3ware 9550SX and 9500S series controllers. ..., but can be used together when both controller types are installed in the same system. The examples in ... your processor. Be sure you load the correct driver on your system. It is possible to load the wrong ...
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    ...the CLI. (For details, see "Viewing Information About Individual Controllers" on page 115.) You can also check ... Hat Linux or Fedora Core 4 Materials required „ „ „ 3ware software CD-ROM Floppy diskette, ..., click the Driver & Firmware Disks button. 40 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ...the motherboard interfered with using a drive or unit managed by the 3ware RAID controller as a boot device. Disconnecting the IDE drive while installing Linux will eliminate this problem....Red Hat and press Enter. The system automatically reports: Loading 3w-9xxx driver www.3ware.com 41
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    ...installing from the Red Hat CD-ROM. Installing the 3ware Driver on a Red Hat Linux System ... to load the driver manually or from a script, instead of updating the RAM About Variables In the Driver Installation Instructions.... For example: 2.6.11-hugmem 42 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ... a console window. Mount the CD which contains the 3ware driver. To mount the CD, type: mount /dev/cdrom and press Enter. 3 Copy the driver: For Redhat WS4 on Intel x86 and AMD, .../lib/modules directory from which to copy the 3w-9xxx driver. Example: /sbin/mkinitrd -v -f /boot/initrd-2.6.18-...
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    ... automatically at boot time. To install the 3ware driver and load the driver manually instead of using a ... issuing the following command: /sbin/depmod -a Load the driver manually. Type: modprobe sd_mod insmod 3w-... command into a startup script. 44 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide...
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    ... installed on another drive.) Creating a SuSE Linux Driver Diskette If you are installing Linux on ... drive or unit managed by the 3ware RAID controller, you must create a 3ware driver diskette. ... Firmware Disk Images menu, click the button for the driver disk you want to create. A confirmation window...
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    ...), since the system needs them to boot properly. Note about variables: In the instruction below, replace with the kernel version you are using ..., type: /sbin/insmod /lib/modules//kernel/drivers/scsi/ 3w-9xxx.ko 46 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... driver was installed from the CD-ROM. If a driver is not available for your system, you will need to... output should be similar to: Added linux * Compiling a 3ware Driver for Linux If you are using a...distribution for which there is not a compiled driver available from 3ware, you can copy the source ...
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    ...already installed your 3ware RAID controller in the system. Consult the 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA ...such as a disk attached to the motherboard. Obtaining 3ware FreeBSD Drivers The 3ware software CD-ROM ...support/index.asp. Materials Required „ 3ware driver The driver and the corresponding source files...
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    ... instructions for the following situations: „ „ "Installing the Driver while Installing FreeBSD on the 3ware RAID Controller".... Run the FreeBSD installation and reboot. For instructions on how to install FreeBSD, see the FreeBSD website,... driver, twa.ko, into the floppy drive. If you do not insert ...
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    ... be automatically loaded at reboot time. To make the driver part of the kernel 1 2 Boot with the FreeBSD CD-...may fail to recognize the floppy drive. 3 4 5 6 Load the driver from the floppy drive. Remove the floppy disk... to recognize the floppy drive. 50 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ... up, change the kernel build infrastructure to include the 3ware driver sources. a b Change to the following directory:...lines shown below under RAID controllers device twa # 3ware Escalade 9000 series ...you intend to enable printing of debug messages in the driver, add the following line to /sys/conf/...
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    ... Boots from a Different Device To install the 3ware driver as a module 1 Copy the driver from the 3ware CD-ROM at... controls are seen as da0, da1 etc. To make the driver part of the kernel 1 2 3 4 Create the directory /sys/...directory: cd /sys/conf 52 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    .../twa If you intend to bundle the firmware image with the driver, add the following line to /sys/conf... you intend to enable printing of debug messages in the driver, add the following line to /sys/conf/options... no debug messages, whereas specifying 10 prints a LOT of debug messages. www.3ware.com 53
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    Chapter 4. Driver Installation 54 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... and maintain the units connected to your 3ware 9550SX RAID controller. For information about doing particular tasks in 3BM, refer to the later sections in this guide. This section is organized into the following topics: ...-12 BIOS: BE9X X.XX.XX.XXX Firmware: FE9X X.XX.XX.XXX BBU Status...
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    ...continue. Figure 25. Warning Message When you Start 3BM If 3BM detects a degraded array, a red message box appears, to alert you to the problem. For information about rebuilding a degraded array, see "Rebuilding Units" on page 181 56 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... summary will appear for the 7000/8000-series controller, similar to Figure 23. To access the BIOS ...-series board, press Alt-3 when the information for that controller appears. Although similar to 3BM, some ..., see the version of the 3ware Escalade ATA RAID Controller User Guide that supports the 7000 ...
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    ...shows the current configuration for the drives attached to your controller, and a list of any available drives....PgDn key.) „ „ Unusable Arrays lists any RAID configuration missing too many drives ... an Existing Controller with a New Controller," in the 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller Quick...
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    ... a selected unit to see any subunits and drives in the unit, or contract it to see only the heading again. (9550SX controllers only) Highlight one of the primary buttons on the main ... Up and Down Arrow Keys Alt+A Shift+ Shift- Alt+C Alt+D Alt+M Alt+S Alt+I S www.3ware.com 59
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    ... in 3BM 2 To do this Return to starting values for this session in the 3ware BIOS Manager Use these keys F6 Note:... the status of units and drives Return to the main 3ware BIOS Manager screen, from the Advanced Details screen ... Alt-F1 Esc Esc F8 60 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... settings that let you customize the behavior of the BIOS for the selected 9550SX controller. You can access these settings by ... BIOS for all controllers for one time only by pressing Alt-B. This is useful to temporarily boot from a non-3ware device without having to change the system's boot order....
