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VA7100 amber light flashing

sid_22
Advisor

VA7100 amber light flashing


In our VA7100 array we have all diskâ s amber light flashing, we want to know if it is normal and what is the problem if itâ s not.
Please see attached file for armlog â c command.
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Lester Dias
Advisor

Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

Sid,

I can't open your attachment but from memory the amber flashes when a host tries to identify a dirve and also during the auto format precess.
sid_22
Advisor

Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

Thank you for your replay.

I agree with you that but they are flashing all the time during VA normal functioning.
Attached file is a rar file you can open it with Winrar
Torsten.
Acclaimed Contributor

Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

Without reading all the logs it looks to me like you have an internal problem with your array, because of man I/O related messages.

All disks blinking amber is very often related to an array controller problem.

How about an "armdsp -a ..."?

BTW, the firmware is a bit too old.

HP22 is latest, you have HP18.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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sid_22
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Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

Hi

With armdsp â a, all things are ok there is no problem, please see attached file.

Yes we have HP18 for VA and HP05 for disks. If it is a firmeware problem why they are blinking despite that there was no update for any RFU or software?

Regards
Torsten.
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Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

Your C2 controller is totally missing in the result output.

Do you have 2 controllers installed?
If you have, C2 is dead - hence the lights.

Your firmware indicates a single controller as a problem.

Newer firmware can also handle single controller configurations.

Hope this helps!
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Torsten.

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sid_22
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Re: VA7100 amber light flashing



From the start we have only one controller installed. Would yhis cause a problem for the HP18 firmware ?
sid_22
Advisor

Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

I wonder if it possible to use armmgr command with â I option on each disk to stop flashing its amber LED.


For exemple like the following for disk 1 :
armmgr -I M/D1 off

???
sid_22
Advisor

Re: VA7100 amber light flashing

Please can someone help ?