Michael Dickerson

Tips for successfully installing an Ultra DAC on Series 5 Gear

Discussion created by Michael Dickerson Employee on Aug 31, 2016
Latest reply on Sep 15, 2016 by Michael Dickerson

In this article I will share a tip to help ensure the successful installation of an Ultra DAC on Series 5 Hardware. During a customer install we ran into a situation where after cabling up the Ultra DAC to a Series 5 Packet Decoder and booting up we encountered some strange output from the nwraidutil.pl command. The first 30 drives of the Ultra DAC were displaying a strange N/A where the enclosure number should be (See example below in RED). For some strange reason the PERC 830 Adapter was only recognizing ½ of the enclosures drives. We continued to get this result even after rebooting the appliance.

 

The solution is to POWER OFF the appliance. For some reason the PERC 830 adapter isn’t power cycling during a normal reboot. If you have physical access to the appliance, power it off for 15-30 seconds. Power it back on, let it boot, and re-run the nwraidutil.pl command and you should now have a number assigned for the first 30 drives in the enclosure. If you do not have physical access but do have iDRAC connectivity perform a cold boot / power off, wait 15-30 seconds, power on, etc…

 

DO NOT run the NwArrayConfig script if you are seeing N/A in the Encl section. This will result in you having to perform manual de-configuration on the DAC.

 

Also it might be helpful to use the NwArrayConfig script located in /opt/rsa/saTools with one caveat, DO NOT use any version of this script than;

 

rsa-sa-tools-10.6.1.1-118.4.eb0e5a2.el6.noarch.rpm

 

 

***Please reference this Article for details…

The correct NwArrayConfig.py script for configuring storage (DAC's) 

 

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“portion” of nwraidutil.pl output

 

Adapters found: 2

 

Adapter 0 (PERC H730P Mini) enclosures found: 1

Adapter 0 (PERC H730P Mini) enclosure 32 slots found: 4

Encl  Slot  State     P.Fail.Count  Raw Size       Inquiry Data

32    0     (O)       0             931.512 GB     SEAGATE ST91000640SS    AS0B9XG9HVFZ           

32    1     (O)       0             931.512 GB     SEAGATE ST91000640SS    AS0B9XG9HVNV           

32    2     (O)       0             1.819 TB       SEAGATE ST2000NX0273    NS27S4609VJM           

32    3     (O)       0             1.819 TB       SEAGATE ST2000NX0273    NS27S460ALQQ           

 

Adapter 1 (PERC H830 Adapter) enclosures found: 2

Adapter 1 (PERC H830 Adapter) enclosure N/A slots found: 30

Encl  Slot  State     P.Fail.Count  Raw Size       Inquiry Data

N/A   48    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFC6R           

N/A   49    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAEZR6           

N/A   50    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF94B           

N/A   51    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBF6           

N/A   52    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF90K           

N/A   53    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCFA           

N/A   54    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFD0P           

N/A   55    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFD0L           

N/A   56    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCLV           

N/A   57    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFD1Z           

N/A   58    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF94C           

N/A   59    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF8XX           

N/A   60    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCHH           

N/A   61    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF8TX           

N/A   62    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFC26           

N/A   63    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAEZRS            

N/A   64    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBF9           

N/A   65    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF90A           

N/A   66    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFATC           

N/A   67    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9C2           

N/A   68    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCSE           

N/A   69    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCC9           

N/A   70    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF8SW           

N/A   71    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFACE           

N/A   73    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCPX           

N/A   74    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBXS           

N/A   75    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFD2A           

N/A   76    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9PZ           

N/A   77    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFART           

N/A   78    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBLT           

 

Adapter 1 (PERC H830 Adapter) enclosure 38 slots found: 30

Encl  Slot  State     P.Fail.Count  Raw Size       Inquiry Data

38    0     (O)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFARF           

38    1     (O)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFAM0           

38    2     (O)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBNR           

38    3     (O)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBYP           

38    4     (O)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFB5P           

38    5     (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFB5B           

38    12    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAEZPR           

38    13    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9BT           

38    14    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9DV           

38    15    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFBXM           

38    16    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9C5           

38    17    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9GP           

38    24    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAEZSG           

38    25    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF8TR           

38    26    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF916           

38    27    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCNW           

38    28    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCXC           

38    29    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFD1B           

38    36    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCJW           

38    37    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCSL           

38    38    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCN9           

38    39    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAEZT5           

38    40    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCP6           

38    41    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF8WN           

38    48    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9PM           

38    49    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCWM           

38    50    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAF9AZ           

38    51    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCFZ           

38    52    (U)       0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAERAH           

38    53    (U)     0             3.638 TB       SEAGATE ST4000NXCLAR4000GS18Z1ZAFCFH           

 

 

WARNING: Physical disk problems have been found.

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Adapter Information

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Adapters present: 2

 

 

 

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