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    Chapter 5. 3ware BIOS Manager 2 (3BM 2) To change BIOS settings 1 2 On the main 3BM screen, Tab to Settings and press Enter. On the pop-up menu... the options and make the desired changes. Tab to OK and press Enter to return to the main screen. 62 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Information screen shows you details about your controller, and about the version of associated software installed on ...and press Enter. On the pop-up menu, select Controller and press Enter. (Note that the particular ... you're finished using help, press Esc to close the help window. www.3ware.com 63
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    Chapter 5. 3ware BIOS Manager 2 (3BM 2) 64 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... the status of 3ware RAID controllers and associated drives. 3DM runs as a service under ... 2 features are only available for 9000-series controllers. Two levels of access are provided: user ... information about doing particular tasks in 3DM, see the remaining sections in this guide. www.3ware.com 65
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    ... including port-1080 and 888. To override this on a per-port basis, the Mozilla release notes recommend to add...in your Mozilla installation directory). For example, to unblock port 888, use the following line: pref("network..../defaults/pref/all.js 66 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... on a Microsoft Windows system The 3ware RAID controller works with Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. The latest service packs should be installed for any Windows release. To... not know which port to use, leave the box unchecked and use the default port. www.3ware.com 67
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    ...and Security Configuration Display 5 If the 3DM HTTP listening port setup screen appears, enter the HTTP port you want to use. This screen only appears when you check the first box on the..., separating each entry with a comma (,). 68 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... if you do not want to see this alert in the future. To do so, click View Certificate and then click Install Certificate. Figure 31. Security Alert dialog box 9 When the first 3DM screen appears in your browser, log in as Administrator and use the default password, 3ware. www.3ware.com 69
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    ... file 3dm2.pem and restarting the 3DM 2 service. Under Windows, this file is located in the same ... replace /linux with /freebsd. To start the installation 1 2 3 Insert the 3ware software installation CD-ROM for Linux .../3dm2/freebsd ./install.3dm --i 70 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... Linux, but not for FreeBSD.) 1 Was RPM used to install the driver and/or 3DM? The default answer is no. ("RPM..., separate them by a comma or a semicolon: 4 Please enter the port number you would like to use for web... and then eject the CD-ROM disk when finished: cd /home eject cdrom www.3ware.com 71
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    ... Uninstalling 3DM under Linux or FreeBSD To uninstall 3DM for Linux or FreeBSD 1 2 3 Insert the 3ware software installation CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. Mount...close any open web browsers before starting 3DM again to close the server socket. 72 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Starting 3DM and Logging In 3DM runs as a service under Windows, and as a daemon under Linux.... status information and manage your 3ware RAID controller by logging in to the 3DM screens in your browser... installation and upon bootup. To start 3DM manually 1 2 3 Login as root. Afterwards, type: /etc/...
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    ... access are provided: „ „ Users can check the status of the controller, units, and attached drives. Administrators can... default password for both User and Administrator is 3ware. Note: If you forget the passwords,...3DM resets the passwords to 3ware. 74 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ...you specified. Note: If you expect to see a controller that is not listed, it may not be compatible with the driver that is loaded; a firmware flash upgrade may be required. ... provides summary or detail information about your 3ware RAID controller and the resources connected to it. As you work ...
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    ...is available from the Information menu. You can view controller, unit, and drive information for a particular ..., whether remote access is permitted, and the incoming port which 3DM will use for listening. Help lets... electronic copy of this User Guide. 76 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... with the 3DM Screens Viewing Information About Different Controllers in 3DM If you have more .... Note: Throughout these instructions, current controller is used to refer to the controller which is currently... Provides basic information about each 3ware RAID controller in your system. To see this page...
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    ...Page Description Shows a list of the units on the current controller and provides summary information about each ...detail information for the drive. To see this page, click the Port # for a drive on the Drive Information page. Lets... Battery Backup Page 78 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ...whether remote access is permitted, and the incoming port which 3DM will use for listening. To view ...and Disabling Remote Access Setting the Incoming Port # Setting the Frequency of Page Refreshes Setting ... password for both the User and Administrator is "3ware". Passwords are case sensitive. You can...
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    ... Notification 3DM can notify you when the 3ware RAID controller requires attention, such as when a disk unit becomes degraded and is no longer fault tolerant.... of the sender. This will appear in the "From" field of the e-mail. 80 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...a user can connect to 3DM over the internet or an intranet, to check status or administer the controller and associated drives. If remote access is disabled and a user ... page refreshes, and a message at the top of the screen confirms that remote access has been enabled or disabled. www.3ware.com 81
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 92
    ...Port. The page refreshes, and a message at the top of the screen confirms that the listening port has been changed. Setting the Frequency of Page Refreshes Since the... field. You can then refresh manually by clicking Refresh on your web browser. 82 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Unit Information Page Unit Details Page Drive Information Page Drive Details Window Controller Settings Page Scheduling Page Maintenance Page Alarms Page Battery Backup Page 3DM 2 Settings Page Controller Summary Page Figure 34. Controller Summary Page www.3ware.com 83
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 94
    ....) Firmware. The firmware version running on the controller. Driver. The driver version being used to interact with the controller. Status. The overall status of the .... If both Error and Warning conditions exist, the status will appear as Error. 84 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 95
    ...the controller. Serial #. The serial number of the controller. Firmware. The firmware version running on the controller. Driver. The driver version being used to...important when contacting AMCC for support with your controller. It will help AMCC identify the problem you encountered. www.3ware.com 85
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 96
    ... menu bar, or when you click an ID number on the Controller Summary page. The Unit Information page shows... your unit in the Unit Names section of the Management > Controller Settings page. Type. The type of unit, ... logical capacity (size) of the unit. 86 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 97
    ...operational status of the unit: OK, Rebuilding, Initializing, Migrating, Verifying, Degraded, or Inoperable (missing drives). When a unit is Rebuilding, Initializing, Migrating, ...Information, the page title in the menu bar continues to display "Unit Information" even when you view www.3ware.com 87
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 98
