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Smart Array 5i Controller settings

 
donkarnash_1
Frequent Advisor

Smart Array 5i Controller settings

Hello,
We have a DL380 with Smart Array 5i Controller with 6*146G HDD which are configured in RAID5. I checked the ACU and the controller cache settings is 100% read and 0% write. I want to change this but cannot see any option to change it. Can anyone advise. Thanks
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Graeme Bray
Regular Advisor

Re: Smart Array 5i Controller settings

Do you have the battery backup write cache?

It's a battery that goes on the Controller. It's like a $30 part.

You'll need that before you can change the cache settings.
donkarnash_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Smart Array 5i Controller settings

Hi, I don't think there is a battery for the controller. Do I need HP to provide me one ???
KarloChacon
Honored Contributor

Re: Smart Array 5i Controller settings

hi

Dl380 G2? or G3?

Some server have a simple 5i controller and other 5i plus which have the capacity to upgrade BBWC in order to be able to change read/write

check this
Battery Connector for BBWC Enabler
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantstorage/arraycontrollers/smartarray5i/description.html#quickspecs

in case you have 5i plus this is the part you need

http://partsurfer.hp.com/cgi-bin/spi/main?sel_flg=partinfo&template=main&cpric=&psrchmode=&partsrch=255514-B21&submit.x=8&submit.y=4

regards
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