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P408i-a cache status

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P408i-a cache status


We have some DL380 GEN10 servers with P408i-a SR controller and the cache status is "not  configured":

HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 in Slot 0 (Embedded)
Controller Status: OK
Cache Status: Not Configured
Battery/Capacitor Status: OK

In the Controller Manager the option to modify cache settings is not available

In the Diagnose the array accelerator is disabled and:


Battery count = 1

Battery status = 0x0001

Disable Flag = 0x01


HPE Smart Array P408i-a SR Gen10 in Slot 0 (Embedded)
Bus Interface: PCI
Slot: 0
Serial Number: confidential or sensitive information removed
RAID 6 (ADG) Status: Enabled
Controller Status: OK
Hardware Revision: B
Firmware Version: 1.99-0
Firmware Supports Online Firmware Activation: True
Driver Supports Online Firmware Activation: False
Rebuild Priority: High
Expand Priority: Medium
Surface Scan Delay: 3 secs
Surface Scan Mode: Idle
Parallel Surface Scan Supported: Yes
Current Parallel Surface Scan Count: 1
Max Parallel Surface Scan Count: 16
Queue Depth: Automatic
Monitor and Performance Delay: 60 min
Elevator Sort: Enabled
Degraded Performance Optimization: Disabled
Inconsistency Repair Policy: Disabled
Write Cache Bypass Threshold Size: 1040 KiB
Wait for Cache Room: Disabled
Surface Analysis Inconsistency Notification: Disabled
Post Prompt Timeout: 15 secs
Cache Board Present: True
Cache Status: Not Configured
Configured Drive Write Cache Policy: Disable
Unconfigured Drive Write Cache Policy: Default
Total Cache Size: 2.0
Total Cache Memory Available: 1.8
No-Battery Write Cache: Disabled
SSD Caching RAID5 WriteBack Enabled: True
SSD Caching Version: 2
Cache Backup Power Source: Batteries
Battery/Capacitor Count: 1
Battery/Capacitor Status: OK
SATA NCQ Supported: True
Spare Activation Mode: Activate on physical drive failure (default)
Controller Temperature (C): 57
Capacitor Temperature (C): 47
Number of Ports: 2 Internal only
Encryption: Not Set
Express Local Encryption: False
Driver Name: smartpqi
Driver Version: VMware
PCI Address (Domain:Bus:Device.Function): 0000:5C:00.0
Negotiated PCIe Data Rate: PCIe 3.0 x8 (7880 MB/s)
Controller Mode: Mixed
Port Max Phy Rate Limiting Supported: False
Latency Scheduler Setting: Disabled
Current Power Mode: MaxPerformance
Survival Mode: Enabled
Host Serial Number: confidential or sensitive information removed
Sanitize Erase Supported: True
Sanitize Lock: None
Sensor ID: 0
Location: Capacitor
Current Value (C): 47
Max Value Since Power On: 52
Sensor ID: 1
Location: ASIC
Current Value (C): 57
Max Value Since Power On: 62
Sensor ID: 2
Location: Unknown
Current Value (C): 51
Max Value Since Power On: 56
Primary Boot Volume: None
Secondary Boot Volume: None