    ... the following information described below. To see details about a particular drive, click the Port #. You'll see a list of all drives, with the drive ... are shown in the subunits section. The port number is a link to the Drive Information page. 88 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ..., the line showing the port # you clicked on is highlighted. The Drive Information page shows a list of drives on the controller specified in the drop-down list on the menu bar, and ..., Offline JBOD, Not Present, Device Error, SMART Failure, ECC Error, or Drive www.3ware.com 89
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 100
    ... 3ware Disk Manager (3DM 2) Removed. (In the event of a problem, the status shown for the drive can be useful to...Drive Details window appears when you click a Port # on the Drive Information page. This Drive Details ...and the SMART data for the drive. 90 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 101
    ... controller. Not all drives support NCQ. Only 9550SX controllers support NCQ. The NCQ values... level, queuing is enabled or disabled for all drives in a unit on the Controller Settings Page. SATA Link Supported...data. The SMART data meaning varies by disk drive manufacturer and model. www.3ware.com 91
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 102
    ... rate is not persistent following a reboot for 7/8000 controllers. The five radio buttons let you ... performed in comparison to I/O. The furthest left buttons set the firmware to the fastest settings for background tasks settings. This means, maximum 92 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 103
    ... unit you are using. For 9500S controllers, a Disable Write Cache on Unit Degrade setting can be set in 3ware BIOS Manager (3BM... even if you enable write cache in the Unit Write Cache field. (This option does not apply to 9550SX controllers; it is integrated into the StorSave policy.) For additional ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 104
    ...want to ensure that a rebuild will complete successfully without manually intervention. If the rebuild fails and ...then you have the option to start a rebuild manually. It is recommended that a file system check be executed ...Naming a Unit" on page 149. 94 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 105
    ..., see "Exporting JBOD Disks" on page 119. Disable Write Cache on Unit Degrade. For 9500S ... will be automatically disabled on a unit if it becomes degraded. After the unit is rebuilt, the write cache ... does not apply to 9550SX controllers; it is integrated into the StorSave policy.) www.3ware.com 95
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 106
    ... system schedulers. For detailed information, see the 3ware KnowledgeBase article 12290, on the website at http://... for background tasks that affect all units on the controller specified in the drop-down list on the menu ... list at the top of the page. 96 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    .... Note: Scheduling of these tasks is only available on the 9000- series controllers. For details about the different background tasks, see "About Background Tasks" on...the event that cable CRC errors are encountered, requiring multiple retries to read sectors. In severe cases, the www.3ware.com 97
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 108
    Chapter 6. 3ware Disk Manager (3DM 2) UDMA mode may be downgraded from ATA 150 to ATA 133, to ATA 100, to 66, to 33. ... Page Figure 42. Maintenance Page The Maintenance page appears when you choose Management > Maintenance from the menu bar. 98 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 109
    ... a drive before unplugging it. This is required for controllers earlier than the 9550SX models, and recommended ... and the drive. In 9000-series controllers, rescan checks all ports. It checks empty ... indicating they were previously part of a 3ware RAID configuration, they will appear in the Available ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 110
    ... numbers for the 7/8000 series will begin with the lowest port number of the unit. Use the checkbox next...) of the unit. Status. Operational status of the unit: Ok, Rebuilding, Initializing, Verifying, Migrating, Degraded..., which has that information. 100 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 111
    ...that can be safely removed without creating an inoperable unit. (For example, a RAID 5 missing 2 or more drives or a RAID 0 missing 1 or more drives would become inoperable.) If you remove ...a Stop Verify link appears in the right-most column of the Unit Maintenance table. www.3ware.com 101
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    ... you can select the drive you want to use. If the degraded unit has more than one degraded drive (..., a RAID 10 where both mirrored pairs each have a degraded drive), you will repeat this process a second time. If ... to a RAID 10 with four drives. 102 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 113
    ... the drives and move the unit to another controller. the data on the unit remain intact. Caution... under Linux, unmount the mount point to where the RAID unit is mounted. For example, if you... to be reassembled into a unit again on this controller, or if moved to another controller. www.3ware.com 103...
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    ... Units) This section lists the drives on the controller which are not currently configured as part of a unit. The Port number, model, capacity, and status are all displayed, ... want to use in the list of Available Drives, 104 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 115
    .... Configuring a Unit in 3DM For more detailed instructions, see "Creating a New Unit" on page.... The drop-down list lists the possible RAID configurations for the drives selected in the list of Available... stripe sizes for the configuration you selected in the RAID level drop-down. www.3ware.com 105...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 116
    ...policies for the unit. These policies can also be set and changed on the Controller Settings page. For details about these policies, see "Unit Policies" on.... For additional information, see "Setting the StorSave Profile for a Unit" on page 139. 106 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 117
    ... list of AENs (asynchronous event notifications) received from the controller displayed in the drop-down list in the menu ... header. For 7000 and 8000-series controllers, alarms can be used by either 3DM ... of the alarms that appear on the Alarms page, see "AEN Messages" on page 214. www.3ware.com 107
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 118
    ...generated by 7000- and 8000- series controllers is the time retrieved from the driver by 3DM. The time shown ... generated by 9000-series controllers is the time received by the driver from firmware. Message. The specific text... the BBU firmware version. 108 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 119
    ... powered on. This indicates the BBU is not able to backup the 3ware RAID controller. When the BBU is in the charging state, write caching is disabled automatically on all units attached to the controller. „ „ „ Fault.The BBU detected a fault. This occurs if the voltage or...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 120
    ... amount of time that the battery backup unit can protect the data in the 3ware RAID controller's cache memory. This field is set to zero at the start of a ... Date. Indicates when the BBU last detected the battery pack was removed and replaced. 110 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 121
    ..., page refresh frequency, whether remote access is permitted, and the incoming port for 3DM to listen for requests. The initial settings for most of these ... of events for which notifications should be sent. A severity of Information will send e-mails for all alarms, a severity of www.3ware.com 111
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 122
    ...3DM is first installed, the default password for both is 3ware. Change Password For. Select the access level... pages in 3DM will be refreshed with new data from the controller. To change this setting, select another option... 3DM from a remote computer. 112 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 123
    ... field specifies the HTTP: port to be used by 3DM when listening for communications. The default port setting is 888. If you change this port, make sure the ...so will cause 3DM to stop responding and you will have to restart it by hand. Change Port button. Saves a new port number. www.3ware.com 113
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    Chapter 6. 3ware Disk Manager (3DM 2) 114 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 125
