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Exchange Information Store Errors

rjpetr
Occasional Visitor

Exchange Information Store Errors

Hi

We have a DL 380 with Smart array 6i controller (Firm rev B 2.36) Driver 12/10/2004 5.64.0.32 and are receiving the following errors in our application log on exchange:

Event ID 509 Performance, source ESS
A request to read from information store ...priv1.edb succeeded but took an abnormally long time (351 seconds) to be serviced by the OS.

Questions:

Will a array controller firmware or driver update help or is this a hardware cache memory issue?

Should I look at a setting on the controller card itself, such as turning off write cache or something similar?

Thanks
3 REPLIES
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Exchange Information Store Errors

Well you 're smart array version is 2.36 it think it at 2.76 (cp007619.exe)
History:
Version 2.76A (Enhancements)
Enhancements

Updated recommended hard drive firmware list with models that have been experiencing excessive SCSI command timeouts. When one of these drives is present, user will see a POST message recommending he upgrade the driveâ s firmware. Failure to upgrade may result in the bus down-shifting from Ultra 320 to Ultra 3.
Version 2.74A (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
1. Added POST messages informing users to upgrade their HDD firmware for certain models of hard drives to the latest available firmware version on the HP web site.
Fixes
1. Fixed an issue where Windows Server x64 would hang or blue screen when the Smart Array driver is installed or upgraded on a system that has greater than 7GB RAM.

2. Fixed Array behavior to prevent unwanted device migrations by detecting conditions, where a SCSI disk drive unexpectedly changes its SCSI ID.

3. Fixed an issue where inquiries to the logical drive would succeed even after the drive is physically removed.

Version 2.68A (Contains Bug Fixes)
Fixes
1. Fixed an issue that can occur during configuration (with the ACU) of an MSA20 or MSA500. In a Windows environment, the issue can result in a blue-screen condition.

2. Disabled a function designed to detect a condition where a SCSI disk drive unexpectedly changes its SCSI ID. This function was previously part of the FW for the SA-6400, SA-641 and SA-642 only.
Version 2.58B (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
1. Added support for the controller firmware to place a Monitoring and Performance stamp (M&P) on the disk drive, if it is missing from the drive.
2. Added split-mirroring support and a mirroring re-synchronization feature. This allows a RAID 1 volume to be split into two RAID 0 volumes and then combine the two RAID 0 volumes into a single RAID 1 volume.

3. Added an enhancement to allow an occasional SCSI command timeout without downshifting the SCSI bus to a lower speed.

4. Enhanced performance for drive rebuilds and RAID 5 and RAID 6 (ADG) configurations.

5. Added support for the 512MB Battery-Backed Write Cache (BBWC) option.

6. Added POST message 1717 "Disk Drive(s) Reporting OVERHEATED Condition".

7. Updated POST message 1794 "Array Accelerator batteries have failed to charge and should be replaced". This POST message will now display if this condition has occurred when no logical volumes are present or if cache has already been disabled.

Fixes
1. Fixed an issue with the component installer that may cause this component to not be recognized under the Windows Preinstallation Environment (Windows PE). If you have previously upgraded to version 2.58 firmware another update is not needed.
2. Fixed an issue that causes the HP Insight Management Agents to display incorrect characters for the DL360 G4.

3. Improved event messages when the Smart Array 6400 is installed with two MSA20 enclosures. "Box 1" or "Box 2" is indicated in the event message for a disk drive removal or failure event.

4. Modified the PCI-X timing to prevent the Smart Array 641/642 and 6i from possibly becoming unresponsive during read requests when installed in a ProLiant DL760G2.

Version 2.48A (Contains Bug Fixes)
Fixes
Updated the battery charging firmware to reduce the frequency and duration of battery charging cycles. This helps prevent overcharging the battery, which can contribute to premature battery failures. This also reduces the time required for a battery recharge cycle to complete.
Updated the battery firmware to improve the sensing and reporting of battery health. This helps prevent battery status messages from alternating or indicating false status.

Updated the battery firmware to reduce the chances of deep discharging the battery. This helps to maintain the capacity of the battery in the event data was trapped in the cache over the specified backup duration.

Updated the battery firmware to keep the charge capacity during a controller firmware update. This helps prevent the inconvenience of battery back write cache becoming temporarily disabled due to a required recharge following a battery firmware update.


HP ProLiant Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver for Windows Server 2003 Version 5.76.0.32
cp007419.exe

Version 5.76.0.32 (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver (cpqcissm.sys):

None
Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Event Notification Driver (cpqcisse.sys):

Added new events to support the HP StorageWorks 20 Modular Smart Array Enclosure
Fixes
Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver (cpqcissm.sys):

Incremented version number
Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Event Notification Driver (cpqcisse.sys):

Corrected an issue where events would incorrectly identify the location of a failed fan or power supply in certain configurations.



Version 5.74.0.32 (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
None

Fixes
Smart Array 5x and 6x Controller Driver (cpqcissm.sys)
Resolved a WHQL SCSI compliance issue when the driver was used with the MSA 500 G2 storage enclosure.
Version 5.72.0.32B (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
Smart Array 5x and 6x Notification Driver (cpqcisse.sys)
Updated Version Major Number for SmartStart 7.60.

Smart Array 5x and 6x Controllers SCSI Miniport Driver (cpqcissm)
Updated Version Major Number for Smart Start 7.60.

Fixes
Smart Array 5x and 6x Notification Driver (cpqcisse.sys)
Resolved an issue where CPQCISSE reported incorrect MSA20 box number when two MSA20's are connected.
Version 5.70.0.32 (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
Component installer was enhanced to leave the component XML file (cpxxxxxx.xml) in a known location (%SystemDrive%\CPQSYSTEM\) so the HP Management and Version Control agents can retrieve information about the installed components on the server.
Fixes
Smart Array 5x and 6x Notification Driver (cpqcisse.sys)
Resolved the following:

Issue where the cpqcisse driver logs incorrect information into the IML when Cabinet, Chassis, and Bay are all zero.

Issue where the cpqcisse driver causes a blue screen with Bug check 0x24 when driver verifier is enabled.

Issue where cpqcisse reported incorrect drive information upon detecting an Unrecoverable Read Error for a drive installed in a HP Modular Smart Array 20 Enclosure.
Version 5.68.0.32 (Contains Bug Fixes)
Enhancements
Updated Version Major Number for SmartStart 7.40.
Fixes
Resolved an issue where the cpqcisse driver does not work with external arrays.
Version 5.66.0.32 (Contains Bug Fixes)
Fixes
Resolved the following:

Issue wherein prior to hibernation, all the I/O was not completed and hence the controller cache was not flushed.

Issue that can cause the Event Notification driver to crash when there are more than 7 disk drives on a SCSI Bus.

Wich DL 380 do you have G1, g2, g3, g4 or g5?
Daniel Leblanc
Honored Contributor

Re: Exchange Information Store Errors

So you need to upgrade 2.36 to 2.76
and you driver also from 5.64.0.32 to 5.76.0.32, i dont think the driver will a big difference but you firmware for the array will!!
Igor Karasik
Honored Contributor

Re: Exchange Information Store Errors

Hi,
1) Upgrade firmware is always good idea

2)>>Should I look at a setting on the controller card itself, such as turning off write cache or something similar?

Do you sure your SmartArray 6i has write cache ? I think by default 6i doesn't have BBWC. Anyway, I think event 509 not related to read/write cache ratio

3) If you see these events only during Exchange IS maintenance (backup or online defragmentation, for example) it maybe normal situation