    .... You can check the controller model, serial number, firmware and driver versions, and the status of the controller. The following steps tell you how to display information about...3DM Controller Summary page appears, listing all the 3ware controllers installed in your system. The right-most ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 126
    ... drop-down is available on all pages that provide controller-specific features. When you select a different ... changes, to reflect the details for the controller you selected. Note: Throughout this manual, the term current ... Information page displays. 116 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 127
    ... whether write cache will be automatically disabled on a unit if it becomes degraded. (This option does not apply to 9550SX controllers; it is integrated into the StorSave ... policy is enabled or disabled. When it is enabled, any unit larger than a specified size (known www.3ware.com 117
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 128
    ...the Auto-Rebuild policy is enabled or disabled. When disabled, degraded units can only be rebuilt with designated spares. When enabled, the controller firmware will attempt to rebuild a degraded unit if there is ... Figure 48. 3DM Controller Settings Page 118 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 129
    ...press Enter. On the pop-up menu, select Controller Policies and press Enter. The Policy ... disks (unconfigured disks) connected to the 3ware RAID controller are not exported to the operating system.... „ Single disks can take advantage of the controller caching and configuration is persistent. „ Single...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 130
    ... enable the Export JBOD Disks option, the controller 3 recognizes and displays as JBODs drives ... the number of drives-from 1 to 4, 8, or 12, depending on the number of ports on the controller. Delay between spinup: Select ... makes the policy changes. 120 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 131
    ... on Unit Degrade Note: This procedure applies only to 9500S controllers. For 9550SX controllers, this feature ... recovery, to cover the case where there is a software RAID layer (using some redundancy) on top ... the CLI. 3ware firmware supports a maximum of 8 volumes per controller, up to a total of 16...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 132
    ...is because Windows 2000, Windows 2003, Windows XP, and FreeBSD 4.x, do not currently recognize... FreeBSD 5.x. Microsoft plans to overcome this limitation in Win XP-64bit and Windows 2003, SP 1.... number of volumes will be created. When the carvesize is 122 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 133
    ... and 2048Gb For more information, see the 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide. Setting the Auto-Rebuild Policy For 9550SX controllers, the Auto-Rebuild policy determines how the controller firmware will attempt to rebuild degraded units. When Auto-Rebuild...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 134
    ... Auto-Rebuild allows you to add a drive to the controller and have it be available for a rebuild, without having to... Auto-Rebuild through 3DM 1 2 Choose Management > Controller Settings from the menu bar in 3DM. In the Other ... change you have made. 124 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 135
    ... of disks connected to your 3ware RAID controller. This section includes instructions for performing the following... through 3DM Changing An Existing Configuration (RAID Level Migration or Online Capacity Expansion... Removing a Unit Moving a Unit from One Controller to Another Adding a Drive through 3DM...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 136
    ... 3ware RAID controller, Chapter 3, "First-Time RAID Configuration Using 3BM," provides step-bystep instructions. Drives to be included in the unit You may include from one to... names will be visible in 3DM and CLI. 126 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... New Unit Stripe size, if appropriate for the RAID level In general, smaller stripe sizes ... Profile. StorSave Profile (Protection, by default) (9550SX controllers only) „ The particular policies that you ... or units. For information about working in 3DM, see "3ware Disk Manager (3DM 2)" on page 65....
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 138
    ...list, select the drives you want to include in the unit by marking the checkbox in front of the Port number for each one. If you are creating single drive units (... here shows the drives you selected, and lets you specify configuration settings. 128 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 139
    ... you have 12 drives attached to the controller and selected RAID 50 as the configuration in step 3,... Subunit, as shown here. Figure 53. Configuring a RAID 50 with 12 Drives 8 Make changes ... list at the top of the page and the operating system will be notified of the new unit. 9 www.3ware.com 129
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 140
    ...through 3BM In 3BM, configuration tasks start from the main 3ware BIOS Manager screen shown in Figure 54.... maintenance tasks. For information about working in 3BM, see "3ware BIOS Manager 2 (3BM 2)" on page 55. Figure... Alt-A to select them all. 130 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 141
    ... can also press Alt-C to choose Create Unit. 3 On the 3ware Disk Array screen, make sure that ... proper drives are listed (see Figure 56 for an example for RAID 5). Figure 56. Create Disk Array Display 4...then press Enter again to set the name. Tab to the RAID Configuration field and press Enter to ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 142
    ...to the field Stripe Size and select the desired striping size (16, 64, or 256 KB). Figure 58. Stripe Sizes for a RAID 5 8 (Optional) Tab through the ... the PgUp and PgDn keys to bring more information into view. 132 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 143
    ... and Formatting Units" on page 133. Note: For RAID 5 units with 5 or more disks, and RAID 50 units with a subunit of 6 disks, initialization of the unit begins immediately. You can ... Tools from the Start menu: a Choose Computer Management from the Administrative Tools menu. www.3ware.com 133
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 144
    .../dev/da0 | disklabel -B -R -r da0 4 Create or make the file system: newfs /dev/da0c You can also use sysinstall to format and partition the unit. 134 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 145
    ... drive, a hot spare must have the same or larger storage capacity than the drives it is replacing. For 9550SX controllers, the Auto-Rebuild policy allows automatic rebuilding to ... Auto-Rebuild Policy" on page 123. Note: 3ware's 9000 series RAID controllers use drive coercion so that ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 146
    ...spare is not large enough to replace a failed drive in a fault-tolerant unit, or if there is not a fault-tolerant unit for the spare to support, 3BM will notify you. 136 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 147
    ... the Controller Settings page. For more information, see "Disabling Write Cache on Unit Degrade" on page 121. For 9550SX controllers, the Disable write cache on unit degrade ... be enabled. Do not use Windows Control Panel to enable or disable cache on 3ware RAID units. www.3ware.com ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 148
    ... Write Cache through 3DM 1 2 Choose Management > Controller Settings from the menu bar in 3DM. In the Unit ... write cache settings, see the reference section, "Controller Settings Page" on page 92. Enabling ...setting is for write cache to be enabled.) 138 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 149
    ... Disabled, if no BBU present. (Enabled, if BBU is present.) Disabled Disabled. (If BBU is present, this essentially disables the BBU for this unit.) Disabled Disable Cache on Degrade Enabled www.3ware.com 139
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 150
    ... disabled for that unit. „ Write cache disabled on degrade. In the event that a unit degrades, the use of write cache ... rebuilt, you must enable the write cache manually using 3DM2, 3BM, or the CLI. The write ... write cache continues to be enabled. 140 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 151
    ... Profile through 3DM 1 2 Choose Management > Controller Settings from the menu bar in 3DM. In the Unit ... or Disabling Queuing for a Unit Some drives support NCQ (Native Command Queuing), which ... can improve performance; it causes command reordering to be done on the drive, itself. www.3ware.com 141
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 152
    ... below. You can see whether NCQ is supported and enabled for a particular drive in the Drive Details... queuing for a unit through 3DM 1 2 Choose Management > Controller Settings from the menu bar in 3DM. In the Unit Policies... them and exit 3BM. 142 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 153
    ...these unit policies, see the 3DM Reference section, "Controller Settings Page" on page 92.) To set unit ...the menu bar in 3DM. In the Unit Policies section of the Controller Settings Page, check the boxes to select the... You can also set some of these policies when you create units. www.3ware.com 143
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 154
    ...a unit. These changes can be made using 3DM2 or the CLI. Instructions for using migrate in 3DM2 are described below. For information about CLI, see 3ware 9000 Series Serial ... data is moved from its original physical location. 144 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    Changing An Existing Configuration Figure 63. RAID Level Migration Example Typically, a unit is ... the unit's stripe size. For example, a four-drive RAID 5 with a 64KB stripe size can be migrated to a... 256KB stripe size. The steps below describe how to change a RAID level in 3DM2. www.3ware.com 145
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 156
    ... can jeopardize the safety of your data. To change the RAID level of a unit 1 2 In 3DM 2, choose Management > ..., select the unit for which you wish to change the RAID level, by checking the box next to the Unit ID... RAID level must be changed.) 146 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 157
    ... the drives(s) you wish to add to the unit by checking the Port ID box next to each one. If desired or necessary, select the appropriate RAID level. Click OK. The Maintenance page updates to ... 8 information, see the 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide. Informing the ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 158
    ...3 If the reconfigured unit is secondary storage, you must have the controller rescan, in order to update unit information. a b In ...you are using. Please consult your Linux/FreeBSD documentation and the 3ware Knowledgebase for more information. 148 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 159
    ...a Unit Through 3DM 1 2 3 4 Make sure the appropriate controller is selected in the drop-down list at the right of... menu bar in 3DM. In the Unit Names section of the Controller Settings Page, locate the unit for which you... finished making changes, press F8 to save them and exit 3BM. www.3ware.com 149
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 160
    ... If you want to reassemble the drives on another controller, use the Remove Unit button in 3DM instead... more information, see "Moving a Unit from One Controller to Another" on page 156.) Deleting a Unit through... command: umount 150 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 161
    ... asks you to confirm, click OK. Configuration information associating the drives with the unit is deleted, and the individual drives appear in the Available Drives list (Figure 65). You can now use them as part of another unit, or designate them as Spares, for use in a rebuild. www.3ware.com 151
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 162
    .... Backup any data that you want to keep. 3 On the Delete Disk Array screen, review the information about the unit to make sure it is the one you want to delete. 152 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 163
    ... appear in the list of Available Drives. Remember: The unit is not actually deleted and no data is overwritten until you press the F8 key to save your changes, or press Esc and select Yes when asked if you want to save. 5 Press F8 to save your changes, or press Esc and then Yes. www.3ware.com 153
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 164
    ... also remove a drive, if you want to force a degrade on a redundant unit, or if you want to ...the applicable drives. Refer to your system's user guide for details on removing fixed disks. If you ...and most likely a reset of the controller or a system hang. 154 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 165
    ...remove the drives and move them to another controller. If you have a hotswap carrier,... the drives and unit on the current controller, click Rescan Controller. Removing a Unit Through ... to select it. An asterisk appears in the left-most column to indicate that the unit is selected. www.3ware.com 155...
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    ...you do not have to physically connect the drives to the same ports to which they were connected on the previous controller. The firmware will still recognize the ... "Unlocking Drives Configured on a 9500S Controller" on page 157. 156 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 167
    ... you want to use these drives on an older 3ware controller, a non-3ware controller, or connect them directly to a motherboard ...normal mode before moving the units. Incomplete, degraded, rebuilding, or initializing units cannot be converted. In addition, RAID 0, 10, and 5 units must use a standard 64 ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 168
    ... under Linux or FreeBSD 1 2 3 4 Upgrade your driver to the 9000 series driver. Run the conversion utility to ... controller installed. Install the Windows driver. (For details, see "Driver Installation Under Windows" on page 30... key to save and exit. 158 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 169
    ...controller and remove that controller from the system. Attach the drives to the 9000 board. Reboot the system and enter the 3ware 9000 series BIOS (3BM) by pressing Alt-3. Enable... its drives attached. Boot to the operating system. 2 Install the 9550SX driver. If you are using Linux, you ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 170
    ... the 9500S to the 9550SX. Boot to the operating system. Install the 9550SX driver. If you are using Linux, you may also need to update the initial RAM disk with the .... On the Maintenance Page, click Rescan Controller. 160 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 171
    ... controllers before the 9550SX model, and recommended for the 9550SX models. This is useful if you ... unplugging it. If you unplug a drive on a 9550SX controller without first removing it in 3DM... as removed, however it will not be completely removed unless you Rescan the controller. www.3ware.com 161...
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    ... drive, click OK. You can now remove the drive from your system. If you removed a drive that was part of a unit, the unit may become degraded, as shown in (Figure 68). 162 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 173
    ... make them available by rescanning the controller. Rescanning checks all ports on the controller. It then updates the status of all ports, so if error conditions have been fixed,... page 98. To rescan the controller through 3DM 1 In 3DM, choose Management > Maintenance. www.3ware.com 163
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 174
    ... about units and drives, and updates the information shown on the Maintenance page. To rescan the controller through 3BM 1 From the main 3BM screen, press Alt-r. You are warned ... will be lost. 2 Type Y for Yes. The controller is rescanned. 164 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 175
    ... check unit and drive status, and manually start background maintenance tasks. 3DM ... summary and detailed information about your 3ware RAID controller, configured units, and available ...(such as initializing, verifying, or rebuilding), or has a problem (error, degraded, warning). Figure 69 illustrates ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 176
    ...pages with summary and detailed status information, see these topics in the 3DM Reference section: "Controller Summary Page" on page 83 "Controller Details Page" on page... "Drive Information Page" on page 89 "Drive Details Window" on page 90 166 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... the Alarms page A detailed error listing, available for download from the Controller Details page SMART data for individual drives Viewing ... include alarms that occur when the 3ware RAID controller requires attention, such as when a disk unit becomes degraded and is no longer fault tolerant. They ...
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    ...troubleshooting. To download the error log 1 2 3 4 Choose Information > Controller Details from the menu bar. Make sure... bar. On the Drive Information Page, click the port number for the drive you are interested in. A window... is shown as hex values. 168 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ... Initialization of new units Rebuilds when units have become degraded Unit verification Migration of an on-line RAID from one RAID configuration to another...performance until completed. You can adjust how much initialization will slow performance by setting the rate at which it www.3ware.com 169
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    ... and verification are completed. Initialization of Different RAID Types Information about initialization for each of the different ..., keeping any data in the unit intact. RAID 5 units with 3 or 4 disks do not need... with full performance when created. 170 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
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    ...lower channel number) being copied to the other disk. In RAID 10 units, data from one half ... with 12 disks in 4 subunits of 3 RAID 50 with 16 disks in 4 subunits of 4 RAID 5 with 5 or more disks...' or 'Verifying'. 3ware's auto-initialization feature determines if this is required. During driver startup...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 182
    ...again. You can still read and write data from a degraded unit, but the unit will not be fault tolerant until ..., other drives in addition to spares may be used to rebuild degraded units. If no spare is available, the ... for verify and media scan.) 172 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 183
    ...units (single disks, JBODs, spares, and RAID 0 units) read each sector of a drive,...during ordinary use of drives configured through 3ware RAID controllers. When verification encounters an error,... of a redundant array that is in a redundant state (not DEGRADED or REBUILDING), then Dynamic Sector Repair...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 184
    ... as rebuild and initialization tasks. Because of the controller and disk resources required during ...If the unit was in the middle of the migration process and the controller was shutdown uncleanly, the unit cannot be moved... Configuration" on page 144. 174 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 185
    ...) in relation to normal I/O activity. 9000-series controllers show separate settings for Rebuild Rate... verify tasks can be started manually or scheduled. For details about manually starting these processes... settings, see the reference section, "Controller Settings Page" on page 92. www.3ware.com 175...
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    ..., time, and duration. Sometimes you may want to manually start rebuild and verify tasks. For ... than all other background tasks. 3ware 9000-series RAID controllers can work on multiple units at ... the nonredundant unit will occur at the same time. 176 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 187
    ... at the scheduled time when a drive degrades and there is a hot spare, or when a rebuild has been manually requested. If a rebuild does not complete in the ...To view Verify Tasks or Self-test Tasks, select it from the drop-down list at the top of the page. www.3ware.com 177
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 188
    ..., migration, initialization, and verify can happen whenever they are required, are manually started, or if the Auto-verify policy is enabled for a particular ...column. For more information, see "Selecting Self-tests to be Performed" on page 180. 178 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...2 3 4 To view Verify Tasks or Self-test Tasks, select it from the drop-down list at the top of the page. Scroll to the section of the Scheduling page that shows the task you want to add. In the fields at the bottom of the section, select the Day, Time, and Duration for the task. www.3ware.com 179
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 190
    ..., scheduling of self-tests is always enabled. To disable self-tests you must either remove all schedule times, or uncheck the tests listed in the Tasks column. 180 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 191
    ... the rebuild process starts and when it completes. For 9550SX controllers, if Auto-Rebuild is enabled, the firmware will attempt to rebuild a degraded unit with an ..., but the data may be incorrect. It is recommended that you execute a file system check when the rebuild completes. www.3ware.com 181
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 192
    ...Rebuilding a Unit Through 3DM When a drive on a unit degrades, you replace it with an available drive and ... Unit Maintenance section of the Maintenance Page, select the degraded unit and click the Rebuild Unit ...page to remove the drive from the unit. 182 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 193
    ...the 3BM screens. Figure 70, shows an example of how a degraded RAID 5 unit appears in 3BM. Figure 70. Degraded RAID 5 Array to be Rebuilt You can start the rebuild of a degraded unit manually in... Figure 71. Degraded Disk Array Warning Message 2 Press a key to continue. www.3ware.com 183
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    Chapter 9. Maintaining Units 3 If your degraded unit has a drive indicated as Not in Use,...column to indicate the drive is selected. 2 3 4 Press Tab to select the degraded unit and press Enter to select it. ... Rebuild Disk Array screen displays. 184 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...minutes after the operating system finishes loading and the 3ware driver has loaded. Cancelling a Rebuild and ...you can remove and replace the drive, rescan the controller (Alt-R), and then select a new drive ... Then when you start 3BM, the unit will appear as degraded and you can rebuild it, using the...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 196
    ... not previously been initialized and you manually select Verify Unit in either 3BM or... can be done automatically, on a schedule, or can be started manually, as described below. For information about scheduling, see "... 3DM or 3BM. as described below. 186 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 197
    ... pressing Enter. An asterisk appears in the left-most column to indicate that it is selected. 2 3 Tab to the Maintain Unit button and press Enter. On the pop-up menu, select Verify and press Enter. Verification of the selected unit starts immediately. Figure 74. Verifying a Unit www.3ware.com 187
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 198
    ... their associated LED. Note: Drive Locate will be supported by chassis vendors. This feature requires a chassis with...site for future updates on a list of chassis vendors that support the CCU, as they become available. You ...and uncheck the Blink box. 188 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 199
    ... Information Testing Battery Capacity Determining the Current Version of Your 3ware Driver You can view controller and driver information in several different ways: „ „ „ Using 3DM 2 ... firmware versions (see 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide) Under Linux, ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 200
    ...check the version. For more information, see 3ware 9000 Series Serial ATA RAID Controller CLI Guide. Updating the Driver and Firmware You can download ...Note: Information in this section applies to updating drivers and firmware for the 9550SX controller. The 3ware website also allows you...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 201
    ...create a driver diskette, extract the driver files to a floppy in step 9 above. Refer to the user manual for your operating system for more details. Updating the...addition, if you boot from a unit on a 3ware RAID controller, updating the driver will require that you restart the system...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 202
    ...using the update utility 1 2 3 4 5 Download and extract the driver files, as described on page 190. Backup ...system as system administrator. Locate the folder that contains the driver files you extracted in step 1. Double-... Showing Available Drivers 192 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 203
    ... are current, the screen reflects that. In this example, both the driver and firmware are already current on the system, so the recommendation...files, you will see an error message, and the 3ware Driver/Firmware Update dialog box will show only the Driver as available. Figure 78. Error Message When ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 204
    .... Figure 79. Update Utility Showing Only Driver Available Note: If you have multiple ... and click Continue to install your selections. During the update, the driver installs on your local drive. The ...Doing so will render the controller unusable. 194 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 205
    ...do so. (If you were working from a driver diskette, be sure to remove the floppy diskette ...receive a message to that effect. To complete the installation with an unsigned driver, click OK. 9 If a final message ... When your system has multiple 3ware RAID controllers installed, the update utility lets ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 206
    Chapter 10. Maintaining Your Controller When the 3ware Driver/Firmware Update dialog box appears,...Update Utility described above. To update the 3ware driver under Windows XP (Note that during this process, you... Start menu, open the Control Panel window. 196 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 207
    .... Locate and double-click on the applicable 3ware Serial ATA RAID Controller. The 3ware 9000 Series ATA RAID Controller Properties dialog box appears. Click the Driver tab (Figure 81... 81. 3ware Serial ATA RAID Controller Properties Dialog 10 Click the Update Driver...button. www.3ware...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 208
    ...10. Maintaining Your Controller 11 If your system has Windows XP Service Pack 2, the first screen asks whether ..." and click Next. Figure 82. Windows XP Service Pack 2 Windows Update Query 12 ...Upgrade/Install Device Driver Wizard 198 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 209
    ... screen (Figure 84) choose "Don't search. I will choose the driver to install" and click Next. Figure 84. Search for Driver Screen 14 When the Select the Device Driver screen appears (Figure 85), click the Have Disk...button. Figure 85. Select the Device Driver Screen www.3ware.com 199
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 210
    ... you are using a diskette in the A drive.) Figure 86. Install From Disk Dialog Box 16 When the Select the Device Driver dialog box reappears, select the ... continue and follow the instructions to complete the driver installation. 200 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 211
    Updating the Driver and Firmware 18 When the Completing the Hardware Update Wizard screen appears,...new hardware. If you are using Windows XP Service Pack 2, the screen asks whether ...selection as "Install the software automatically." Click Next and follow the prompts on the screen. www.3ware.com 201
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 212
    Chapter 10. Maintaining Your Controller 21 When the second Completing the Found New Hardware screen appears, click Finish. Figure 89. Completing Found New Hardware Wizard 202 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 213
    ... Under Red Hat 1 2 3 4 Download and extract the driver, as described on page 190. Backup any critical data prior to updating the 3ware driver. Change the directory to the location with the extracted driver....>/3w-9xxx.hug /lib/modules/ /drivers/scsi/3w-9xxx.o 5 For 2.4 Kernels, add the...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 214
    ...is still available (for a limited time) if a newer driver is still needed. Check the release notes for... supported operating systems. 1 2 3 4 Download and extract the driver, as described on page 190. Backup any critical... after the 3w-xxxx entry. 204 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 215
    ... Reboot, if booted from the 3ware controller. Otherwise, continue with step 11. The driver is now updated....supported, you will need to compile your own driver. For more information, see knowledgebase article ... Under FreeBSD 1 2 3 4 Download and extract the driver, as described on page 190. Backup any ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 216
    .../log/messages). 6 If you wish to load the driver automatically every time the system is rebooted, ...prom0006.img The utility shows the version of the driver and firmware included in the utility, the versions currently ... to flash the firmware upgrade. 206 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 217
    ... Backup Unit (BBU) is an add-on card that can be attached to a 3ware 9000 RAID controller to supply power from a battery pack in ... for 9500S controllers (BBU9500S-01) and one for 9550SX controllers (BBU-9550SX-01). Note: When the BBU status is not "Ready," write caching is automatically disabled on ...
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    Chapter 10. Maintaining Your Controller Testing Battery Capacity Batteries in the BBU need to... disabled. For how to replace the battery, see the installation guide that came with your controller. To test the battery in a BBU in... will say "OK" again. 208 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 219
    ... Capacity Figure 91. BBU Information Screen While Battery is Testing To test the battery in a BBU in 3BM 1 2 At the main 3BM screen, tab to the BBU button and press Enter. Tab to Test Battery Capacity and press Enter. Figure 92. Battery Backup Information Screen in 3BM www.3ware.com 209
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    Chapter 10. Maintaining Your Controller 210 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ...and compatibility information related to 3ware RAID controllers, refer to: „ 3ware support page at: http.../userdocs.asp „ 3ware Compatibility Lists: http://www.3ware.com/support/sys_compatibility.asp Before... Three screens in 3DM 2 provide controller version and status information that can be helpful...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 222
    ...hardware and reboot. There may also be a problem with the motherboard. Please check the Motherboard Compatibility ...problems, but the system does not boot. The problem could be one or more of the following: „ „ The BIOS ... your operating system. „ 212 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 223
    ... If you installed your operating system when you installed the 3ware RAID controller, you may have made a mistake in ... controllers. You may not have the most recent driver for your controller (7000/8000, 9000). To find out the driver number currently installed, see "Determining the Current Version ...
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    ...(asynchronous event notifications) are messages issued by the 3ware RAID controller when an error is detected such or when an action ...00Ch 00Dh 00Eh Message Controller reset occurred Degraded unit Controller error occurred ... deleted Initialize failed 214 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... threshold exceeded Drive removed Drive inserted Unit inoperable Unit operational Prepare for shutdown (power-off) ... not started; unit never initialized Drive not supported Spare capacity too small for some units ...-DIMM not compatible SO-DIMM not detected Buffer ECC error corrected www.3ware.com 215
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    Chapter 11. Troubleshooting Table 10: AEN Error Message Summary Value 03Ah 03Bh 03Ch 03Dh 03Eh 03Fh 040h 041h 042h 043h... overdue Battery charging started Battery charging completed Battery charging fault Battery capacity is below warning level 216 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... detected a soft reset from the device driver. If the 3ware RAID controller fails to respond to the device ... controller and retry the command packet. 002h Degraded unit An error has been encountered and... internal error. Please contact AMCC Customer Support as a replacement board may be required. 004h ...
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    ...No rebuild is required if you replace the missing drive before loading the driver. 007h Initialize completed The 3ware RAID controller has completed the initialization sequence...drive. One such possible failure of a disk 218 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 229
    ...unit will go back to degraded mode if possible. 00Fh SMART threshold exceeded The 3ware RAID controller supports SMART Monitoring,... able to predict a drive failure before it happens, allowing a user to schedule service of the array before it becomes degraded. The SMART status of each drive www.3ware...
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    ...any drive is determined to be likely, the user is notified by this AEN. 3ware recommends that you replace any drive that... inoperable. Drive removal caused unit to become inoperable. This AEN is sent after offline unit ... lowers the UDMA transfer rate. 220 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 231
    ... recover from certain drive errors that would normally result in a degraded array situation. For redundant arrays such as RAID 1, 10, 50, and 5, ... of the test indicates a failure of a hardware component on the 3ware RAID controller. This AEN is sent to notify the user of the problem...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 232
    ... (see AEN 023h). For non-redundant arrays (JBOD, RAID 0 and degraded arrays), drive ECC errors result in the 3ware RAID controller returning failed status to the... When the verification starts, this AEN is posted to the user. 222 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 233
    ...side of the mirror does not equal the other side. RAID 5 and 50. The parity data ...Replacement drive capacity too small The 3ware RAID controller notifies the user by this AEN when the replacement ... than required. The replacement drive must be equal to or greater capacity than the drive it's replacing....
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 234
    ... failed (such as a drive error on a specific port). 035h Migration completed This AEN is sent ... data/parity mismatch This AEN is sent by the controller when a verify error is found (parity inconsistency .... In this case, the controller is inoperable. 224 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 235
    ...drive has been power-cycled, it will send this AEN. The controller may degrade the unit (if possible). 03Bh Rebuild paused This AEN will be sent when the rebuild operation is... 03Fh Flash file system error detected The 3ware RAID controller stores some configuration parameters as files...
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    ... DCB read error occurred This AEN will be sent when the controller finds error in reading the primary copy of... DCB read error detected This AEN will be sent when the controller sees a latent error in the backup Disk ... user should replace the battery. 226 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... not ready and is unable to backup the 3ware RAID controller. 048h Battery voltage is too high... not ready and is unable to backup the 3ware RAID controller. This indicates that the Battery Backup Unit must... not ready and is unable to backup the 3ware RAID controller. The user must replace the battery ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 238
    ... and write data is still being backed up in the controller cache. This can occur if a unit that ... before the power failure was physically removed or became inoperable before system power was restored. 050h Battery ... health check has completed. 228 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... Backup Unit is still able to backup the 3ware RAID controller but it signals that the battery pack ...not ready and is unable to backup the 3ware RAID controller. The user must replace the battery ... of the battery and its ability to backup the 3ware RAID controller in case of a power failure. This AEN ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 240
    ... health of the battery and its ability to backup the 3ware RAID controller in case of a power failure. This AEN ...retained write cache data was flushed. The 3ware RAID controller performs cache synchronization when system ... successful for some reason. 230 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
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    ... and is updated when the controller firmware is flash-upgraded. For 9550SX controllers, it is included in the tw_update utility.... be used to view, maintain, and manage 3ware controllers, disks, and units. It is available ... 10, RAID 50). „ CLI. Command Line Interface. The 3ware CLI is a text program,...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 242
    ... the drives. „ „ „ Destroying. Same as deleting a unit. Degraded unit. A redundant unit that contains a drive ... in spite of the error. EMS (Enclosure Management Services). Chassis-monitoring functions for environmental, power,..., and move the unit 232 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 243
    ...when drives are mirrored) or because of error checking (as in a RAID 5 unit). „ Firmware. Computer programming instructions that are stored in a read- only memory on... "just a bunch of disks." Note that earlier versions of the 3ware RAID controller exported JBODs to the OS. By default, this is not...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 244
    ... generate data on a new drive after it is put into service to replace a degraded drive in a fault tolerant unit (for example, RAID 1, 10, 5, or 50). „ ...drive. The process of making a drive unavailable to the controller. 234 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... spin up, at one time, on a particular controller. (9000 series controllers only) Stripe size....minor" stripe size. A major stripe size is equal to the minor stripe size times the number ...50, a verify will calculate RAID 5 parity and compare it to what is written on the disk drive. www.3ware.com 235
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    Appendix A. Glossary 236 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no ... radio frequency emission limits, use shielded cables and connectors between all parts of the computer system. www.3ware.com 237
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 248
    ... certification for all its products. However, a product's software drivers are typically submitted for certification at nearly the same ... process may lag behind the release of the drivers, please refer to our WEB site at.../EEC Low Voltage Directive . 238 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 249
    C Warranty, Technical Support, and Service Limited Warranty RAID Controller Hardware. 3-Year Hardware Warranty: AMCC ... Hardware Warranty and Software License Agreement at our website: http://www.3ware.com/support/rma_form.asp AMCC warranty service is provided by returning the defective product to ...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 250
    ... with a credit card number with authorization in the amount equaling the then current list price of the 3ware Serial ATA RAID Controller, including shipping ... and you will not be charged for the advanced replacement. 240 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    .... AMCC Technical Support and Services Product information, Frequently Asked Questions, software upgrades, driver files and other support are available ... the AMCC World Wide Web site at http://www.3ware.com. AMCC's 3ware software library is accessible at: http://www.3ware.com/...
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    Appendix C. Warranty, Technical Support, and Service 242 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... a unit 130 deleting a unit 152 details about a controller 116 exporting unconfigured disks 119 help 63 ... delete unit 104 deleting a unit 150 details about a controller 115 Disk Management Utility 65, 115 ... error level (059h) 229 Battery capacity is below warning level (058h) 229 www.3ware.com 243
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    ...(027h) 222 DCB version unsupported (028h) 222 Degraded unit (002h) 217 Downgrade UDMA (021h) ... 154, 156 arrays 4 definition 231 moving from one controller to another 156 removing in 3DM 154 auto initialization... capacity test completed (050h) 228 244 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... in 3DM) 93 controller moving unit to another 156 rescanning 163 updating driver 190 FreeBSD 205 Red Hat 203 ...217 Controller Settings page, 3DM 92 Controller Summary page, 3DM 83 create unit (definition... Drive not supported (030h) 224 Drive power on reset detected (03Ah) 225 www.3ware.com...
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    ...Hat 203 SuSE 204 Windows 196 driver diskette creating (Windows) 31 drives... system repaired (040h) 225 FreeBSD driver installation 48 updating 205 H hardware... policy (viewing in 3DM) 95 L Linux driver compiling 47 installation 38 updating... units 165-187 246 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User...
  • 3Ware 9550SXU-16ML | User Guide - Page 257
    ...042h) 226 Q Queuing policy (setting in 3DM) 94 R RAID concepts and levels 4 configurations 5 configurations available 8 determining level to use 8 RAID 0 5 RAID 1 6 RAID 10 7 RAID 50 7 RAID 5 6 RAID Level Migration ...12 SMART Details page, 3DM 90 SMART threshold exceeded(00Fh) 219 www.3ware.com 247
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    ...SO-DIMM not detected (038h) 224 software installation, troubleshooting 212 some data lost (025h) 221 ...01Fh) 220 unlocking drives configured on a 9000 series controller 157 Unsupported DCB, indication on drive 150, ... 225 Verify started (029h) 222 248 3ware 9550SX Serial ATA RAID Controller User Guide
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    ... 88 W Warranty 239 WHQL 238 working in 3BM 59 write cache 12, 93 disable on unit degrade 121 disable on unit degrade policy (viewing in 3DM) 95 disabling on degrade in 3BM 121 enabling 137 enabling in 3BM 138 enabling in 3DM 138 www.3ware.com 249
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